LOVE MORE, FEAR LESS: BE YOUR OWN GURU: →
BE YOUR OWN GURU: Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson I spent the better part of the first 40-years of my life looking for a guru, that person who would just blow me away with her or his prescience, kindness, compassion, vision and guidance. The one who would give me the answers. Who would tell me what to do to get to...
The Ultimate Guide To Writing Better Than You... →
A Portrait In Time
I’m writing this on here because… well… this doesn’t have anything to do with this particular blog, but I can’t seem to find anywhere else in my life where it fits. I am overwhelmed with so many things: incredible, joyous, challenging, frightening, frustrating, and a rainbow of emotions that capture me all at once, all the time. I feel like an utter mess in every...
How To Join the Peace Corps →
This article has so many great points about joining the Peace Corps and becoming a Volunteer, all that I agree with.
15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy. →
To Hell With Good Intentions by Ivan Illich →
Musings: thoughts on fiction →
ruawani: i love reading fiction. to me, these books are a huge source of learning, and a pet peeve is when pseudo-intellectuals dismiss them. i’ve learned about life and dreamed my biggest dreams more because of novels than any history book, political analysis, or biography. fiction ignites hope and inspiration because it deals with that most enigmatic of truths: possibility. in those few...
Dear Gandhi- You've Got Me In A Muddle →
I love this article. It really explores the quote “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” What change do we really wish to be?
I wish I could put this in a nice little box and file it away in the corner of my mind, marked ‘Things I Understand,’ or perhaps ‘Acceptance.’ But I can’t. I still cry. I still grieve. It still catches me in the worst moments, and I’m left paralyzed. After eight months, I finally felt ready to watch this today. I love and miss you so much Becky. You will...
What's Your Legacy? →
Great piece by the fabulous Rithesh Menon. “What matters to you most and why?” I’ve been musing over that a lot today.
PCV Advice- Typos and All →
Great blog post on joining the Peace Corps.
How To Get The Case Interview →
I had my first case interview this past weekend for an incredible start-up (for after the Peace Corps). A friend of mine suggested this great site as a starting point for case interviews!
Talk To Strangers About The Weather
“Do you want to live in friendship or fear? Paradise or paranoia? We are each citizens of the place we make, so make it a better place. At the grocery store, give your place in line to the person behind you. Ask the checker how her day is going, and mean it. On the way out, give your pocket money to the solicitor at the card table no matter what the cause. Buy a cup of lemonade from the kids...
11 Things to Know at 25(ish) →
In honor of my 24th birthday, which is in one week. “When you’re 25-ish, you’re old enough to know what kind of music you love, regardless of what your last boyfriend or roommate always used to play. You know how to walk in heels, how to tie a necktie, how to give a good toast at a wedding and how to make something for dinner. You don’t have to think much about skin care, home ownership or...
Amazing opportunity for a full scholarship to MBA programs, and a chance to pay a smaller fee to apply to graduate schools.
The Skoll Scholarship at Oxford →
LOVE MORE, FEAR LESS: 101 Simple Truths We Often... →
lovemorefearless: The acquisition of knowledge doesn’t mean you’re growing. Growing happens when what you know changes how you live. You can’t have good ideas unless you’re willing to generate a lot of bad ones. A good idea without action is worth nothing. Change is often resisted when it is needed the most.
12 Reasons to Date a Peace Corps Volunteer →
This is amazing! And makes me feel proud to be a Peace Corps Volunteer!
Forté Fellows Program →
Forté Foundation is pleased to offer fellowships to women who are pursuing a full-time, part-time or executive MBA education at participating business schools. Forté Foundation Fellowships are intended to increase the number of women applying to and enrolling in MBA programs.
6 steps to contentment →
thelittlesea: Contentment does exist, of course. It is one of the primary characteristics of our own true nature. It is one of the greatest blessings that life has to offer. But like anything truly worthwhile, it has a price. 1. Be willing to forgive. How can we be content if we carry frozen in our heart — like an iceberg in the Arctic — the raw pain of past injustice? How can we be contented...