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Lessons From My Mother

I recently started reading Mom & Me & Mom, one of the last books written by the late, great Maya Angelou. I’ve been a fan of her writing ever since I read I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings as a preteen. So much so that I named my daughter after her.  more

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Family Matters

Family is important for so many reasons. My fiancé comes from a large, extremely close family. They are there for each other when times are good and when they're not so good. They make it a point to celebrate holidays and milestones. If I'm honest, I was a little envious because I wanted that for my family. more

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The “B" Word

The “b” word was once a huge part of my vocabulary. 

“I can’t make it to lunch, I’m busy."

“I’m sooooo busy, there’s no way I can meet up after work."

“Sorry I can’t make it to the gym, I can’t believe how busy I am today!" more

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Why Can’t We Be Friends?

Growing up, I didn't view my mom and I as friends. We didn’t have inside jokes or share deep, dark secrets the way I did with some of my school  friends. The way I saw it, she was firmly a provider and disciplinarian. It was a source of frustration to be because I remember having friends who did seem to be BFFs with their moms and dads. It was not my experience, but I knew it was possible.  more

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Dinner: A Photo Essay

Dinner, we all partake. Yet many young leaders today view this daily ritual much differently than generations of the past. What exactly does supper time mean to Americans across the country (and around the world). Check out this photo essay by Miho Aikawa to find out how dinner has become much more about a glimpse into our private lives, social habits, and personalities than it is nutrition and sustenance.  more

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Passion, Relationships, Expertise

A recent article from the Case Foundation suggests that young leaders today are motived to be cause-driven members of the community by three top factors: "passion, meeting people, and enhancing their expertise." What does this mean for the Millennials who are just joining or are already members of the Y? more

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