A person created in the woods of Northern Vermont where the cows are plentiful and the people are sparse. 

While pursuing a degree in Communications from Suffolk University, I spent most of my free time working in various retail and restaurant locations — developing a fascination for how people interact within their worlds. I had managed to fall deeply in love with denim, burritos, riding my bicycle, and putting my thoughts to paper before receiving my degree in January of 2016.

Now back in the beautiful state of Vermont, the bike is stowed away in the barn and I’m the proud new owner of a car payment. But I have come to learn that a place where gorgeous views, maple creemees, and locally made cheese are in abundance is never a bad place to be.

You can find me on Instagram @awhsam

Author's Articles

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How Did We Get Music?

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We now have access to any song we’d like right in the palm of our hand…but how did we get here?

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The Surprising World of Color

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How much do we know about these various wavelengths of light that are constantly bouncing off the surfaces around us?

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Is Happiness Truly Our End Goal?

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Most of us are running around looking to hold on to this thing called happiness, but these seem to be fleeting moments. Should we be focusing on something else instead? Listen to writer Emily Esfahani Smith’s eye opening insight in her TED Talk!

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How Can We All Find the Runner’s Fuel

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What ignites someones desire to run 100 miles? Turns out they are running on a kind of fuel we all have access to and it’s a really great recipe!

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The Future of Designing Our Environments

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Today we meet a team who are working to bridge the gap between nature, technology, and art with hopes for a more beautiful future! Daan Roosegaard’s TED Talk creates a spark that can enlighten us all.

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Replacing DEET with Ducks?

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With help from our friends, we could waddle our way into a healthier future! Lets see how this is happening in parts of our world today…

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Finding Flow: Art & Mountain Biking

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

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Why Are We Still Tickling Each Other?

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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?

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

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

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Virtual Reality Isn’t Just for the Kids!

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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!

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Honey, Are We Polluted?

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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!

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A Fascinating, Long Winded History

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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.

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An Artist’s Rendering of Beauty

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

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A Few Tips on Confidence

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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!

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So, What’s a Food Forest?

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

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The Traditions of This Tribe Have Left Quite a Mark

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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!

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Discovering the Life Flowing through the Grand Canyon

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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?

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Here’s How Failure Can Be Great!

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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.

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Rebuilding Community after Disaster Strikes

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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.

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Into the Mind of an Artist

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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! Dustin’s TED Talk is full of insights and inspiration. Take a look!

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One Stitch at a Time

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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.

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Ask Yourself, Why Not Now?

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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.

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Meet the Mammals that…Lay Eggs?

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

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Here’s a Good Reason to Take a Moment Just for YOU

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What if we listened to the chatter in our minds and started treating ourselves like our own best friend? What if – when we’ve done our very best – our inner critic just accepted that, celebrated a small gain or two, even the gain of wisdom, and moved on? Here’s a very cool insight!

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Graffiti: The Language of the City

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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!

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Finding Joy Tapping on Your Door

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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!

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Changing Lives in South Africa…with Skateboards?

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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 created new camps in neighboring towns. Join us today to see the awesome effect that this has made in their communities!

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Can You Smell That? It’s Your Memory!

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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!

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The Ones With a Growing Passion

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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!

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