Posts in Guest Stories
Try, Try Again: From Illustrator to Game Designer

Tabletop games weren’t something I initially had a passion for, but as freelance illustrator I thought that by creating my own games I could show the world my illustration work. It wasn’t until after Sugarplum Chronicles that I realized that beyond sharing illustrations, I loved developing and creating something people could enjoy.

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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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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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Who Wins Facebook Travel Competitions?

I've been asking this question for years, convinced they were only won by social media celebrities or talented bloggers. I can assure you, I’ve tested every method. Sharing on social media does NOT work, tagging friends does NOT work and those quirky ’25 words or less’ cannot be won!  It seemed, each time I entered online, my confidence in winning that 21 day Contiki whirl or that Maldives honeymoon trip was quickly being diminished. 

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From Student to Fellow: Opportunities Are Created

In 2005, I began my collegiate experience at Marist College. As an 18-year old freshman hailing from the Bronx, the campus in Poughkeepsie was nothing like my city. A car was needed to get anywhere important, noise from construction and music did not exist, and I was the only Dominican in any given class. Everything from the people, the classes, and even the food choices was different. But despite all of these unfamiliar things, I not only saw opportunity, I created it.

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