Dear Evan Hansen: Our Place in the Narrative

It's no secret that our #MSL team includes big fans of the Broadway hit, "Dear Evan Hansen". In a past post, MJ even dissected an early scene from the play to look at the social-behavior drives behind an interaction with a particularly important character.

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Is Travel the Best Personal Development Hack?

There are as many definitions of personal development as there are gurus. I want to make it clear right away that I’m no personal development guru – far from it. For me, personal development simply means having a heightened sense of self-awareness that enables you to make conscious life choices.  Is travel the best personal development hack? I can’t answer that question for you. It depends. There are many ways to get where you want to be. It just turned out that travel played a significant part in my journey (no pun intended). 

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How I Found My Life Purpose

Many women begin to find out who we truly are―our values, our life purpose and what we stand for―after decades of living by the beliefs and values we grew up with. I know because I am one of these women. I now run the social enterprise Moeloco, which donates shoes to children in India through sales of flip flops (thongs in Australia), but it took many years to find my true calling.

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Fitness Friday: Variety is the Spice of Life

Some people are creatures of habit while others thrive on change. I like to think that I lie somewhere in the middle. As important as routine is in maintaining a regular fitness regimen, mixing it up every now and then is important to keep your mind and your body guessing. Ever notice how you feel sore in places you never even noticed before when you try a new sport or workout? Just as our minds get used to and bored with looking at the same thing all the time, our bodies have their own kind of muscle memory.

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A Journey that Ignited a Passion for Compassion

About 3 years ago I decided to leave the corporate world and pursue my passion for connecting people and collectively changing the world for the greater good. This article is about that journey to not only finding my passion, but a way to honour it and use it to guide me through every day of my life. I hope it can inspire you to do the same.

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Know Your Value

When someone starts up a conversation with you by noting, "I've been around long enough to remember very well being bombed by Mr. Hitler", what can you do but listen in reverent awe? In one of those happy chance encounters that filled my commute with delightful conversation rather than the routine hum of my regular playlist, I got to thinking just how incredibly small this world really is. The wealth of experience that passes us by on the street, the subway, and even on the bus is truly astounding.

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How Community Service Shaped My Life Story

Five years ago, as I packed up my residence area and prepared to move back home, I never could have imagined my career path weaving through a term as an elected official or devoting so much time as an active member of a community that I once shied away from as a bashful wallflower.

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