Happy “Graduation”

While preparing for his ten year old’s third formal graduation ceremony, Justin Kanoya wonders if maybe we’re taking this whole graduation thing a bit too far.

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How Louis Armstrong Influenced Activate World

Launching a new project, like Activate World, can leave us feeling vulnerable or uncertain. Small moments of clarity can be all we need to push forward.

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Four Life Lessons Learned While Traveling Solo

Sometimes what you learn on a trip can be the best souvenir you bring home. Maya James shares four lessons learned while traveling solo.

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The 6 Stages of Graduation

Whether you are donning the cap and gown this season, chances are you are either approaching a graduation or had one in the not too distant past.

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The Long Road to a High School Diploma

Earning a high school diploma isn’t only important, society has deemed it almost necessary for survival. What happens to those who don’t graduate? Here’s one story.

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What Would You Tell 18-Year-Old You?

If you could sit in a room with a younger you, what would you tell 18-year-old you? Inspired by Dale Partridge, Scott Savage considers the question.

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Practice Your Mistakes

The reality is, rarely anything is flawlessly executed. The trick to avoiding disaster is to practice mistakes ahead of time.

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Can You Keep a Secret?

Can You Keep a Secret? Do you ever try? Maya James shares what she’s learning about making decisions and silencing the noise that surrounds her.

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Pushing Past the Fear of Looking Stupid

There’s a fear we all share, more frightening than FOMO. How do you cope when you face the fear of looking stupid? Here are 3 things to keep in mind.

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Spring Cleaning Your Life

Spring is often considered a season of renewal. Heidi Oran shares a few ways to check in and consider what’s working and what isn’t.

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When Patience Pays Off

  Ask a “successful” person for advice on how they achieved that success and one common answer will always be “you gotta have patience.” It’s often surprising to find out that someone’s success didn’t just happen during the past year or month and that the proverbial “overnight success” is not really a thing. Somewhere along…

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Try 40 Days of… Anything! Creating Habits One Challenge at a Time

Confession: I am a non-church-going Catholic. Whether we’re talking about Mass or service at my current church home (a United Church of Christ community), I haven’t been regularly to either. In fact, the last service I attended, was for someone’s funeral. You can say I have slacked off, a bit or a lot. Regardless of…

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