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Consumptivism

Consumptivism: kənˈsəm(p) təˌvizəm/ – The art of aligning what we believe with what we buy. I read an article last week that really made me think. It talked about the inconsistency between advocating for the poor while buying products that keep them poor. The article argued that living this way is like “protesting a politician Read full post

OMG I’m Starving

… a phrase that I’m certain many of us are guilty of saying once or twice a day. I’ve always been somewhat of an overly dramatic individual; hyperbole language being a character trait since I was a child. I would be forced to wait forever; I always had a million problems and a ton of Read full post

Overcoming Fear

Do you remember when you were six or seven years old? I remember growing up and not being afraid of anything (except for spiders because everyone knows they are gross). I rode my bike down steep hills and wouldn’t let scrapes and bruises stop me from going even faster. I would swing from the monkey Read full post

Change the World

This is a clip from the founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, 20 years ago. He decided not to live the life that was handed to him, but to carve his own path. He realized that “Everything around you that you call life, was made up by people no smarter than you.” You can influence, shape Read full post

Heart of Integrity

Do what gives your heart the most integrity A friend of mine said this to me a couple years ago on New Years eve. We were talking about our dreams and goals for the new year and all I could say was, ‘I just want to heal the world- but sometimes I don’t know how, Read full post

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