The Inspira Newsletter

This poignant poem by Yann Girard hit me hard, and in response I decided to take action and create the Inspira. The Inspira is a weekly newsletter full of positive inspiration and growth. I love reading articles and books and find that if I write about what I learn it sticks. So why did I […]

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Emma Watson Delivers Powerful Speech on Feminism for the U.N.

Emma Watson, accomplished actress and U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador, delivered an impassioned speech on feminism and gender at the U.N. Headquarters in New York this weekend to launch the “HeForShe” campaign. The campaign seeks gender equality and recognizes that women’s inequality is as much a man’s issue as it is a woman’s. Specifically the campaign […]

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The Boys in the Boat – A Must Read

Without reservation, I highly recommend The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Despite knowing the ending in advance (it is a true story after all), I was utterly captivated and inspired. Daniel James Brown transported me back in time to Seattle during the Depression […]

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Tips on Entrepreneurship from the Founder of Reddit

Entrepreneurship

Thanks to my brother Carver who is an avid Reddit follower, the two of us had the opportunity to hear Alexis Ohanian, internet entrepreneur most famous for founding Reddit, deliver a motivational, comical and powerful talk at the University of Washington.  Alexis dropped quite a bit of knowledge as he inspired students to choose entrepreneurship, […]

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Dance Like No One’s Looking

I found this excerpt from Alfred Souza’s Dance Like No One’s Looking and had to post it. “For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin – real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still […]

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