Author of Reasons to Stay Alive, How to Stop Time, and Notes on a Nervous Planet, and experiencing anxiety and depression himself, Matt Haig will be the first to tell you he believes the 24/7 modern world we’re living in is messing with our minds. But he also has a plan on how to seek health within our technology-centered lives.Read More
Kate Manser turned her own self-awakening into a movement called You Might Die Tomorrow that reminds people around the world that we’re not promised tomorrow, so we need to live fully today.Read More
Joanna Waterfall is the founder of Yellow Co. whose mission is to equip and inspire creative, entrepreneurial women to become agents of good.Read More
Erica Mandy left her six-figure 'dream job' as a TV news reporter in Los Angeles, the second largest news market in the country, all because of two things: 1) She kept hearing from people that they were tuning out news all together because it was too "depressing." 2) She, herself, was feeling depressed and anxious from ten years of covering horrific stories and presenting them in an alarmist way.
So she decided to do something about it.Read More
Brandi Lea loves people in incredible ways. She’s the co-founder of Beauty for Ashes Uganda, a nonprofit organization working toward long-term sustainable development and deep healing for single mothers and widows in Uganda.Read More
British visual artist Shantell Martin has originated her work upon the foundation of these two key questions: WHO ARE YOU? And ARE YOU YOU? After moving to New York from Tokyo, she became best known for creating stream-of-consciousness drawings and light projects with childlike wonder and joy. Her artwork (which is mainly lines and stick figures) has appeared in the Brooklyn Museum, Museum of the Contemporary African Diaspora, well as many other well-known art venues in New York.
In this conversation, Branden and Shantell discuss how understanding who you are and asking unconventional questions are keys to keeping the wonder alive in your work.Read More
Discovered by Pharrell Williams and seen on Good Morning America, Dwayne Reed is the rapping teacher from Chicago responsible for the viral hit, Welcome to the 4th Grade. Dwayne, or as he’s called in his classroom: Mr. Reed, genuinely cares about his students and has found a number of creative ways to show them.Read More
In 2015, Inc. Magazine recognized Noonday Collection as one of the fastest-growing companies in America. But years earlier, as Jessica Honegger stood at a pawn-shop counter in Austin, Texas, and handed over her grandmother's gold jewelry, her goal was much more personal: to fund the adoption of her Rwandan son, Jack, by selling artisan-made jewelry.Read More
You’ve seen her poetry and art on Instagram, but you may not know the backstory behind the colorful creations she shares. Morgan has made her life’s work about creating for the stories of others, through music, words, art, and design.
Going from a small-town boy to protecting the President to serving as a Marine Corps infantryman in Iraq to experiencing post-traumatic stress and eventually becoming an artist and a nonprofit founder, Richard Casper has a unique and powerful story to call his own.Read More
As a DREAMer, Gustavo Guerrero is passionate about advocating for human rights, immigration reform, and civil and political rights. As a musician, Gustavo has found a tool to build empathy and understanding, and remind people that they matter — whether they have a social security number or not.Read More
As founder of International Justice Mission, Gary Haugen fights the chronically neglected global epidemic of violence against the poor. While a member of the 1994 United Nations team investigating war crimes in Rwanda, Gary Haugen’s eyes were opened to the appalling extent of violence in the developing world. Upon his return to the U.S., he founded International Justice Mission, an organization devoted to rescuing victims of global violence including trafficking and slavery. In this conversation, Branden and Gary go behind the curtain and dive deep into the story International Justice Mission, lean into the power of systems that care for the individual, and explore the idea that joy is the oxygen behind doing hard things.Read More