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MeiMei Fox is the published author, co-author, ghostwriter, and freelance editor of numerous non-fiction health, wellness, spirituality, and psychology books, articles, and blogs, including New York Times bestsellers Bend, Not Break with Ping Fu, and Fortytude with Sarah Brokaw. She has edited books by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Columbia professor Robert Thurman, and was Expedition Writer for Alexandra Cousteau's 2009 Expedition: Blue Planet.

MeiMei graduated Phi Beta Kappa with honors and distinction from Stanford University, with a BA and MA in psychology. She also holds an MA in counseling psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, and is an Ana Forrest-certified yoga instructor.

In addition to writing, MeiMei works as a life coach, assisting clients in realizing their most ambitious dreams. Her loftiest goal is to be a Promoter of Joy. She sits on the board of HOPE Foundation, an NGO dedicated to providing shelter, education, health care, and job skills training to the street kids of Calcutta, India. She is blissfully married to the Love of Her Life, Kiran, and lives in Los Angeles. Her mantra is: Fear Less, Love More!

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Be a Volunteer: An Inspirational Commencement Speech

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2015 | 3:22 PM

Alison Thompson is a real-life angel. She has devoted her life to service, volunteering at Ground Zero immediately after the September 11th attacks; in Sri Lanka after the Asian tsunami in 2004; and co-creating the JP/HRO relief camp with Sean Penn in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. Soon, she will...

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8 Indispensable Items for Your Baby Registry

(16) Comments | Posted June 2, 2015 | 9:49 AM

At 40+ expecting twins, I wanted to be prepared, so I researched the heck out of my baby registry. Now that my boys are almost 6 months old, I can look back with a bit of perspective and analyze what I did well and what I wish I had known...

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10 Life Lessons I Learned From My Newborn Twins

(2) Comments | Posted May 20, 2015 | 3:25 PM

I was blessed to give birth to two healthy boys in December. Now that I'm emerging from the haze of sleep deprivation, I know that being a mother is the ultimate spiritual practice. Here are some lessons my twins have taught me in their first five months of life --...

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Providing a Powerful Way for People to Show Their Gratitude

(1) Comments | Posted May 5, 2015 | 6:02 PM

How do you show gratitude for the favorite people in your life? A Hallmark card is generic, but it can be challenging to come up with something more original. Saying "I love you" is great, but how often do we really share the reasons why someone matters so much to...

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Why I Keep Falling in Love With Yoga... Again and Again

(3) Comments | Posted April 15, 2015 | 11:47 AM

It may not make me proud, but I'll admit it: I first came to yoga out of a desire to attain that lean, toned, fit "yoga body" that women began parading around in ever increasing numbers back in 2001. A lifelong runner, I'd injured my knee and been told that...

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Remembering the Asian Tsunami Disaster of 2004

(0) Comments | Posted December 28, 2014 | 3:18 PM

Last week marked the 10th anniversary of the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake or Asian Tsunami Disaster, which killed an estimated 230,000 people in 14 countries. It has earned its place as one of the deadliest natural disasters in history, yet it also elicited one of the greatest outpourings...

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Coping With Grief Over the Holidays

(1) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 9:10 AM

When the death of a loved one leads grief to knock on your door, it can be paralyzing. Fortunately, family and friends are usually there to lend support... at least in the short term. But after some days or months, when they return to their own lives, you can be...

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Give a Holiday Gift of Hope

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 4:19 PM

Are you looking for holiday gifts that have meaning and purpose? These days, we are blessed to have many socially and ecologically conscious companies to choose from when doing our shopping. So why not decide to "vote with your dollars" and focus on purchases that are...

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How to Get Emotionally Fit

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2014 | 5:19 PM

Do you have a pretty great life, yet frequently find yourself feeling unfulfilled, stressed out, anxious or depressed?

Most of us believe we should have daily rituals to stay physically healthy: exercise, eat right, and get enough sleep. But when it comes to our emotional health, we often don't...

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Reforming Fashion By Making It More Eco-Conscious

(3) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 6:27 PM

Are you one of those super environmental types who shops at Whole Foods and your local farmer's market, avoids GMOs and does your housekeeping only with eco-friendly soaps and detergents? I know a lot of people who fall into this category. But then when it comes to fashion, suddenly all...

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Apple and Facebook Cover Egg Freezing Costs: Why Is This a Controversy?

(2) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 6:11 PM

As a 40-year-old happily pregnant woman who froze her eggs at age 37 in a desperate attempt to preserve her fertility, I find myself baffled and bewildered over the current controversy surrounding Apple and Facebook's decisions to cover the costs of the procedure for their employees....

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The Life Out Loud: Fostering a Creative Community

(48) Comments | Posted October 14, 2014 | 10:17 AM

I'm not afraid to say, and I say it with zero ego, but when it comes to the dreams of those who choose a life of creating for film, television and theater, I want to change the world. -- RB, Founder and CEO, Stage 32

It's tough to make a...

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Recovering From Your Expectation Hangover

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2014 | 5:20 PM

Have you ever been called Type A? Labeled yourself an over-achiever? Defined yourself according to your accomplishments? And then been disappointed when life didn't go exactly according to plan?

Has life recently thrown you a curveball? Maybe you have dreams and goals, but somehow things aren't working out as...

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The Horror of Honor Killing: In America and Around the World

(1) Comments | Posted September 16, 2014 | 6:29 PM

The Price of Honor, a new documentary about the horror of honor killing, opens with a highly disturbing audio recording of a 911 call: Texas teenager Sarah Said screaming that her father is shooting her and her elder sister Amina. Tragically, both girls were murdered that day, on...

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Why You Should Get Your Kids Outside

(2) Comments | Posted August 29, 2014 | 10:49 AM

"For a new generation, nature is more abstraction than reality." - Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods

What are you doing with your kids this Labor Day weekend? How about taking a family camping trip? Or going to the beach? Or packing a picnic for the...

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Back-to-School Supplies With Heart

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 3:31 PM

Are you a parent getting ready to send your kids back to school for the year? Or a teacher shopping for classroom supplies? You might want to check out Yoobi, a new company that creates fashionable products with heart. For every Yoobi item sold at Target and online at Yoobi.com,...

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Recording History: The 1947 Partition Archive

(1) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 8:28 AM

August 14th and 15th mark the 67th Anniversary of Partition, the dates when India and Pakistan (modern-day India, Pakistan and Bangladesh), newly independent from the British Empire, split into two separate countries based along religious lines. Mass violence broke out as an unprecedented population exchange took place: Hindus and Sikhs...

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The Happiness Manifesto: Simple Steps to a Fulfilling Life

(2) Comments | Posted June 17, 2014 | 5:30 PM

The meaning of life is LOVE. It is both our divine and our oh-so-human purpose on this fragile planet. It's our reason for being, our true calling and our highest truth. We are here on Earth to love: each other, the animals, the plants and flowers, the mountains, rainbows and...

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5 Lessons From Failure

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2014 | 3:38 PM

I spent the first quarter of this year working my tail off on a creative project that didn't end up happening. I felt all my old insecurities triggered and had to dig deep into my spiritual tool kit to keep from spiraling into anxiety and self-doubt.

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Helping High School Students Find the Best College Match

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2014 | 10:13 PM

Lanita Foley is a college admissions expert and founder of Where Success Blooms. A former Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Stanford University (her alma mater, and mine) and Associate Director of College Counseling at Phillips Academy, Lanita knows college admission from "both sides of the desk."

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