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June 29, 2016

The other day I was kind of down on myself.

I was feeling like too much. I was too loud. Too scattered. I had too many opinions and not enough thoughts. There was too much static and zero clarity. Lots of noise without the chill. I was too messy and complicated and all...

June 26, 2016

Good Sunday morning everyone!

Between writing features for Memorial Day, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day and also sharing big service research from the world of academia, #ServiceSunday has been removed from the world of impact interviewing for quite a few weeks. For tho...

June 23, 2016

Bonus Blog - written in ten minutes during my lunch break.

Earlier today, I got the image in my head of a person standing in the middle of a wind storm, casually dodging debris. They were actually rooted in the earth up to their chest. The wind didn't move them and - be...

June 22, 2016

I was recently back in Pennsylvania to spend a week as a camp counselor for upcoming high school seniors. The camp is called RYLA and it stands for Rotary Youth Leadership Award. Both my older brothers and I attended when we were 17 and last year, I was fortunate to be...

June 19, 2016

I didn’t secure an interview for this week on purpose. I didn’t want to highlight an organization. I wanted to highlight a human being. Today is Father’s Day and just as I featured my mom for Mother’s Day, I owe it to my Dad to do the same.

Dear Dad, I’ll Bet Mom’s Maki...

June 15, 2016

At my job, we have morning meetings that we call the daily huddle. In these meetings, we name one thing we accomplished yesterday, three things we plan on focusing on today, and one “working norm” we will live into that day.

Our “working norms” are a list of things that...

June 12, 2016

In April 2015, I wrote a 100-page research paper as part of my senior capstone. In previous blogs I've alluded to the project, but today, realized that I never formally shared any findings with you.

As promised, here is the second portion of my results section. *Click h...

June 8, 2016

What does it mean to be a friend?

Is it texting each other every day? Is it going out to dinner once a week? Is it calling each other once a month to catch up? Is it writing on someone’s Facebook wall for their birthday?

Does it matter how long you’ve known a person? Can...

June 5, 2016

In April 2015, I wrote a 100-page research paper as part of my senior capstone. In previous blogs I've alluded to the project, but today, realized that I never formally shared any findings with you.

For that reason, I'm introducing a two part series that is a direct cop...

June 1, 2016

What makes you happy?

No really, think about it for a second. I’ve been defining Happiness as something new every day since November 9, 2011 and here I am, posed with that question, and – in a way – speechless.

What makes me happy?

I mean, I’ve spent a lot of time with th...

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