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"Write what disturbs you, what you fear, what you have not been willing to speak about. Be willing to be split open." Natalie Goldberg

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5 Ways to Distinguish Your Calling From Your Ego

Your ego and your calling in life can look surprisingly similar. Both pull you toward the realization of your desires. Both can completely consume your waking (and sometimes sleeping) hours with frenetic thoughts and sparks of brilliance. They can also manifest very similar outcomes--money, fame, and power. And they can both leave you feeling exhausted.

How to Know If You're Working (and Living) With Purpose

Living with purpose is one of the most self-actualized activities we can participate in. Unfortunately, it eludes many of us. I get asked many questions about happiness and the meaningful life--but by far the most frequent one is, "How do I know my purpose?"

5 Things I Wish I Had Known as a Girl

After many years of immersion in the start-up world, I've learned a few things about leadership, power, grit, and initiative that I wish I'd learned 30 years ago -- as a high school freshman. Embedding these beliefs earlier would have minimized my learning curve and given me the confidence to do things much earlier than I thought possible. Here are five beliefs girls need to learn early in their lives in order to have the confidence to start a business later.