Accepting defeat and moving on

June 17, 2016Student Blogs No Comments

When I heard that Copa America Centenario would be played in the United States, I was ecstatic. Although this month-long championship is played every four years, and it was hosted by Chile last year, the South American and North American soccer associations came together to organize a special edition that would commemorate the 100th year … Read More

I Have Witnessed. I Have Documented.

June 14, 2016Student Blogs No Comments

I wait for the time machine that will transport me back. Sometimes it takes me to the day I committed to Experience Institute last summer (Ei). It has transported me to the first day of Meetup to start Ei. I have found myself in November, on a random rainy day in New York.  Now it … Read More

A Value Proposition

June 14, 2016Student Blogs No Comments

What’s your unique value proposition? These words were displayed brightly on a white wall. My mind was spinning. The past three days at Meetup 3 had been a deep dive into exploring what my Ei year was shaping up to be and where I might head after it was over. I didn’t have an answer … Read More

Lefse, Latkes and Legacy

June 14, 2016Student Blogs No Comments

Last night, I signed up to attend a GroupThink in my new home, Fargo. The topic was legacy. In my work with heritage, culture and cooking, I often think about the legacy that has been passed down to me, mostly because it doesn’t feel like much.  The recipes from my dad’s side, along with religious … Read More

Believe in Wandering

May 26, 2016Inspiration, Student Blogs No Comments

You are a wanderer: an apprentice of the unknown and the undiscovered. You walk with purpose through the fog, through a mission continuously fine-tuned. You leave behind the hopes and expectations of well-meaning, misguided wisdom. Your head-first plunge inward hitches a ride with your galactic travels outward. Your journey from the tip of your toes … Read More

A letter to food

April 14, 2016Student Blogs No Comments

Dear Food, I can’t remember when we met, but it feels like you’ve always been a part of my life. I have very few memories of you from when I was young… I remember carrying cloves of garlic around in my pocket, microwaving eggs as an “experiment”, or getting my hair caught in the blender. … Read More

The Error in Justifying your Work

April 14, 2016Student Blogs No Comments

Harvey began telling me what I should be doing with my life. I had known the guy less than five minutes and now he lectured me about how my mistaken approach. My attendance at this mixer was to support a friend, but seemed like another place where I needed to justify myself. Harvey (not his … Read More

Think ashram meets start-up accelerator

April 14, 2016Student Blogs No Comments

“We must therefore rediscover, after the natural world, the social world, not as an object or sum of objects, but as a permanent field or dimension of existence.” – Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Phenomenology of Perception If you choose to entertain the vantage point that everything is connected, literally everything, it can lead to the idea that … Read More