A Simple Hug

You know the feeling when you find some money in the pocket of an old pair of jeans?

No matter the denomination — $1 or $20, the discovered bills in your hand leave you feeling like you found a prize, a gift, some treasure.

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Transformation of a Leader

Ask any superintendent in the field of public education and they will tell you the job of leading a school district is not only unique in structure and objective, it is also genuinely difficult work. To do it well requires courage, tenacity and resilience

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Creating Positivity During Adverse Life Events

Who knew that adversity could ignite an exciting opportunity, or that an extremely debilitating personal challenge would lead to pursuing a passion? I hail originally from the eastern state of Bihar, India. I received my law degree in Delhi, and my young family moved to the southern state of Tamil Nadu, where my husband is… Read more »

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5 Pushups

Weird title, I know, but this really is about five pushups. I am not a big commitment kind of guy. I have tried some serious commitments and failed — for many, a relatable experience. I have tried the 21-day approach for things such as working out, dieting, writing, saving money, being on time, productivity and… Read more »

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Changing Careers: Is It Right for You?

In my thirties, the view from my office was one of the most breathtaking in the world. I was managing a multi-million dollar seafood restaurant in Santa Barbara, California, and the dining room overlooked the stunning beaches and harbor of this famous resort town.

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Lessons Not Lost

It is not often that one gets to credit her childhood problems for some of her adult achievements, but I do, and I do it often. I was frequently in trouble as a child — no surprise to those who know me. When I was younger, most of my misdeeds centered around selfishness, but as… Read more »

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Community in a Changed World

STRIVE’s content, intentionally random, showcases individuals from across the globe – their ideas, their interests, and their inspirations for innovation that, hopefully, result in positive change.

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The Ties That Bind

Setting up the Loom My life has been grounded by consistent and centric themes: identity, sisterhood, honesty and purity.

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