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Nora McInerny Purmort

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Nora McInerny Purmort never expected to be a widow at 31 years old – nor did she expect to have to read a eulogy at her father’s wake 6 weeks before that. She was thrown into a situation that she did not ask for, and faced changes that she never could have anticipated. There are the changes that we seek out in our life, and then there are the changes that happen to us, and … CONTINUE READING

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Be Change

I consciously chose to start Season 3 at the beginning of September because there is a palpable shift in energy and people’s mindsets this time of year. Even though there is not a “school year” for us adults – that is almost what it feels like. Like something is coming to an end and it is time to enter into our fall mode. I am not sure if this is because as humans we … CONTINUE READING

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Be Reflective

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This post and podcast episode are a week late, because I was in Los Angeles last week meeting my brand new niece. Needless to say – I am very much in love – and I felt like it was a worthy cause to really be in the moment, spending my time focusing on her. The thing about major life changes – births, deaths, etc. – is that they really have a way of making you … CONTINUE READING

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Judy Joo

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Judy Joo majored in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research in college before taking a job at Goldman Sachs and then Morgan Stanley – working on the trading floor as a institutional fixed income derivatives saleswoman. As one might imagine, the work was exciting, exhausting, stressful, intense and monetarily rewarding – yet, Judy found herself disconnected from what she was doing and burnt-out. She craved work that she felt more passionate about and connected to at … CONTINUE READING

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Bridgette Di Ferdinando

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Bridgette Di Ferdinando was working in the corporate world as a organizational psychologist and change management consultant where she had the chance to closely examine the culture and make-up of companies in Australia, the United States and throughout Europe. Over time, what she began to see was that employees were feeling less-and-less empowered and companies were putting less-and-less trust in their employees. She watched as higher-ups started focusing less on the individual and more on … CONTINUE READING

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Michelle Lee Weldon

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Restorative yoga on Sunday evenings is somewhat like my church. It is relaxing and centering as well as a time to get myself in a positive mindset for the week ahead. I highly recommend it for any and all, and if you happen to be in the Denver area, then you should most definitely check out Michelle Lee Weldon’s class at Kindness Yoga.

This is where I first met Michelle, and was introduced to her … CONTINUE READING

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Be: Confident

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Be Confident by Haneen Badri

Although adversity is intended to improve one’s life it also contains the capability to grind you down. The ultimate result of such an impact depends on whether you decide to overcome calamity or to reject reality and let it overpower your very being. Throughout the 7th grade was when I encountered what I consider the first trying period of time in my life – it was when I started wearing CONTINUE READING

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Be a Scientist – Be an Artist

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I have interviewed a few scientists turned entrepreneur and a lot of artists who are also small business owners, and it has been fascinating to me that their approach tends to be more fluid and understanding of the trials and tribulations of being an entrepreneur compared to many others. I wanted to examine more about the correlation between the scientific method, the creative process and the entrepreneurial experience.

Recently I watched the movie Martian, … CONTINUE READING

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Danny Harris

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Danny Harris was making a routine visit to the Whole Foods on P Street in Washington, D.C. back in 2009 when he looked around and noticed that while he was surrounded by people just like him — “a community of me-s” — no one was interacting or engaged with each other. They were going about their business, separated from each other and unaware of the person next to them. He had worked in policy for … CONTINUE READING

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Be: Experimental

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Be Experimental by Douglas Tsoi

Change happens suddenly and unexpectedly. In November 2014, I got laid off from a job I loved and wanted to stay at for many years. But life is agnostic to one’s desires. I was curious what would happen if I didn’t immediately look for another job. When a fire destroys centuries of old growth forest, new life, diverse and fragile, begins to emerge. Those seeds, having lain dormant for years, CONTINUE READING

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