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Welcome Back 2017

Welcome back!

 

As 2017 begins, the United States and our global community are undergoing significant changes. And, while the new year is always a time for reflection, reset, goals, and new routines, this year is coupled with political transition as well.

The election season, regardless of how we voted, shocked many of us to our core and has brought to light a divisiveness that needs addressing.

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Big Cheese 2016: Reflecting on Moments by Rachel Benjamin

Have you ever experienced a moment that you knew you would remember for the rest of your life? A moment that, despite the seemingly endless chaos existing in the outside world, made you believe that everything would truly be okay. Myself, and everyone else who attended FeelGood’s Big Cheese conference in July 2016 were lucky enough to experience an entire weekend filled with moments like these.

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Akwaaba: Ending Hunger In Ghana (Part I) By Lauren Taber

This post is the first in a three-part series of reflections from Lauren Taber (UCSB ‘17) and Ashwini Bhide (UC Berkeley ‘14). In August 2015, the two embarked on an investor trip to Ghana with The Hunger Project, one of our Commitment 2030 Fund partners. They were selected as representatives of our movement because of demonstrated leadership locally and nationally. This blog series is a reflection on their experiences.

To be sure, the mission of The Hunger Project is diverse and expansive, but right in its name lies an issue that is close to the heart of the organization, and to that of the FeelGood movement: hunger.

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Big Cheese 2015: Bits and Pieces By Cecelia Lie

I had been hearing Big Cheese legends for years, before I went for my first time this summer. When I would ask my now fiancé, Connor Spahn, how everything was going up there in the Colorado mountains, he would enthusiastically shout (because the cell service was so patchy) a lot of details that didn’t really make sense to me at the time (e.g. “I just wrote 100 gratitude notes,” “We need to become vegetarian,” “Pong is dressed up like a wizard,” and so on). Sometimes I’d make out more profound descriptions, like “I’m so inspired,” “Everyone is incredible,” “This is life-changing.” But always, enunciating loud and clear, he’d repeat: “You just have to come!”

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