Amanda Coggin

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Amanda Coggin

I'm tickled pink that I can make a living doing what I love to do: write about how life cracks me up, blows my mind, and the silly experiences that keep it all flowing. I've moved enough times that I can&rsquo;t keep track on my fingers and toes and have traveled to over 35 countries. On a jaunt to Honduras, I crossed off one of my biggest fears from my list to discover the underwater world of respirators, coral, and how one swims alongside the fish. It helped that my dive instructor was a hot Argentinian. Only a few more fears to go, which I'll write about once I conquer them. I call San Francisco home since I've been here for fourteen years, except for Asia where I lived for two years, which still feels like my second home, just like the rest of the world does whenever I get out there to travel in it. Some of my life's most precious and challenging moments can be read at <b><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.amandacoggin.com">AmandaCoggin.com</a></b>&nbsp;where I spend most of my time working through the puzzle pieces of blog posts that will become my next book.

Stories by Amanda Coggin

The Goldman Sachs employee clicked on her inbox and saw a new message from the fifteen-year-old girl she was mentoring: Since I really liked math...
Gabor Karsai is not your average businessman. Originally from Hungary, Karsai settled in New York, became a real estate agent, and joined the Rotary...
Christabel Zamor, founder of HoopGirl, didn’t grow up hoola hooping. In fact, when she took her first hooping workshop years ago, she could...
Paul Hawken was brought to my attention purely by accident. While I was broke and homeless after a two-year stint in Asia and was bouncing around as...
Ann Compton is a busy woman and that’s partly why we like her. We also like the fact that she has raised four children, has spent more than...
I love to dance. I love to dance like most people love to eat, sleep, drink good wine, do adventure sports, or create a fine masterpiece. Writing is...
After the Killing Imus with Kindness piece, a flurry of media coverage, strong opinions from NBC employees and a public debate, Don Imus was taken...
When I would walk along Sukhumvit Road, the street where most expatriates lived and tourists frequented while in Bangkok, and then wind my way down...
When I was young and it was summer, I used to go with my mom to work on a regular basis. She worked at a recreation center where I would sit at an...
Social justice is when society gives individuals and groups fair treatment in the world. It’s a movement that makes me think of Martin Luther...
Fast turnaround and fast food are two phrases our culture has prided itself on, but consider the costs that these two concepts cause to our health,...
Jamie and Rob Feuerman arrived at the front desk of the school I was working at in San Francisco almost five years ago. Jamie had been a lawyer, Rob...
Back around the holidays, I was invited to join a friend of mine for her company holiday party at one of San Francisco’s majestic hotels atop...
Juliana Cochnar learned that her mother had been diagnosed with breast cancer while Juliana was out traveling the world for two years. When she...
As public school standards become increasingly demanding, private school costs continue to rise, and special needs and safety are at the forefront of...

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