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Elena Sonnino
Elena Sonnino is a freelance travel and wellness writer, content strategist, runner, cancer survivor and chaser of dreams. Elena is passionate about fostering self sufficiency and inspiring others by sharing travel, running and social good stories. She believes in empowering tweens to become develop global citizenship.

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Entries by Elena Sonnino

We Gave... Now What?

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 5:15 PM

I get asked frequently about how I foster a culture of giving and intentional focus on empowering others with my daughter, that transcends moments like Giving Tuesday and special events or campaigns.

Because giving once a year is easy. How though, do you empower youth to keep giving? To stay...

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Developing Global Citizens

(2) Comments | Posted July 3, 2013 | 1:03 PM

Global citizenship is not an official term recognized by heads of state and certified with a multi nation passport.

Being a global citizen does not require a passport, but it does require a belief system. A belief in diversity of cultures, of beliefs and of perspectives. A belief system...

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Reading, Writing and Math Are Not the Keys to Academic Success

(4) Comments | Posted September 5, 2012 | 2:08 PM

Reading, writing and math are three things that parents and teachers have always looked at as indicators of success in schools.

The truth, though, is that three other things may be even more important than memorizing your math facts or writing the perfect essay:

A strong...

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Celebrating National Cancer Survivor's Day

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2012 | 5:06 PM

Surviving cancer is a bit like being a Girl Scout, where you earn lots of badges of honor for your hard work, commitment, and perseverance.

Instead of a green vest, your body wears the honors of scars from procedures and infinite blood draws. The hard work of survival starts...

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