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#PeacefulMondays: How to lead a life uncommon

By Maya Mathias / October 9, 2017

We’ve had a week where Catalonia wants to break away from Spain, Kurdistan pushes forward in breaking away from Iraq, and Nigeria and Cameroon deal with protesters who want to break away from their ruling governments. According to this New York Times article, security forces have been accused of killing protesters in both Nigeria and […]

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Manifesto for the Star In Your Soul

By Maya Mathias / August 23, 2017

I’m thrilled to launch my “Star In Your Soul” manifesto. Is it just me, or have the last couple of years been filled with one (okay, more like 10) too many globally-renowned icons passing? It’s sad enough when luminaries like Nelson Mandela and Maya Angelou leave us after a full and ripe life. But when […]

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Activism That Matters – How to Uphold Your Vision for America

By Maya Mathias / February 7, 2017

About 3 weeks ago, Donald J. Trump became the 45th President of the United States of America and the de facto leader of the free world. But many Americans and other nations feel anything but free. Whether it’s the Trump administration’s potentially unconstitutional executive order to ban citizens from 7 Muslim-majority nations, the looming far-right […]

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Fight, Flee or Fold? Here’s The Best Way to Thrive After Jan 20th

By Maya Mathias / January 20, 2017

This article is part of our Election 2016 Anthology. It’s Thursday Jan 19th 2017. In less than 12 hours, the Oval Office will change hands from President Barack Obama to President Donald J Trump. There’s hope and change in the air for some Americans, despair and defeatism for others. When I emailed an invitation to […]

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Manifesto for the People of America (and its Allies)

By Maya Mathias / December 3, 2016

I’m thrilled to launch my first manifesto “For the People, by the People: Honor America With Your Voice” Inspired by the earth-shifting results of America’s 2016 presidential election, this 1056-word manifesto is a call for America and its allies to honor the ideals that have largely kept the world at peace for 70 years. And […]

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Why My Thanksgiving Heart Beats True

By Maya Mathias / November 24, 2016

This article is part of our Election 2016 Anthology. For a moment in time, we were very, very grateful. After life journeys that began on 2 separate continents, we had miraculously found each other. Battle-scarred from the pressures of 21st-Century corporate America, our hearts, minds and souls still found an uplifting foundation for a loving […]

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[VIDEO] Weekend Wisdom LIVE Ep6: All The American Stories That Must be Told

By Maya Mathias / September 24, 2016

Today, America celebrated the Grand Opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture It comes at the end of a week where 2 more officer-related shootings of African American men dominated the headlines, and where communities erupted in violence and street protests. These 2 news items are not unrelated. Civil rights […]

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