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How One Woman Is Changing the Way We Approach Mental Illness
3 weeks ago

How One Woman Is Changing the Way We Approach Mental Illness

We’ve all been affected by mental illness. There’s no escaping it. 450 million people worldwide are living with mental illness. Whether you’ve experienced it for yourself or you know a …
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A Mother’s Story of Trichotillomania, Depression, and Finding Help
2 months ago

A Mother’s Story of Trichotillomania, Depression, and Finding Help

This story begins with a past, a past that is still too painful to share. But this story’s outcome has a bright new beginning filled with love, courage, strength and …
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Messages From The Playground: How To Prevent Bullying
2 months ago

Messages From The Playground: How To Prevent Bullying

“Uncle Chris, is she your girlfriend?” Suddenly I felt like I did before I was out of the closet. How is it that I, who have been out of the …
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Leadership Lessons From Kenya
6 months ago

Leadership Lessons From Kenya

A few weeks ago I was asked to speak to a group of first-year students at Georgia Tech about leadership. I wanted the talk to resonate with them, but as …
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Ushering in Young Leaders to Advance the Global Goals
10 months ago

Ushering in Young Leaders to Advance the Global Goals

What started as a worldwide search amongst the millions of young people who are contributing to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, amassed to the first class …
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Finding Your Purpose By Following Your Heart
11 months ago

Finding Your Purpose By Following Your Heart

I always knew I wanted to do good. In school, they teach you the most important thing is to do well. To get the grades, to make lots of friends, …
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Actress Bethany Joy Lenz Talks On Navigating Life, Projects and Philanthropy
1 year ago

Actress Bethany Joy Lenz Talks On Navigating Life, Projects and Philanthropy

You might wonder what Bethany Joy Lenz has been up to since her days of starring on One Tree Hill. Between touring with her band, acting in new shows on …
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Detroit’s Rebel Nell Inspires And Empowers Women Through Entrepreneurship
1 year ago

Detroit’s Rebel Nell Inspires And Empowers Women Through Entrepreneurship

Trial and error—that’s how Rebel Nell founder, Amy Peterson describes the first two years of launching the brand with her dedicated and dynamic team. Fast forward to 2016, the Detroit-based, …
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Stop the Water While Using Me: A Beauty For Good Product On Setting A New Standard
2 years ago

Stop the Water While Using Me: A Beauty For Good Product On Setting A New Standard

Beauty for good means investing in products that make you look good, feel good and give back. But what actually makes these products good? The Stop the Water While Using …
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Tell Your Story: What I Discovered About the Fashion Industry that Led Me to Quit Modeling
2 years ago

Tell Your Story: What I Discovered About the Fashion Industry that Led Me to Quit Modeling

I was approached by a fashion model scout in my mid-teens. Despite my limited knowledge of the fashion industry or fashion modeling, I was fortunate to work with esteemed brands …
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Caitlin Crosby Of The Giving Keys On Speaking Up About Important Issues
2 years ago

Caitlin Crosby Of The Giving Keys On Speaking Up About Important Issues

There are so many women in today’s media who are in the spotlight for the wrong reasons, focusing on superficial values rather than using their celebrity status for social good. …
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One Woman Leads A Movement of Peace and Forgiveness in Rwanda
2 years ago

One Woman Leads A Movement of Peace and Forgiveness in Rwanda

Rwanda is a country with a history peppered with turmoil. The most recent tumultuous, tragic event took place in 1994, the Rwandan Genocide. The genocide resulted in the deaths of …
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From Pioneer to Patient: Discovering Hope in the Teaching of Caring
2 years ago

From Pioneer to Patient: Discovering Hope in the Teaching of Caring

“He told me the diagnosis, and I started crying. I put my sunglasses on, got into a taxi, went home, and opened the door. And started screaming.”

Author’s Update (February …
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Priyanka Jaisinghani: Using Her Voice to Amplify Important Issues
2 years ago

Priyanka Jaisinghani: Using Her Voice to Amplify Important Issues

As a recent graduate, who studied Psychology with minors in Arabic and Public Relations, Priyanka Jaisinghani is now focused on creative projects within communities while helping to accelerate growth and success within …
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From Finance To Documentary Filmmaking, Thomas Morgan Creates Films To Change The World
2 years ago

From Finance To Documentary Filmmaking, Thomas Morgan Creates Films To Change The World

It’s an ungodly hour in some foreign airport; Thomas Morgan, Documentary Filmmaker, fights off sleep and jet lag to talk to me via Skype while awaiting his next flight. Having …
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Hank Fortener, Founder of Adopt Together, on Why We Need #WorldAdoptionDay
2 years ago

Hank Fortener, Founder of Adopt Together, 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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This Is What Happens When Women Get Involved
2 years ago

This Is What Happens When Women Get Involved

Women – whether young or old, married or single, divorced or widowed–are truly changing the face of philanthropy. Their status doesn’t matter, but their work does. Women now control about …
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Camp Kid Warrior: Fighting for Hope with Health
2 years ago

Camp Kid Warrior: Fighting for Hope with Health

Boxing Champ Cara Castronuova Gives, and Gets, Hope with Camp Kid Warrior “I want to be stronger because I want to stand up to the world. A girl who’s strong …
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Lisa Dietlin of ‘The Power Of Three’ on Bringing the Nonprofit Sector to the Forefront of Media
2 years ago

Lisa Dietlin of ‘The Power Of Three’ on Bringing the Nonprofit Sector to the Forefront of Media

Named one of the most trusted philanthropic advisors in the nation, Lisa Dietlin, President and CEO of Lisa M. Dietlin and Associates and The Institute of Transformational Philanthropy has served …
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Life lessons from a World-Traveling Cyclist
2 years ago

Life lessons from a World-Traveling Cyclist

As I scrolled through my Instagram feed while at Starbucks one morning, I came across a post by The Great Discontent quoting Jeff Veen in an interview, “ I am …
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Minaa: Turning Depression Into Hope
2 years ago

Minaa: Turning Depression Into Hope

At Conscious, we are always looking to see how we can continue to change the conversation, which is why when we heard Minaa B’s story, we knew it had to …
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Mandela: A Symbol of Passion, Service and Strength
2 years ago

Mandela: A Symbol of Passion, Service and Strength

 “When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort …
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Life On Central Time With Operation Elf Box
2 years ago

Life On Central Time With Operation Elf Box

Josh and Shoeless Jo are texting me from somewhere outside Fredericksburg, Texas. They’ve heard rumors of my hospitality from a friend they met on the road who pedaled faster …
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Teaching Photography to Tweens on the Navajo Reservation
2 years ago

Teaching Photography to Tweens on the Navajo Reservation

It sets up like a movie….”a Greyhound bus pulls up to a stop at the edge of a small town… a dry, treeless land on a warm summer night. Tumbleweeds …
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On A Mission To Help Adoptive Families Overcome Crisis
3 years ago

On A Mission To Help Adoptive Families Overcome Crisis

Barbara DiGangi and Meredith Silversmith, the founders of Project Bond, are on a mission to help adoptive families overcome crisis and thrive. As they say, “Everyone deserves a peaceful home.”

Many adoptive families …
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