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The Power of a Gold School

When thinking abut the few things to accomplish over the next week or two, consider this. Every accomplished earner, every accomplished leader, began in Orenda by going to an event for the first time themselves. Every. Single. One.  Oftentimes people are happy product users who are happy to refer a few folks, but haven’t yet… Read more

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A Closer Look | Dr. Shanhong Lu

My story starts in Beijing, China, where I grew up with two traditions of medicine. From the Eastern tradition, my grandmother was a midwife who practiced Chinese medicine and self-care. She strongly believed in nature’s ability to heal and lived a great life to the end. My mother, on the other hand, is one of… Read more

Wendy Simone

A Closer Look | Wendy Simone

When I was a child, grownups would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up, and I answered simply…”happy.” By High School, I was already dreaming of retirement, and as an adult it was the carrot dangling in front of my nose as I worked embarrassingly long hours in and on my… Read more

Marge Wheeler

A Closer Look | Marge Wheeler

People who know me often describe me as bubbly. Friendly. Fun! I am delighted with these descriptions, but they don’t feel complete. I once asked one of my sisters to describe my defining trait from childhood. She said: Persistence. When I look back at my life, this is a trait I can embrace. I was… Read more

Barbara Moore

A Closer Look | Barbara Moore

If you put yourself in my sandals, you can look out over the Kona Coast to the sun-sparkling Pacific Ocean. This paradise is where I have been blessed to live for four decades. My beloved home, perched around a monkeypod tree, filled with art, music, humor, healthy foods, and aloha, was voted “Best B&B in… Read more

Nina and Dr. John Golden

A Closer Look | Nina and Dr. John Golden

Our journey to Orenda began many years before we actually signed the application to become a partner in 2002. We were two busy health care professionals – John, a family physician, and Nina, a physical therapist. Oftentimes we were working over 60 hours a week, with zero time for each other, ourselves or our kids…. Read more

Randy and Vanessa Stralow

A Closer Look | Randy and Vanessa Stralow

My story starts in the heart of Illinois many years ago, where I grew up on a farm. After school I followed in the footsteps of my father and grandfather and became a factory worker in the local steel mill. Every day for nineteen years, I would put on my hard hat and my steel-toed… Read more