Mia Scharphie and Build Yourself+ in Landscape Architecture Magazine

Mia Scharphie, the Build Yourself+ founder is in this month’s issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine. The profile covers the ways she sees issues of impact and community change and frames the Build Yourself+ as part of a larger philosophy.

Click here to read the full profile.

How Will You Know You’ve Been Successful? Letting Play and Rigor Into Your Goals

I recently went out for a reunion meetup with my spring 2015 class of the Build Yourself+ workshop. I didn’t initiate the night. When I got an email from a former participant suggesting a reunion I felt a thrill.

She was meeting my personal challenge goal.

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NEA Webinar Now Online: Women in Social Impact Design

A few weeks ago I helped organize and participated in a webinar on Women in Social Impact Design with Katie Swenson, VP of Enterprise Community Partners. My co-panelists were rock stars–Dawn Hancock of Firebelly Design, Liz Ogbu of Studio O, Lakshmi Ramarajan of Harvard Business School.

The webinar is up for viewing on the National Endowment of the Art’s website, check it out here.

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“Dude I was Daring Greatly.” Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

Daring Greatly by Brené Brown starts with a startling premise: That the ability to be vulnerable is actually an expression of courage, not weakness. Brown starts with a quote by Teddy Roosevelt which inspired the book’s name, one I found so compelling I just had to reproduce it in full here:

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