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Be Rebellious

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I had the great honor of being a guest on the Raising Rebellion podcast this week – getting the opportunity to talk to the the podcast’s host, Paul Kim, about the notion of BEing and how this simple act can be seen as rebellious. Paul’s podcast is for parents who want to “prepare their kids to challenge the status quo, and to seek a life of wonderment, purpose, fulfillment, and happiness, even if it’s an … CONTINUE READING

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Lisa Congdon

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When you look at Lisa Congdon’s artwork and illustrations or watch any of her Instagram time-lapse videos of her creating work, you are left with a feeling that this must be something that she has been doing since she was very young. She does it with such ease and her pieces leave you feeling both inspired and playful. Yet, Lisa is a self-taught artist who did not take her first official art class until she … 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.

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Demand Better, Be Better

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For the past four days I had the chance to work at an education conference with 400+ teachers from across the state. It was really very inspiring to get to witness educators talking so passionately about what they do and taking time out of their vacation to learn more about their profession. The conversations ranged from design thinking to experiential learning to peer mentoring, but the underlining piece of it all was doing their job … CONTINUE READING

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Take Time to Tinker

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It has been around for several years, but I recently learned about the Tinkering School and fell in love with the concept. The school started in the San Francisco area by Gever Tulley, and there are now programs offered in Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin, Buffalo and Bratislava (which is the capital of Slovakia – and embarrassingly, I had to look that up). The concept is a program for youth that gives them the time, … CONTINUE READING

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Paul Laurie

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The first time I met Paul Laurie he was running through a venue in a grey top-hat attending to the 100s of people who had shown up for his Silver Spork Social Bacchanal event last November. I later learned that it was the emergency venue, because the warehouse where it was supposed to be had flooded. Yet you never would have guessed it, as Paul seemed very calm and collected, and definitely in his element.… CONTINUE READING

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Sasha McDowell

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Some people actively seek out their Chapter Be path, while others are pushed or fall into it. Sasha McDowell is part of the latter category. She worked in youth development for many years, and loved the jobs she held that were focused around program development and management. Yet, when she became a mother she found herself facing having to put her daughter in daycare for 50 hours a week, and really struggled with this. A … CONTINUE READING

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Michelle Welsch

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Michelle Welsch is a social worker turned entrepreneur who quit her life in New York City and moved to Nepal to work on various projects that support leadership and educational opportunities within the country. What started as three-week volunteer trip evolved into her packing up her bags and moving there full time. She has now been in Nepal for two years, and even though she might not be making oodles of money, she is more … CONTINUE READING

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Brad Allen

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I had the opportunity to meet Brad and learn about his story when I started volunteering at Urban Peak – a non-profit in Denver, CO that provides a full convergence of services for youth ages 15 – 24 who are experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. Brad is the Lead Education Specialist there and works with students who are working toward their GED or looking to enroll in higher education classes. After … CONTINUE READING

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