Maria Shriver Powered by Inspiration - For Architects of Change Thu, 08 Oct 2015 19:49:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Watch Maria Shriver in Conversation with 31-Year-Old Billionaire Elizabeth Holmes Thu, 08 Oct 2015 19:49:53 +0000 How does someone go from being a Stanford freshman dropout to a billionaire by 31?

Maria Shriver sat down for a conversation with America’s youngest female self-made billionaire, Theranos C.E.O. Elizabeth Holmes, 31, at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit in San Francisco on Tuesday, October 6, dressed in matching head-to-toe black outfits (Holmes’ “uniform” is a black turtleneck).

“I was calculating it, I think it was seven years after I started the company that I was legally able to rent a car…Of course …

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Studying the Mother-Daughter Relationship: What The Mother Project Found Thu, 08 Oct 2015 12:46:16 +0000 “So you have daughters, that’s why you’re so interested in the relationship between mothers and daughters?” People ask that all the time. Well no, I don’t have daughters, but I am a daughter. The complex, intense, often difficult connection with my mother was definitely the original source of my fascination and inspiration for my work.

Mother Project is both an organization and a movement. In a culture that both idealizes and trivializes Mother, our goal is to have the vital role that mothers have in …

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Beauty by Decade: A Make-Up Artist’s Tips for Aging Skin Thu, 08 Oct 2015 11:43:55 +0000 In today’s world of social media and endless selfies, we appear to more than ever equate beauty with youth. The phrase “anti-aging” can carry a very negative connotation. The term was originally created as a marketing campaign representing products that promised to bring back one’s own youthful skin. It was used so often that makeup artists including myself used the phrase freely to describe ingredients that help prevent premature aging like sunscreen, antioxidants and exfoliating products like retinol that aid in speeding up the production …

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Monika Korra in Her Own Words: I Was Kidnapped At Gunpoint & Raped but It Didn’t Ruin My Life Wed, 07 Oct 2015 11:46:18 +0000 “Together we are stronger, together we are unbroken, together we can do anything.”

Today, I feel compelled to talk about how important it is to be open and to let others provide counsel and help when we face challenges in life:

In 2009, I was kidnapped at gunpoint and gang raped by 3 men. That night could have ruined my life, but it didn’t. Why? Because I was able to convince myself to open up and ask for help.

I understood quickly that, to heal …

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5 Facts About the Bacteria in Your Body You Need to Know Wed, 07 Oct 2015 11:35:29 +0000 The microbiome refers to all the bacteria, viruses and fungi that live in or on your body – over 100 trillion microbes, plus their genes. These microscopic friends have a direct effect on our mood, mind and body. And we are only scratching the surface of how intimately involved they are in every aspect of our health – from ensuring our digestive well-being, to influencing our likelihood of being obese and our risk of developing cancer or diabetes.

Here are five facts about our fascinating …

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Take a Risk — 5 Reasons You Should Stop Sitting on the Sidelines Tue, 06 Oct 2015 12:33:36 +0000 People claim perfection doesn’t exist. They state it’s only a fantasy. For a brief period back in college, I was witnessing perfection.

Besides working on my fitness, heading to the school gym allowed me to be in the same arena as my crush. Equipped with a glowing smile, flawless skin, mesmerizing eyes and beautiful hair – her radiance swept me in at first sight.

Time ceased to exist, exams were an afterthought, and worries were galaxies away.

This was more than a crush. This was …

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Adjusting to Life After Baby + A Simple Salad Recipe From a New Mom Tue, 06 Oct 2015 11:30:52 +0000

I have not written a post in months, enter baby.  Every time I sit down in hopes to write, I fall asleep. My new life of being mommy has taken some time to adjust and readjust. I have learned there are a lot of things, mommy’s forget to tell other soon to be mommy’s. Maybe because they don’t want to scare the shit out of new parents or that they are sleep walking for the first 2 years (I’ll go with the latter)?

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Quote of the Week Mon, 05 Oct 2015 17:59:31 +0000 0 Best Friends and Business Partners? 5 Tips for Mixing Money & Friendship Mon, 05 Oct 2015 12:32:35 +0000 Have you ever wondered if you should go into business with a friend? Here are some tips on how friendship and business can work together.

Never forget why you got into business together.

Colleen and I are the best of friends – we love to travel and we love fashion. Our families have traveled all over the world together and the inspiration and idea for Bandolier occurred on horseback in Montana. We wanted a stylish way to wear our phones so we can easily take …

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Why Caregiving Relies on Balance + A Meditation for Caregivers Mon, 05 Oct 2015 11:12:32 +0000 Researchers are finding that there is a growing interest in the relationship between positive emotions like compassion, kindness, gratitude and altruism and happiness, health and longevity. In the Works of Love e-newsletter of January 1, 2008, Dr. Stephen Post wrote: “The evidence . . . supports the following hypothesis: One of the healthiest things a person can do is to step back from self-preoccupation and self-worry, as well as from hostile and bitter emotions, and there is no more obvious way of doing this than …

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