Buying locally was easy in a population with pride in local goods and services. My struggle and the internal conversation began not only when I left the Austin area but also when I landed in yet another part of the country running my own graphic design business. How can I encourage buying locally when my locale changes frequently?

When my husband asked me recently what my career goals are, I sounded like a starry-eyed child dreaming of things that were as connected to one another as the stars are to me. Nonetheless, I’ve had these dreams for years and for years dreamed that they’d all be happening at once…. That’s when all the stars that had once been so far away and so disconnected aligned into one constellation…in the form of a feline.

God is working miracles every day through an unlikely person. He’s a veteran. He’s homeless. He has a record. It’s not in spite of his past but because of it that’s he’s able to do the work God has laid before him.

How do we transform a mindset so deeply ingrained in us–in our American culture? How do we transform from a competitive nature to a collaborative spirit?… I watched Simon Sinek’s Ted Talk called How Great Leaders Inspire Action.