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Habitats. I. Am.

PRESENTED ON FEB 07, 2019
IN GENÈVE @ VOL 7

A celebration of urbanism, this talk will share the layered narrative of cities. Commencing with her own nomadic life, Sharmishta will discuss how cities are much like breathing beings, shaping their inhabitants' identities and vice-versa. She will vocalize how cities , including internationally-minded ones like Geneva, can offer a plethora of different habitats for their residents to anchor to, localizing how one defines their own identity.

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I See, Like a Bird, I Sing

BY SARAH WALLIN
@ VOL 10 ON JUN 06, 2014

Sarah Wallin enjoys diving deep into the multitude of life's mysteries and pondering the meaningful coincidences, or "synchronicities," that occur in life. In her experience, she has found when she lets synchronicity navigate her life, it feels as if her story is unfolding with the logic of a dream. Sarah shares her journey of personal discovery.

 

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Designing Personal Sustainability

BY LISA HEMINGWAY
@ VOL 3 ON JAN 30, 2016

“When I first started, I became busy so quickly but I learned busy doesn't mean happy. I had no time to do the creative work I had been hired to do, let alone any personal projects, volunteer work or on some days even eat or sleep. People told me oh you're busy that's so great! but this kind of busy was making me miserable.”

In Designing Personal Sustainability from PechaKucha Night Nanaimo’s 3rd Volume Speaker Lisa Hemingway talks us through her journey of applying principles of sustainability into her personal life. A collaborative creative consultant with a focus on sustainable design, she provides useful advice in how to sustain yourself when you work on your own. After all, when you're your own boss, your most important employee is yourself.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016. 

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My Life in Transition: A Personal Journey to Living Authentically

BY MARNI PANAS
@ VOL 25 ON JUN 09, 2016

"This may suprise you but I'm Catholic. When I asked my priest if our family could continue to practice our faith, he said, 'I have no idea...but we will walk this journey together."

Marni Panas shares a heroic story of transitioning from her assigned male gender into the woman she always has been. She talks the challenges and joys of finally living one's life authentically and proudly as a transgender woman.

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Finding Fulfillment

BY RAHIN VIRANI
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 25, 2016

Rahin Virani is a storyteller at heart, a self-improvement fanatic and a sucker for great conversation. He describes his journey to finding fulfillment and shares a few things that helped him along the way.

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A (personal) History of Optimism

BY JUSTIN CRANE
@ VOL 13 ON DEC 12, 2017

In today’s world, negativity seems to be prevailing. Justin Crane shares his journey through life looking at the positives, overcoming hurdles but avoiding becoming another ‘yes’ man.

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My name is Lisa Givan and I AM A DIVERSITY TRAINER

BY ANNAL VYAS
@ VOL 9 ON NOV 03, 2017

At 40, something I realized that a series of brief "diversity immersion experiences" defined not only what I do but who I am. Encounters since childhood that have been centered around self-awareness, difference, bias, value and mindset determine the narrative we create surrounding every aspect of our life. I share my journey and expound on how it led me to my current career. My name is Lisa and I AM A DIVERSITY TRAINER.

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Gnarly: broad & weaving growth

BY DAVID MOLESKY
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 01, 2018

A creative that wears many diverse hats, David believes that people can either grow by specializing their skill set or exposing themselves to a wide range of experiences that broaden their skill set. 

David Molesky shares his personal philosophy on growth, some of his “growth ring” moments, and the lessons he’s learned on his winding professional journey.

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Geneva’s major urban projects – 20 pictures to discover how Geneva will change!

BY VINCENT LUSSER
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 31, 2018

Geneva’s dynamism goes hand in hand with ambitious urban developments, some of which are already under construction. New housing areas, the Léman Express rail network, the Nations road and tunnel or public equipment and infrastructure marking the canton’s energy transition: these projects will further enhance Geneva’s attractiveness as well as quality of life for all.

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How I Destroyed My Negative Self

BY ANITA JACK
@ VOL 23 ON JUL 25, 2019

Anita Jack is a qualified Kinesiologist, Master Life Coach, and an
Exercise Specialist. She has assisted many people to overcome their physical,
emotional, and mental challenges, so they can live the life they
were born to live. Anita believes that her purpose in life is to shine the light on what is true. That’s why she loves learning new things and sharing her
findings with others.


When Anita is not helping others, you will find her dancing, gaming,
eating, or doing some sort of adventure.