Created in the woods of Northern Vermont where the cows are plentiful and the people are sparse, I eventually decided that I needed to experience something new. So, in 2012 I made the journey all the way down to Boston, Massachusetts to fetch a degree in Advertising and experience life in the “big city”. It wasn’t far, but the culture shock was huge. This process of living in and exploring a new environment helped me rediscover my love for writing and observing how individuals interact with each other and their surroundings.

An intense love for denim, burritos and riding my bicycle around town was also developed in these years.

Now back in the beautiful state of Vermont, the bicycle is stowed away in the barn and I’m the very proud owner of a car payment. Though, I’ve learned that a place where gorgeous views, maple creemees and locally made cheese are in abundance is never a bad place to be (especially if you’re working for an organization focused on making the world a better place)!

You can find me Instagram @awhsam

 

 

Author's Articles

5 minutes

[ ]

Finding Flow: Art & Mountain Biking

By

Artist, activist and adventurer, Sarah Uhl, aids us in discovering our environments in the name of finding our flow in life!

Read More

9 minutes

[ ]

Why Are We Still Tickling Each Other?

By

Most, if not all of us have experienced the sensation of being tickled, but why is this a thing? What drives us to do it to each other? Is it useful, or just for fun?

Read More

13 minutes

[ ]

What Could the Creation of Art in Space Mean for our Future?

By

Did you know there’s a sculpture floating in the wild unknown outside of our planet? What could this mean for us?

Read More

10 minutes

[ ]

Virtual Reality Isn’t Just for the Kids!

By

The potential for virtual reality systems is making its way into some unexpected corners, and it may even have the power to change lives! Here’s one function it performs that most of us have never considered!

Read More

7 minutes

[ ]

Honey, Are We Polluted?

By

Our world is polluted and the bee population is diminishing, but could it actually be possible for us to save both of them at the same time? An airport in Germany has come up with a process that may just work!

Read More

8 minutes

[ ]

A Long Winded History

By

You’ve most likely seen the new generation of wind turbines twirling happily in the distance, but do we know how crucial these contraptions have been to humankind for thousands of years? Let’s rediscover the power of the wind.

Read More

7 minutes

[ ]

An Artist’s Rendering of Beauty

By

There’s beauty in all of us, but sadly, it’s often overlooked.  Today we’re appreciating an artist who creates gorgeous portraits through focusing on who her subjects actually are, instead of focusing on just the surface! Join us!

Read More

6 minutes

[ ]

A Few Tips on Confidence

By

Today we’re taking a look at a unique way become more confident in our every day life! There’s no step-by-step here or discussions on what to wear, just a mere fact of life we all need to be reminded of. Join us!

Read More

22 minutes

[ ]

So, What’s a Food Forest?

By

There’s something growing on the South Coast of New Zealand that could change our lives. Check it out!

Read More

8 minutes

[ ]

The Traditions of This Tribe Have Left Quite a Mark

By

What you can find in the mountains of the Philippines may stay with you forever, especially if you happen to visit Apo Whang-Od in her village. She’s single handedly working and teaching to keep her culture’s tradition alive!

Read More

8 minutes

[ ]

Discovering the Life Flowing through the Grand Canyon

By

The natural wonders of the world have a lot more to offer than just beauty! Let’s discover what we can learn from the river that flows through the Grand Canyon and the people who live in its surrounding area. How are they connected?

Read More

8 minutes

[ ]

Failure is Great!

By

In a world so full of advances of course there have been a few set backs. The Museum of Failure in Sweden has curated some of the best for us to view and to see that yes, failure is always an option and it has so much to teach us.

Read More

7 minutes

[ ]

Rebuilding Community after Disaster Strikes

By

When a natural disaster takes away everything, what will people do in the name of rebuilding community? Meet a man who is keeping his community and their culture alive starting with at the corner store.

Read More

9 minutes

[ ]

Into the Mind of an Artist

By

The artist’s mind is always an interesting place to walk through, but where it can bring us can be quite beautiful. Let’s go on this journey today with sculptor, Dustin Yellin to see what’s possible when we break down the boxes that separate us!

Read More

4 minutes

[ ]

One Stitch at a Time

By

You may think of embroidery as an antiquated art form, but the artist Chloe Giordano’s mesmerizing freehand embroidery is breathing new life into this beautiful tradition.

Read More

5 minutes

[ ]

Ask Yourself, Why Not Now?

By

Sometimes it seems that fate is pushing against us. But, thankfully there are some amazing people out there pushing right back, diving in, saying yes I can. Today, we learn the story of one more of these stunning individuals.

Read More

5 minutes

[ ]

Meet the Mammals that…Lay Eggs?

By

It’s an animal that is often perplexing, but always fascinating. Join us today as we learn a little more about the platypus, one of the planet’s most unique creatures!

Read More

15 minutes

[ ]

Take a Moment Just for YOU

By

We live in a world where self-criticism is normal and points the way to do better next time. But what if – when we’ve done our very best – our inner critic just accepted that and moved on? Here’s a great insight!

Read More

18 minutes

[ ]

Graffiti: The Language of the City

By

In a world where there’s negativity and ugly, there’s always going to be beauty found somewhere. Today, we’re going to take a look at what the effect taking art to the streets can have on a city, and why this expression is so important! Join us!

Read More

7 minutes

[ ]

Finding Joy Tapping on Your Door

By

There’s a lot of pressure to “find your passion” these days. Often that sentiment implies that we have to change the world, but today’s EWC Thought-Leader teaches us the essence of the concept!

Read More

13 minutes

[ ]

Changing Lives in South Africa…with Skateboards?

By

A community grows stronger when the people are able to come together. In 2001, Indigo Skate Camp opened in rural South Africa and has since been spreading to different towns, creating more camps. Join us today to see the awesome effect that this has made on their community!

Read More

10 minutes

[ ]

Can You Smell That? It’s Your Memory!

By

It’s a powerful tool that most of us have been gifted, but do you think we’re truly utilizing our sense of smell? Today we learn how this sense shapes our world and how we can become better at sniffing out our memories!

Read More

8 minutes

[ ]

The Ones With a Growing Passion

By

Have you ever wondered why people choose to work on a farm? Well, it may not be a story of a choice, but that of a calling. And it may hold an insight for finding our own passions!

Read More

5 minutes

[ ]

Growing Veggies with Shredded Cash?

By

Ever wonder what happens to cash after it gets taken out of circulation? What the Federal Reserve in New Orleans does with it may plant a little inspiration in you. Check it out!

Read More

10 minutes

[ ]

A Land Brought Back From the Dead

By

There’s a piece of land in Texas that everyone had forgotten about. Everyone, except for one man who, with a lot of care and perseverance, has managed to bring it back to life. Join us today as we discover how!

Read More

5 minutes

[ ]

This Tree Can Grow 40 Different Fruits!

By

Today on EWC we take a look at a pretty funky topic: Sam Van Aken’s Tree of 40 Fruits! This tree grows not one, but 40 different fruits! How amazing! But how could this be? Read more to find out!

Read More

12 minutes

[ ]

Celebrating the True Spirit of Hula

By

Hula dancing is far more than what we see in the mainstream media. The true spirit of hula is a celebration of culture, storytelling, strength and grace.

Read More

11 minutes

[ ]

Skating Your Way Through Life

By

Let’s let the magnificent, 90 year old figure skater, Yvonne Dowlen, skate into our hearts and leave us with wisdom about balance, joy and the unfolding of life.

Read More

4 minutes

[ ]

Meet the Man Who’s Saving Silence

By

Join us today and meet the man whose passion is preserving the last square inches of silence in the United States.

Read More