Food For Thought

What if your love was liberated?

in Food For Thought, Reflections

I’ve been thinking a lot about love lately. Why do we choose to love who we do? Are we capable of loving everyone? In the past, I’ve been very selective of my love – reserved only for those close to me, namely family and friends. I only have so much love to give and I Read More ››

How To Deal With Criticism

in Food For Thought, Reflections

Photo: Chris Devers of a Banksy graffiti piece I received a semi-critical email a while back and finally got to responding to it this week. The majority of emails/feedback I receive are extremely supportive, but every so often there is someone who sees the One Week Job Project, and what it represents, in a different Read More ››

Why Do You Do What You Do?

in Finding Your Passion, Food For Thought

Ian and I are incredibly grateful to be in a situation where we can positively impact the lives of others. It’s profoundly rewarding to know that your work makes a difference. When asked, “Sean, what do you want to do?” Most often I respond with our future plans for One Week Job (which we’re both Read More ››

8 Reasons to Become a Mentor

in Finding Your Passion, Food For Thought

The origins of mentoring can be traced back to ancient Greek mythology.  When Odysseus went to fight in the Trojan War, he put his trusted friend, Mentor, in charge of his son, Telemachus. Ever since, the term ‘mentor’ has generally come to define someone with more experience, imparting their wisdom and values on someone with less Read More ››

Gen Why

in Blogroll, Food For Thought

What is your idea of a perfect world? It’s a simple question, it’s a question worth asking, and it’s a question Gen Why wants YOU to answer. The Gen Why Media Project is a movement towards hope.  Their mission is to bring the Generation Y population (ie: the tech-savvy generation born after Generation X that Read More ››

It's Been a Slice!

in Food For Thought, OWJ Program

So, I last left you with my reaction to the slaughterhouse. Ben, an employee of Bob and Laurie’s, took me with him to pick up some buffalo from the ‘Heart Valley Processors’ slaughter facility. Bob had even called ahead and asked the staff to give me a tour. When we got there I put on Read More ››