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“Even if the lemons are really big, and really sour…”

Nadine Boesten tells the inspiring story of how epileptic stress-induced seizures have affected her life in both negative and positive manners. In "When Life Gives You Lemons" from PKN Maastricht Vol. 26, she shows us how to turn a journey of despair into hope; 'how to turn lemons into lemonade.' 

“Open up the doors, cook, let strangers come — this is the only way we can ward off ruin.”

Justin Strother tells a story of moving to the bottom of the world. In “The Supper Club Project” from PKN Christchurch Vol.22 she speaks about her journey to find a place to live in the little town of Lyttleton, and her food and warmth-filled path to finding a cure to loneliness.

“I was ready to pursue my dreams — however dangerous they may be.”

Adventurer Mike Reid shares his journey kayaking from the west coast of Japan to South Korea. In “Crossing Seas and Authorities” from PKN Tokyo Vol. 121, he shows us that riding the Sea of Japan/Korea was not always the most difficult aspect of the expedition — there’s always customs.

When Eve took the apple, she said to Adam, “I want to think for myself.”

Ellen ter Gast tells us that ethical heroism is what we need most in this world. In “Bold Ethics” from PKN Maastricht Vol. 24, Ellen shows us that the right thing to do isn’t always the easy thing to do — especially when it means leaving behind our previously-held beliefs.

Creativity is a place you and your child should go. 

Sharon Exley presents the top 10 ways to nurture creativity, challenge, adventure, and more in children. In “Nurturing Your Child’s Creativity” from PKN Chicago Vol. 32 she shows us that apples don't fall far from trees (via her own brave and artful explorer, Emma).

This is a Christmas card list you wish you could be on.

Since Sam Mechling’s second birthday, his parents have had such high hopes for him. In “Making His Parents Proud” from PKN Chicago Vol. 30, we see that he perhaps doesn’t turn out quite in the way they had expected.

“I’ve taken portraits of over 5000 groups of parents and children over a 30-year period.”

Photographer Bruce Osborn is a long-time resident of Japan, and at a special Tokyo Designers Week 2014 edition of PKN Tokyo Vol. 118 here he describes "Oyako" (a Japanese word that signifies both parent and child): a multi-decade photography project that has consumed his life, and given him amazing insights into Japanese society, and the fantastically diverse family links that exists between parent and child.

“Home is not the place you’re born, home is the place you become yourself.”

Tamim Al-Kadasi speaks on his conceptual definition of home. In “HOME” from PKN Sana’a Vol. 3 he shows us that where you come from is less important than where you’re going. Tamim discusses feeling homesick in his homeland after living abroad, and the realizations he's come to along the way.

“I’ve really become interested in doing custom toy shows and donating the money to good causes.”

Figure and toy expert Don Kratzer speaks on Indie Toy Custom Culture. In “Custom Character Culture for Causes” from PKN Tokyo Vol. 117, Don discusses the discrepancies and crossovers between creators, characters, and figures, as well as goes into depth on the custom figure culture.

“There are 800 million people who lack access to water, and 2.5 billion without a toilet.”

Shilpa Alva co-founded and directs Surge: an organisation focused on bringing safe water and sanitation to those in need. In “Providing Safe Water” from PKN Chicago Vol. 30 Shilpa speaks on the creation of Surge, the plight of those without clean water or plumbing, and how she and her colleagues are enacting positive change.

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