Author Archives: Samantha Bangayan

What It Really Means to Be a Rebel: An Interview with Giulietta “Julie” Nardone

Julie Nardone

“Being a rebel is not about breaking the law to prove you’re a badass but about breaking off the mental chains that keep you from living your own life.” — Giulietta “Julie” Nardone When Julie Nardone became the fearless rebel that she is today, she realized that we all need to be rebels. The sheep […]

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50 Questions You Should Ask in an Informational Interview


Informational interviews are a strategic way to gain an insider’s point of view on a certain career and to also build relationships in the field, especially if you’re thinking of switching careers. Prepare for your interview by researching the background of your interviewee and his or her business or organization. The most effective questions are […]

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3 Things You Didn’t Know About Happiness From the Research


“What everyone wants from life is continuous and genuine happiness.” — Baruch Spinoza The pursuit of happiness has been a principal goal of mankind throughout history up to the present day. As a key topic of interest in all fields from literature and philosophy to religion and science, we continue to formulate new theories on […]

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Discovering Your Passion: Part 1


“I try to choose the road that I have the most passion on because then you can never really blame yourself for making the wrong choices. You can always say you’re following your passion.” — Darren Aronofsky, Award-Winning Director, Screenwriter and Producer Whether or not your passion is enveloped into your career, discovering and enjoying […]

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Life as a Work in Progress: An Interview with Lucy Patterson

Lucy Patterson Indonesia

“Life is a work in progress. Explore. Excite. Experience.” — Lucy Patterson 2011 has been a year of change for Lucy Patterson. Both she and her partner were “made redundant” and left “everything and everyone they knew and love behind” to move across the UK to a quaint village in the countryside of Southern England […]

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The Bang-Ups and Hang-Ups Are Necessary: An Interview with Dayle Fraschilla

Dayle Fraschilla Writer

“The music pulsates as my pen glides across the page / Feeding to my one true escape.” — Dayle Fraschilla Dayle Fraschilla, 32, has two messages to share through her story: “it’s never too late to work hard for what you want in life” and “don’t let the naysayers squash your dreams.” Only a year […]

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Writing and Living His Own Story: An Interview with Stuart “Stu” Nager

Stuart Nager

“Everything that we do is a story. Everything.” — Stuart Nager It’s hard to put Stuart “Stu” Nager into a box. Yes, he’s a teacher, director, performer and writer, but those labels hardly do justice to all that he really does and how his roles are constantly evolving. Can it be true that life may […]

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The Travel Bug Meets a French Yummy Mummy: An Interview with Muriel Jacques


Known as the “French Yummy Mummy,” Muriel Jacques has embraced London as her new home where she lives with her husband and two bilingual daughters who are “cheeky little girls.” Muriel blogs as a hobby and though she feels like a newbie, 40blogSpot has quickly gained popularity. In it, she analyzes and reflects on the […]

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Career Wisdom from Our Elders: Part 2

Wisdom Statue

“In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it — thou art a fool.” — Lord Chesterfield We could all make use of a wisdom exchange as every piece of wisdom shared is a benefit to our library of knowledge. What’s most important is that we continually search for wisdom through […]

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How to Live Fearlessly: Insights from Giulietta “Julie” Nardone

Julie Nardone Painting

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” — Mary Oliver If you’re wondering what it’s like to be an “inspirational rebel,” “life awakener” and “finder of greatness,” it’s time you meet Giulietta “Julie” Nardone, a.k.a. Giulietta the Muse. She lives boldly, refusing to be encased by […]

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