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Why Having A Vision Is The Most Important Aspect Of Your Life
1 day ago

Why Having A Vision Is The Most Important Aspect Of Your Life

The million dollar question that we all asked ourselves at one time or the other is, why are we here? And where do we see ourselves in life? We all …
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How to Build An Advisory Council in 5 Steps
1 week ago

How to Build An Advisory Council in 5 Steps

An advisory council can be a fundamental asset to your organization. Think of your advisory council as your “dream team” of mentors. That’s what they do. They mentor you and …
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Reviving the Spirit of Giving, One Small Token at a Time
1 week ago

Reviving the Spirit of Giving, One Small Token at a Time

The holiday season has changed quite a bit over the last few decades. Our great-grandparents’ Decembers were pre-Amazon and pre-Black Friday—all about connecting with family and, most importantly, expressing love …
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Giving Tuesday: Holiday Gift Shopping While Serving The Greater Good
2 weeks ago

Giving Tuesday: Holiday Gift Shopping While Serving The Greater Good

The holiday gift giving season generally starts after Thanksgiving as we watch the advertisements offering the best deals on popular toys, electronics, furniture, clothing – you name it. Black Friday, …
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Woman Vs. Women: How Generational Divides Stand To Hinder Our March & #MeToo Progress
4 weeks ago

Woman Vs. Women: How Generational Divides Stand To Hinder Our March & #MeToo Progress

We’re in a very precarious time where blatant disregard and overt degradation towards women are being called to the carpet. A time where a spotlight is being shown on how …
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Overcoming Self-doubt With These 6 Life Enriching Ideas
1 month ago

Overcoming Self-doubt With These 6 Life Enriching Ideas

After a transcontinental move back to the land of the free, I was astonished, to say the least. I had lived in Texas all my life, but a few years …
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Asking for Support—Key For Living a Healthy Life
1 month ago

Asking for Support—Key For Living a Healthy Life

We live in a society that touts the positive aspects of individualism. Work hard, pay your own way, and be proud of your individual achievements. There’s nothing wrong with that …
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Gain A Deeper Understanding Of The Orphan Crisis
1 month ago

Gain A Deeper Understanding Of The Orphan Crisis

It was early on in my work in Haiti that we stumbled upon an orphanage. With a sheet of tin as the door and the “#7” spray painted on it, …
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Haiti Is Full Of Friendship. Our Week With Team i’m ME
1 month ago

Haiti Is Full Of Friendship. Our Week With Team i’m ME

As part of building Conscious Magazine, some of our lifelong goals are to serve alongside the amazing people we feature and join them in their mission work. ​This is what …
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Hank Fortener, Founder of AdoptTogether, on Why We Need #WorldAdoptionDay
1 month ago

Hank Fortener, Founder of AdoptTogether, on Why We Need #WorldAdoptionDay

From his earliest memory, Hank can remember always having room for one more person in his home.

His family fostered 36 children over the course of 7 years, with varying …
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Change your Thinking – Change Your Life
1 month ago

Change your Thinking – Change Your Life

Change your thoughts, and you change your world. Maybe we’ve all heard this kind of ubiquitous thing said before. However, our familiarity with a statement doesn’t make it any less …
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Accepting My Depression: How I Learned To Be Honest With Myself
1 month ago

Accepting My Depression: How I Learned To Be Honest With Myself

Haiti is a wild place. The humidity kisses you upon your arrival. The smell of street food and diesel gas fumes fill the air. The people are boisterous and full …
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Launching Your New Idea Begins With Being Present-Focused
1 month ago

Launching Your New Idea Begins With Being Present-Focused

About three months ago I dreamt up a new business idea. Internally, I recognized its importance and alignment with my goals. I let it sit untouched on the back …
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Living Intentionally Creates Freedom Like You’ve Never Imagined
1 month ago

Living Intentionally Creates Freedom Like You’ve Never Imagined

At this time in history, more people are sleepwalking their way through life than ever before. There’s no denying that.

It’s easy to simply “go with the flow,” follow the …
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Documentary: Soufra, The Wildly Inspirational Story Of A Refugee Social Entrepreneur
1 month ago

Documentary: Soufra, The Wildly Inspirational Story Of A Refugee Social Entrepreneur

The​ ​new​ ​documentary​ ​film​ ​​Soufra​ ​​opens​ ​on​ ​a​ ​dilapidated​ ​refugee​ ​camp​ ​just​ ​south​ ​of​ ​Beirut—a one-square-kilometer​ ​settlement​ ​that​ ​some​ ​22,000​ ​residents​ ​call​ ​home.​ ​Many​ ​have​ ​lived​ ​in​ ​this place​ …
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Learning to Say NO: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Avoiding Burnout
1 month ago

Learning to Say NO: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Avoiding Burnout

One of the greatest misconceptions amongst entrepreneurs and small business owners first striking out on their own, always seems to be that you must say “yes” to everything and everyone. …
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How To Press On With Your Vision When People Around You Don’t Support You
2 months ago

How To Press On With Your Vision When People Around You Don’t Support You

I have always prided myself on my communication skills. A classic ENFP (anyone else love Myers-Briggs?), I am excited and can easily draw people into a vision or goal. So, …
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How To Be Honest With Yourself In The Midst of Tough Work
2 months ago

How To Be Honest With Yourself In The Midst of Tough Work

Though I am embarrassed at times to admit it, it took me several years to realize that I had allowed my intense work in Haiti and the Dominican Republic to …
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Why #MeToo Matters
2 months ago

Why #MeToo Matters

Over the last few days, women and men have flooded social media with the #MeToo hashtag, telling stories of their experiences of sexual harassment and assault. After news of Harry …
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​Listening: ​Your Most Important Skill As A Leader
2 months ago

​Listening: ​Your Most Important Skill As A Leader

There have been many things in my life for which I have felt prepared. Being a leader of an international staff and a US-based board team was not one of …
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Why Fair Trade Matters
2 months ago

Why Fair Trade Matters

Conscious shoppers have a lot to consider during their everyday purchases–whether it’s the types of ingredients in products at the grocery store, how clothes are manufactured, or …
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YOUTH: THE DRIVING FORCE OF SOCIAL CHANGE
2 months ago

YOUTH: THE DRIVING FORCE OF SOCIAL CHANGE

Editor’s Note Conscious Magazine has teamed up with Kellie Kreiss, Co-Founder of Global Populace, to tell stories of impact that encourage an exchange of ideas. Find out more about Kellie …
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Top 5 Ways Social Entrepreneurs Can Turn Networking Into Meaningful Relationships
2 months ago

Top 5 Ways Social Entrepreneurs Can Turn Networking Into Meaningful Relationships

You may already get the importance of networking and attending events or sending messages with the intention of connecting. However, networking is not about the original action, but about the …
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To Honor Those Who Have Battled Breast Cancer
2 months ago

Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To Honor Those Who Have Battled Breast Cancer

One in eight women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during her lifetime. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed worldwide. Of the predicted …
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5 Ways To Leave Positive Footprints on Your Travels
2 months ago

5 Ways To Leave Positive Footprints on Your Travels

The old adage that travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer is very true. I firmly believe that travel, especially solo travel, is one of …
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