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The 2023 Brilliance Awards, an annual celebration of the dynamic talent, spirit and intellect of those who tackle issues facing professional women, took place May 17 at the Amway Grand Plaza in downtown Grand Rapids.

From this issue

/Meeting%20the%20Community%20Where%20They%20Are:%20Wendy%20Falb,%20Ph.D.
A driving purpose in Dr. Wendy Falb's life has been a commitment to creating more equitable educational opportunities and a passion for effective community transformation. She served on the GRPS board for 10 years, where she was instrumental in the development of the Museum School and part of the team that increased enrollment for the first time in 25 years and passed a $175 million millage.
/Light%20it%20Up!%20How%20Lighting%20Can%20Elevate%20Your%20Mood%20and%20Transform%20Your%20Space
Have you ever been in a space and the vibe is just ... off? Often, lighting is the culprit. Research indicates that warmer lighting is most associated with a cozy and relaxed atmosphere perfect for being creative and socializing, while cooler lighting is more suited for when you need to be most alert and ready to focus on the task at hand. And while preferences vary, more and more folks are recognizing how influential lighting can be in a space, especially within your home, where you're meant to feel the most at ease.
/How%20to%20Best%20Support%20Parents%20When%20They%20Welcome%20a%20New%20Baby
If you've never had a little one (or it's been a while), it can be difficult to know the best ways to celebrate our friends, family members, colleagues or neighbors when they welcome a new baby. Here are a few ideas to show them some love, whether they're welcoming their first or fourth.
/10%20Ways%20to%20Treat%20Yourself—Because%20You%20Deserve%20It!
The concept of "treating" ourselves has long been equated with indulgences and luxuries to be enjoyed sparingly. But what if treating ourselves really meant engaging in self-care?