Stop resisting your natural talents

We tend to dismiss the things that come easily to us. There seems to be nobility in the phrase "Nothing worth having is easy." Let's stop doing that, shall we?...

Be kind, not nice

“Kind” and “nice” are two very different things. At its most manipulative, niceness is a mask to facilitate the getting of something. Kindness, however, is a way of being in the world. It requires self-reflection, and discernment. ...

Out of Adversity, Millennials Will Rise

This article was originally published at ysn.com, where I was acting as interim COO to create initiatives to attack the problem of global youth unemployment. It's a little look at my history and mindset as an entrepreneur, and what I see as possible for the...

What Defines Happiness?

I recently attended the International Day of Happiness Conference at the United Nations (officially March 20th each year), where leaders in the political, non-profit and for-profit worlds gathered to look at key indicators around the globe that measure, in some way, how we’re doing as...

A Tale of Two Women

This was my first guest post for ONE.org, an organization I'm honored to work with not only because of their humanitarian efforts, but also for the use of "hard-headed" in their tagline. The photo above is courtesy of my dear friend C.C. Chapman, who toured...