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60 Mindful Minutes

Jul 28, 2020

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How many of us feel the need to make a difference in the world but have no idea how and where to start? In his book, How to Be Alive: A Guide to the Kind of Happiness That Helps the World, Colin Beavan shines a light on one path and it starts with this modification: instead of wondering how we can save the world, why don’t we simply become a person who tries? 


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Colin Beavan, PhD is a life and career coach who helps people and organizations live and operate with meaning and purpose. Also a writer, thought leader and social activist, Colin is the author, most recently, of How to Be Alive: A Guide To The Kind of Happiness That Helps The World. He attracted international attention for his year-long lifestyle-redesign project and the wildly popular book, No Impact Man, and the Sundance-selected documentary film that it inspired. He has appeared on Nightline, Good Morning America, The Colbert Report, The Montel Williams Show, and NPR, and his story has been featured in news outlets from Time magazine to the New York Times. A sought-after speaker by wide-ranging audiences, he also consults with individuals and organizations on living and operating in ways that marry prosperity with the promotion of peace, happiness, justice, right action and good will. The author of four books, Colin's writing has also appeared in Esquire, the Atlantic, and the New York Times. He ran for the US House of Representatives in New York’s 8th Congressional District in 2012, is the founder of the No Impact Project, a board member of Transportation Alternatives, an advisory council member of, a guest professor at Sarah Lawrence College and a senior dharma teacher in the Kwan Um School of Zen. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. 


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