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8 Pieces Of Advice From A Successful Entrepreneur
1 year ago

8 Pieces Of Advice From A Successful Entrepreneur

Chicago Ideas week is an innovative festival designed to gather minds from around the city for one common goal: sharing ideas. This festival is 7 full days of labs, talks …
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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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The Two Sides of Living With Bipolar Disorder [Poem]
1 year ago

The Two Sides of Living With Bipolar Disorder [Poem]

Many can relate to my story because it is far from unique. I graduated high school and left the comfortable, small-town I grew up in to pursue post-secondary education. It …
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Caroline Fuss of the Harare Collection Empowers Artisans and Inspires the Design Community
1 year ago

Caroline Fuss of the Harare Collection Empowers Artisans and Inspires the Design Community

By  •  Women

Fashion designer Caroline Fuss is a vibrant burst of energy, radiating her infectious and friendly personality throughout the room, as most Aussies do. We sit in her effortlessly-cool Midtown studio …
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What Plato Teaches Us About Leadership
2 years ago

What Plato Teaches Us About Leadership

Hey, Conscious readers! I thought I’d switch it up on you this time. Last time I wrote about TEDx events, but this time, I want to talk about something few …
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17 Lessons We Learn From Gandhi on How to Lead an Effective Social Enterprise
2 years ago

17 Lessons We Learn From Gandhi on How to Lead an Effective Social Enterprise

Gandhi is one of the best examples of a social entrepreneur, believe it or not. While most people know him for his community organizing work, he built his reputation on …
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The Streets Barber Delivers A Moment of Authenticity: The Best Thing We Can Share
2 years ago

The Streets Barber Delivers A Moment of Authenticity: The Best Thing We Can Share

Anthony Hamilton also known as the singing barber was quoted for saying: “Being a barber is about taking care of the people”.

What does it take to take care of …
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Tell Your Story: Living a Creative and Meaningful Life
2 years ago

Tell Your Story: Living a Creative and Meaningful Life

I was working on my school assignment on the laptop when my sister Hani walked into the front door, worn to a frazzle from a day’s work. As she put …
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Hope City: Teens Find Extraordinary Common Ground with Images of Hope
2 years ago

Hope City: Teens Find Extraordinary Common Ground with Images of Hope

Traumatized teens and centers of influence find extraordinary common ground with images of hope Behind a wolf mask. In an empty theater. On the roof of a stadium.

In April …
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Tell Your Story | Pursuing Your Dream Without Previous Experience
2 years ago

Tell Your Story | Pursuing Your Dream Without Previous Experience

First thing’s first, you just have to start.

Maybe you don’t know what your dream career looks like or maybe you have an idea but are scared to work towards …
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Tell Your Story: Why I Decided to Use my Instagram Account for More
2 years ago

Tell Your Story: Why I Decided to Use my Instagram Account for More

Instagram, quite simply, is my life. Or a reflection of it at the very least.

I have no problem saying that now-a-days. It has allowed me the creative freedom to …
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The Chef that Serves Breakfast as a Canvas for Cause
2 years ago

The Chef that Serves Breakfast as a Canvas for Cause

Corporate Chef Brody Boren challenges the whimsical idealization of the farm-to-table and in-the-kitchen experience, stressing that food is not a trend, rather a canvas for a cause.

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Brody Boren …
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Mothers Have The Power To Build Legacies Near and Far
2 years ago

Mothers Have The Power To Build Legacies Near and Far

Legacy. For better or worse, everyone has one. My hope is for my children to dream big for themselves and the world in which they live. My goal is to …
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The Future Is Bright: Youth Pave The Way For Global Impact
2 years ago

The Future Is Bright: Youth Pave The Way For Global Impact

Global Youth Service Day is a worldwide service event that is dedicated to celebrating the initiatives that millions of children and youth work on throughout the year. All of whom take …
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Why Self-Care Needs To Be A Priority For Social Entrepreneurs
2 years 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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Why Social Entrepreneurs Can’t Do Small Talk
2 years 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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Detroit’s Rebel Nell Inspires And Empowers Women Through Entrepreneurship
2 years 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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The Sober Experience: There’s Purpose In My Sobriety
2 years ago

The Sober Experience: There’s Purpose In My Sobriety

I am completing my second full year of sobriety from alcohol in April. I am very thankful to be here as a sober person. The path to sobriety was painful, …
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How Do You Use Your Social? 
2 years ago

How Do You Use Your Social? 

Have you taken a minute to stop and notice how much content in the digital world is thrown at you on a daily basis? If you haven’t, take a quick second …
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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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International Women’s Day: Pledge For Parity Worldwide
2 years ago

International Women’s Day: Pledge For Parity Worldwide

She wept. “Live or die, you will marry him, she says.”

In one sentence, Mahira* became the face of a circumstance I only knew in theory. She told of her …
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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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