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Eugene Young Professional

What does it mean to be successful?

My ambition to succeed has always made me feel like a hamster running on a wheel—a hamster that never sleeps, never takes a water break and is fueled by multiple cups of coffee.

My innate tendency to constantly push myself is why I moved to New York City two years ago. I was following a dream with the hope of being successful, but instead the experience left me feeling empty, tired and unfulfilled. Continue Reading…


Honoring our veterans

Each year, more than 125,000 students in grades 6-8 nationwide enter the Veterans of Foreign Wars Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest. Through their writing, kids are encouraged to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay, expressing their views on the year’s chosen patriotic theme. This year’s theme is “What Freedom Means to Me.” Continue Reading…

Corporate Social Responsibilty — Turell Group blog

Why Corporate Social Responsibility matters

You might be surprised to know that Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is not all that new. In fact, the phrase was coined in 1953 by Howard Bowen’s publication of “Social Responsibility of Businessmen,” according to the Corporate Watch.

So what is CSR, and does it matter? Continue Reading…

Turell Group Blog — Tri Training: Oregon Cancer Foundation

Tri Training: Oregon Cancer Foundation

Many of my tri teammates have been writing fundraising letters and holding events since February. I’ve been so focused on training, I just got started. I have a lot of ground to make up.  If you are not on my Turell Group email list and want to be, leave a comment here, and you will receive our emails listing ways to support the cause, including an invitation to a mid-May fundraising party.

The fundraising dollars from this event will support a local cancer foundation that I’m a board member of  — the Oregon Cancer Foundation.  The foundation empowers, strengthens and sustains those impacted by cancer in our community through education, support and financial assistance. Continue Reading…

Tri Training: Help me raise $5,000

Tri Training: Help me raise $5,000

I am tackling a feat I never thought possible — an Olympic-distance triathlon. Despite my mental gremlins and aching muscles that tell me I can’t, your encouragement tells me I can.

Training for a triathlon is scary. Cancer is scarier.
Running is hard. Fighting cancer is harder.
I never thought I could do this. Neither did they. Continue Reading…

Spring Cleanin — ugh! Turell Group blog

Spring Cleaning — ugh!

Well, it’s that time of year again. The birds are chirping, the trees are budding, the flowers are blooming, and it’s time to deep-clean your house from top to bottom. Who came up with this ridiculous idea anyway? I don’t know about you, but spring cleaning makes my self-esteem plummet like a skydiver without a parachute. Continue Reading…