For azcentral.com Healthy Living:
And SFGate Healthy Living:
Congratulations winners! And thank you to all the writers in these communities for all their hard work during the week.
- Tracy Williams
- Carlos Fournier
- Rosemary Peters
Each of these editors will be getting the $50 bonus, in addition to a $1 per article bonus for every article they edited beyond the necessary 25 to qualify. Congrats!
We’d also like to thank all of the other editors who qualified for the $1 per article bonus for the week:
- Howard Witt
- Debbie Swanson
- James Russell
- John Kreiser
- Mark McKillop
Thank you all for your hard work and dedication. And be sure to keep your eyes peeled for more incentive programs like this in the future!
"A big “thank you” goes to the DMS Work-Life Balance program for helping me to reconnect with a brother I haven’t seen in about 20 years and who is terminally ill. Last week, my husband, Mark, and I traveled to Ohio to see Jack and his family. We visited a living history farm, went to the county fair and enjoyed breaking bread daily. Our niece’s lively children were lots of fun and full of giggles. They treated Mark like a human Jungle Jim. It was a week of good medicine."
Alicia's brother, Jack, and his grandchildren visit with Junior, the donkey, at a local living history farm.
Thank you so much for sharing your story and family photos with us, Alicia! We're glad to have helped you afford this visit to see your family.
Our first Work/Life Award goes to writer and editor Jennifer Maughan. Jennifer and her family have been saving up for their family vacation for a while now. Unfortunately, some recent car trouble forced them to dip into their fund. But now, Jennifer, her husband and their three children are back on track to visit Disneyland! Be sure to send us some photos, Jennifer!
Our second Work/Life Award goes to writer Bertha Chambers. Bertha has unfortunately been fighting an ongoing battle with some pretty steep medical bills. Luckily her landlord has been understanding about rent payments, but the bills are starting to pile up. Hopefully this award will help Bertha catch up on some of her medical and rent expenses.
Our third Work/Life Award goes to writer and editor Amy Rosenstein. Amy is a mother of three and a busy freelancer. She knows that her growing children need as much attention you can give them, which is why she plans on using this award to help cover the cost of preschool for her youngest son. We hope he has fun, Amy.
Our fourth Work/Life Award goes to writer, expert and blogger Barbara Baker. Barbara and her husband just took on the big responsibility of guardianship of their eight-month old grand-nephew (but really, who could say no to that face?). While Bradley brings with him a lot of happiness, he brings a lot of adjustment, too. That’s why Barbara will be using this award to help hire a “mother’s helper” to give her a hand.
This month’s Laptop Award goes to writer Ellen Topness. Ellen is working on focusing more of her professional life around writing. Previously, Ellen was a full-time counselor. However, she had to give up that role due to the physical symptoms of multiple sclerosis. With the help of a new laptop, Ellen is going to be able to really boost her productivity and explore new ways to incorporate her counseling skills through video and email conferencing. Good luck, Ellen!
The All-Access Pass Award is going to writer Valerie Liles. Valerie has chosen to attend the Crossroads Writer’s Conference in Macon, GA. She has heard that this conference “literally bathes you in the light of success and motivates you in ways you never knew existed.” We certainly hope this gives you an extra boost, Valerie! Be sure to let us know how the conference goes.
The Co-Working Award goes to writer Lisa Chiu. Lisa has won a three-month membership to Affinity Lab in Washington, D.C. This space has the perfect mix of office, community, education, culture and fun – just what Lisa is looking for! Be sure to report back on what the space is like, Lisa, it looks great!
Remember that applications are accepted during the first seven days of each month. Be sure to apply come September!
Thanks and congratulations to all of our winners.