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Rachael Kunzler Pursues Individualized Double Major

MUM student Rachael Kunzler is an educator, a baker, a wellness coach, and more–and she is putting many of her talents to use through her Individualized Major in Human Development and her BA in Educational Foundations.

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Empowerment through Transcendental Meditation: Naomi Roochnik & Stephanie Guerrero

In this talk, Roochnik delves into the power of TM and the effect it has on the students she works with at the New Village Girls Academy. For example, fights used to break out on campus everyday. However, since the implementation of TM at the school, fights are scarce. Guerrero punctuates these thoughts with a personal spoken word piece, in which she discusses TM and the human body.

Naomi Roochnik graduated from Barnard College in 2012 with a degree in English. From 2012-2014, she coached students in Transcendental Meditation (TM) at...

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Transcendental Meditation Ideal for Millennials, Says Inverse.com

Inverse.com has praised Transcendental Meditation as an “adaptable, natural, and effective form of meditation” that is “tailor-made” for millennials in a new article on their website

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Olga Campbell: Capturing Gritty Reality Through Collage

Canadian artist Olga Campbell is one of my all-time favorite people and best friends. For this interview, we sit on the sunny back deck of her home, overlooking the English Bay and Vancouver’s North Shore Mountains.

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Dr. Rosenthal’s “Super Mind” Now Available for Pre-Order

Dr. Normal Rosenthal’s new book Super Mind: How to Boost Performance and Live a Richer, Happier Life Through Transcendental Meditation will be released on May 17th, 2016 and is currently available for pre-order through his official website.

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MUM Student Kat Kanan Featured by VICE, CNN, & More

MUM student Kat Kanan has been featured in national media again, this time for her contribution to the Forgotten Iowa photo project.

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Andrea Zapata: Sustainability and Entrepreneurship

Although she was attending college in Southern California, Andrea Zapata was looking for a school with a commitment to sustainability and a focus on personal growth.

One night, her mother had a dream which led them to discover MUM. Two weeks later, Andrea was attending a Visitors Weekend.

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Taking the Mundane to the Magical: The Art of Tony Ellis

It felt too informal to interview artist Tony Ellis (full disclosure: my husband) at home in my pajamas, so we moved our early morning interview to Café Paradiso. After ordering a tea for him (a Brit) and a cappuccino for me (addicted), we start the interview.

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Maggie Argiro, Renaissance Woman

The broad 15th century Italian concept of a Renaissance Man is one who “can do all things if he will” and who is “limitless when it comes to capacity for development and obliged to further these talents and gifts as fully as possible.” Maggie Argiro is definitely a 21st century Renaissance woman.

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Interview with Bill Teeple, Artist and Founder of Fairfield’s ICON Gallery

ICON is a fitting name for Iowa Contemporary Arts and an apt description of the gallery’s well-loved founder/director/curator, Bill Teeple. I recently visited him there.

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