A Little Peace and Quiet

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Summer is here! How do I know? Well, I went running at 6 this morning and the humidity was at 95%. Yaay DC!

Although it feels like summer, this week I decided to do a little spring cleaning. Mental spring cleaning that is. I realized that Twitter is in a bad place right now, and lately, It’s been making me hating the world and everyone in it. Everyone is so angry all of the time! Tuesday at 7am. Friday at 10pm. All day Saturday and Sunday. Everyone is mad all of the time about everything. I cannot deal. Continue reading

DCYE 3.0

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Happy cherry blossom season! Isn’t it funny how the entire city loses its mind over a few flowers that only show up for a few days? It completely disproves the idea that technology has made us lose touch with nature. I like using my iPhone outside as much as inside, thank you very much. 

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Man in the Mirror

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I hope you’re all enjoying the cold weather as much as I am. Why am I enjoying it you ask? Think about how amazing it was to be outside on Monday, and how awesome it will be if the sun ever decides to come out again. Without the cold and the dark, we can never fully appreciate the sun. 

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Lessons from High Schoolers

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I would say happy spring but I don’t want to jinx it. Either way, I hope you’re enjoying the temporary absence of snow.

Carly and I had an awesome experience yesterday. We spoke on a panel for BUILD, an amazing org that teaches entrepreneurship to high school students. The kids spend four years learning about business, starting their own businesses, and even making their own products. They get mentors, have pitch competitions, and some of the kids are even selling their products in DC stores. How cool is that?

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Startup Purgatory

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Happy Social Media Week! How are you celebrating? Hopefully by doing lots of tweeting, attending lots of events, and generally appreciating the fact that we live in a brave new world where we can interact with extraordinary people all across the globe just with our two thumbs and a spotty 4G connection. If you’re anything like me, you’re at the point where you can’t watch the State of the Union, the World Cup or an episode of Community without keeping one eye on your Twitter feed. And this is by far not a bad thing. Continue reading

DCYEr of the Week: Holly Harmon

Holly R. Harmon, HHC, AADP
Holistic Health Counselor
Nutrition*Mind-Body Wellness
e: info@hollyrharmon.com
www.HollyRHarmon.com

So Holly, tell us a bit about yourself and your biz, what brought you to DC?
I grew up on a small horse farm with one white donkey in Great Falls, Virginia–about 40 minutes from DC.  I always thought I would live aboard and work for an international organization. I am surprised I am in DC but I am really enjoying it!

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Sacrifice Today: Part Deux- The YANA Edition

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Welcome to February. This is a really great month to get your act together, since it’s the last month before spring arrives (assuming Global Warming hasn’t completely lost its mind) and you start feeling like there’s no more time to breathe. After writing last week’s newsletter I had a couple of conversations this week that made me think more about the question of sacrifice, and how it feels to be a trep living on the edge and just trying to make it. I have another great quote on my mood board (as you can imagine, my place is awash in quotes) that says “If nobody shares they are struggling, nobody will know anybody else is struggling. That results in a bunch of people feeling isolated and scared and like big, fat losers“. This could not be more true, and it’s why I was the only one in law school who would gladly share that I didn’t have great grades, because I knew that 65% of the rest of the class didn’t either but they were all lying about it and then they all felt like they were the only ones with crappy grades. Not so, but everyone was on their way to becoming great lawyers because we were depressed and learning how to keep privileged information to ourselves. Continue reading

Sacrifice Today

Hello All! Welcome to the last newsletter of January! Can’t believe the month is over? Too bad. Here’s hoping you made the most of it!

Our first event of the year was on Monday night and it was spectacular! Rebecca Thorman and Christian Benjamin were amazing speakers. Of course, the real kudos go to the great crowd of DCYErs, who stuck it out despite technical difficulties and asked some great questions and shared their inspiring stories. I love this new Fireside Chat format and I hope you do too.

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