At the beginning of each year, people the world over are struck by the need to make grand gestures about how the coming year will be different from the one that just ended. Lose weight, new career, less alcohol, more of this, less of that, and there is often an overwhelming need to make changes.New [...]
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Matteo started cooking with his grandmother at the age of 4. In the kitchen, he found joy in cooking and this became a passion for him as he expanded his knowledge and love for creating dishes. Now, at 11, his Mom has helped him co-found Cucina Kids, a kid-driven community dedicated to supporting other kids [...]
Your birthright is to be Extraordinary. Ordinary is taught by society. When I attempted to fit in, I couldn’t. It soon became apparent to me that fitting in and being ordinary was not my soul’s calling and that my life is meant to be lived for something greater. My calling is to chase snowflakes, dance [...]
As we start to settle in to 2021, it is the perfect time to reflect on what we are thankful for and what we desire to accomplish or complete this year. In 2020, we experienced a huge upheaval in the “normal” of our daily lives and routines. There is no “normal’ to go back to [...]
When I first met Shirin, I was in awe of her strength and fortitude. I did not know her story at the time however the energy I felt at the time was unmistakable. Fast forward a few months, and we became friends and I learned more and bore witness to her transformation over the last [...]
When I heard Warren speak for the first time, I recall his soft and gentle voice and how it touched me. I was moved and inspired by his wisdom as he shared his story with the audience. Having dealt with an undiagnosed chronic illness and physical disability for the majority of his childhood and teen [...]
Written by Dwayne Morgan and originally published in 2017 The first blast of winter has created a picturesque landscape outside of the coffee shop window. You can’t help but marvel at the beauty, especially from this side of the window, while holding a mug of hot chocolate between your palms. My admiration of the scene is interrupted, as I am joined by the cocoa skinned, seemingly shy, soft-spoken, singer-songwriter, Charmie Deller. I’ve known of Charmie for a few years, but this was my first opportunity to find out a bit more about what makes her tick. At age twenty-one, Charmie is making her living as a full time musician and she wouldn’t have [...]
2017 / 2018 Tribute Imagine entering a space that is filled with thousands of social entrepreneurs who are passionate about transforming communities, industries and the world? That is the Archangel Summit. The energy in the room is palpable and when Giovanni Marsico walks onstage to speak, the entire room is waiting with baited breath to [...]
I wanted to take a look at holidays around the world during the month of December. Let’s all celebrate our diversity and culture. Warmest wishes to you and yours for a safe and happy holiday season. Christianity is prominent with the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25th and people of Jewish [...]
The Christmas truce was a series of widespread unofficial ceasefires along the Western Front during the First World War in 1914. The truce occurred only five months into the war. Hostilities had lulled as leadership on both sides reconsidered their strategies following the stalemate of the Race to the Sea and the indecisive result of [...]