Interview with Rutu Chaudhari of The Dharma Project

Rutu Chaudhari, the founder of Atlanta’s All Life is Yoga studio and, more recently, The Dharma Project, a non-profit dedicated to delivering the tools of meditation and yoga to underserved and marginalized community, is no stranger to stress and trauma — or yoga’s indescribable power to support, strengthen, and overcome it. Now, after years of practicing and teaching yoga, Chaudhari is giving the practice back to those who need it most.

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Luci Turner
A Group of Strangers Gifted Me With a Love I Didn’t Know I Needed

Stress, an autoimmune diagnosis, and two grueling years of trying to, but failing to conceive landed Allison McGevna feeling disconnected. But then she got a little help from her girlfriends. In this essay, she shares the story of transformative love coming from surprising places. In her own words, “the love and support of 18 strangers was the last thing I ever expected. But when a group of women came together to shower me with it, it changed my life.”

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Introvert or Extrovert? A Freelancer’s Guide to Balancing Social Interaction

“The truth of the matter is that you need social interaction; It's science. Being alone for prolonged periods of time can have a negative impact on your overall wellbeing. Your immune system can suffer, you can develop feelings of paranoia, and your overall happiness can take a dive. So, how does one live the freelance life successfully and avoid becoming a hermit?” In this article on extroverts, introverts, and how they handle freelance careers, contributor Lynne Tanzer writes about the best way to have both a social and freelance life whether your kind of a good time is a packed calendar or solo Netflix binges.

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Do Holidays Actually Exist For Entrepreneurs? GOWRKGRLS Members Sound Off

While I’m sure that not all entrepreneurs are mildly “Grinchy” like me, I think it’s safe to say that depending on where one is in their business, their holidays probably double as workdays. Since starting down the path of business ownership in 2010, I’ve always spent some portion of my holiday week slumped over a laptop working. Plus, being in a field like digital marketing doesn’t help. Someone’s gotta design and schedule those “Happy Holidays” posts, people!

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Studying The Transformative Nature of Creativity with Jennie Lobato of drawchange

Jennie Lobato, the founder behind Atlanta’s drawchange, combined her passions to create drawchange, a nonprofit that serves homeless children through the use of art. “I created drawchange from a personal experience of how much the arts helped me as a child and teenager,” she said. “Growing up, I always resorted to the arts to help me make sense of what was going on the world.” Learn how Lobato uses art and perseverance to transform lives.

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Gimme Shelter Ahimsa House Goes Above and Beyond the Material to Deliver the Impossible: Peace of Mind

“The greatest gift is knowing people are safe. Knowing people are surviving and thriving, and really just knowing that, at the end of the day, I’ve done what I can, and if one person is helped, that’s more than enough.” Learn more about Ahimsa House, Georgia’s first and only organization dedicated to helping both the human and animal victims of domestic violence reach safety together.

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Tapestri on Ending Violence and Oppression in Immigrant and Refugee Communities

The key components of Tapestri’s services are language and cultural sensitivity pieces. From the outreach materials it distributes to communities, to the classes and talks it conducts at schools and churches, everything that Tapestri does for its clients is done with awareness of and respect for that client’s culture. Learn how Vanisa Tabakovic, Executive Director of Tapestri, is working to end violence and oppression in immigrant and refugee communities.

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