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7 Brands Fighting Human Trafficking You Need To Know About
7 months ago

7 Brands Fighting Human Trafficking You Need To Know About

The International Labour Organization estimates that there are 20.9 million victims of human trafficking globally. A staggering 26% of them are children, and 55% are women and girls. Although there …
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Why Social Entrepreneurs Can’t Do Small Talk
7 months ago

Why Social Entrepreneurs Can’t Do Small Talk

It’s All About Deeper Connections…We all have one: that friend who is always asking us not just how we’re doing, but—really—how are we doing? That person who not only listens …
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Building The Resilience Of A Social Entrepreneur
7 months ago

Building The Resilience Of A Social Entrepreneur

We’ve all had that moment when we’re witnessing the life of someone we look up to – whether a role model, celebrity or even a peer and we’re in awe …
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5 Nonprofits Fighting For Human Rights And How They Stand Up To Injustice
7 months ago

5 Nonprofits Fighting For Human Rights And How They Stand Up To Injustice

In the realm of Human Rights, endless nonprofit organizations can be found. With a variety of focuses in terms of violations and regions, how do we find the nonprofit entity …
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Daily Affirmations For The Social Entrepreneur
7 months ago

Daily Affirmations For The Social Entrepreneur

By  •  Life, Culture

For the last five years of my life I have made it a habit to commit myself to the power of positive thinking as a tool to combat my …
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Conscious Magazine: The 2017 Highlights and 2018 Beginnings
7 months ago

Conscious Magazine: The 2017 Highlights and 2018 Beginnings

We set out on the Conscious Magazine journey years ago to improve the media narrative by lowering the volume of sensational media and raising the amount of inspirational media …
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Why Self-Care Needs To Be A Priority For Social Entrepreneurs
8 months ago

Why Self-Care Needs To Be A Priority For Social Entrepreneurs

No one ever said entrepreneurship was easy.

Among other things, entrepreneurship requires a thick skin, a virtual immunity to rejection, long hours of planning, and lots of networking.

All this …
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Making The Most Of a Fresh Start
8 months ago

Making The Most Of a Fresh Start

January is my favorite month of the year as it signifies a new beginning. New possibilities and new resolutions. Of course, we can set goals at any time of the …
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Looking Forward. Looking Up. Living Your Best Life.
8 months ago

Looking Forward. Looking Up. Living Your Best Life.

Why Wait?

Let’s be real. We know what we need to work on. It isn’t a mystery. For whatever reason, we have a ritual of waiting until January 1 to …
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How to Build An Advisory Council in 5 Steps
9 months 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
9 months 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
9 months 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
9 months 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
9 months 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
9 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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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Documentary: Soufra, The Wildly Inspirational Story Of A Refugee Social Entrepreneur
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 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
10 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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