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inspirations

Creating peace goes beyond study—it’s how we choose to be and act in the world. So let’s feel empowered by our ability to make change, however big or small our contributions might be. Here's a few thoughts to keep you going.

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An Ode to My 30s

Dear 30s (April 24, 2009-April 23, 2019), You were the best of times and worst of times (and maybe that’s true of all times). You were more about taking things - life - more seriously. I dedicated my life to peace. I studied it deeply and...

“Logic” Model

Recently for a class assignment, I had to complete a personal/professional logic model. I found the model difficult to complete for a few reasons. My life has not necessarily been "logical." In hindsight, all of the steps make sense, but at the time, I would have...

Sitting just to sit (An ode to mornings, part 2)

https://www.instagram.com/p/Buko2FFn4OH/ This morning I got to sit. My teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh, talks about the pleasure and joy of sitting just to sit. And I don’t think I fully understood this until I became a mother. Or maybe I just appreciate it now on a whole new...

I heart books (books I love)

A few of my favorite books and authors - just seeing this stack makes my heart smile! “A book is a heart that only beats in the chest of another.” - Rebecca Solnit, The Faraway Nearby Books are one of my favorite parts of life, my most...