One hundred million students in the developing world lack access to education, blocked from their dreams by only a few hundred dollars. After graduation, the average Vittana student can earn as much as triple their earning power.
I'm getting a little long in the tooth (no comments, thank you). I mean, I have a couple of good years left in these ol' dancing feet but let's face it -- my days are numbered. Father Time is practically snickering behind my back.
They're not as overtly ballsy as his lamb job, and I don't include them on my LinkedIn profile, because who would hire me to do them again? But these tasks scared me senseless and/or made my heart sing. And isn't that what the best jobs are about?
If we are mindful of our mindsets about stress -- and of the potential power of such mindsets -- it may be possible to learn how to stress better.
"We beat out the ability of our children to dream."
I had no relatives there so I needed to "man up" to the fact that my ability to adapt and create a life for myself was one hundred percent up to me. At age seventeen my need for friends was intense and not knowing a soul was, needless to say, a bit stressful.
This is an interview with Vilma Zaleskaite, who slipped into a yoga career by accident. In the late 1990's, her American husband was introducing yoga ...
Without ignoring the fact that there can indeed be an upside to stress, we need to continue addressing these very real health problems caused by exposure to stress that the rest of the world is facing every day.
We cannot be certain which specific skills the future will demand, but we can be certain that the ever-changing world will require people to navigate uncertain territory, often without a compass.
I may have a background in radio, but I've never given a long speech or a talk in my entire life. This was not the place where I had ever envisioned giving one, let alone giving my first one ever.
My mother locked me out of the house everyday to practice and develop my skills on the court. Without knowing it, this was my first life lesson on setting long-term goals and overcoming obstacles to achieve a dream.
I am inclined to believe and agree that being passionate can lead us to a path of success
As it turns out, we are not "set in stone" at birth -- not by genetics, not by the luck-of-the-draw of our ZIP code.