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  • Revisiting the Mask of Purim

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    March 7, 2012 | 9:53 am

    Last Purim, this was my first post for the Jewish Journal, I had no idea what would come next! I am happy to say it has been a year full of writing success! Our YouTube Channel just went over 10,000 views! We have hosted many travel events with over 100 people in attendance! Thank... read on

  • International Educator: Lisa Niver Rajna

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    March 4, 2012 | 8:11 pm

    Dr. Jessie Voights interviewed me for the Profiles in International Education Section on her site Wandering Educators.

    Here is the beginning of the Interview:

    Lisa Niver Rajna is our Geography Awareness Editor, a world traveler, and a science teacher in Los Angeles, California.... read on

  • Drama: My Personal Samoa Survivor (Video)

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    February 27, 2012 | 9:58 am

    Enjoy this article and video about Samoa and my personal Drama at Virgin Cove—right where they filmed SURVIVOR SAMOA! Drama at Virgin Cove: Face-Planted on the Ground


    At 1:30am as I lay on the cement step outside the bathroom. I thought, “Hmm, why am I on the ground? How did... read on

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  • Quest For Harmony On The Pearl River Delta (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

    Richard Bangs

    February 17, 2012 | 11:51 am

    Whether or not we name it, we all seek a balance between the moving parts of our lives. We strive for agreement between our physical and spiritual worlds. Yet, too often we find ourselves incapable of summoning this state of being. Why?

    There is a place whose people have been on a... read on

  • Aitutaki—A jewel in the South Pacific

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    February 13, 2012 | 10:16 am

    My first trip to Aitutaki was for our honeymoon two years ago.

    George and I had wanted to visit there before but it was the first time the dice of price allowed it to happen! Our two weeks in the Cook Islands included kayaking, hammock swinging and two trips to the incredible jewel-... read on

  • Count Something Important (video)

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    February 6, 2012 | 9:50 am

    Atul Gawande says in his book, Better, count something interesting, be it an object or an abstract concept, and you will learn interesting new ideas. Some people count the days to summer camp or the nights until a Saturday night date; I enjoy counting the countries I’ve visited.

    ... read on
  • Red Goddess Rising by Halle Eavelyn

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    January 30, 2012 | 11:53 am

    When I met Halle at her book reading recently, I thought about my first trip to the Giza Pyramids. I remember that day like it was yesterday although I visited the great archeological site over thirty years ago! My family was cruising on a Greek ship at the time and the vessel... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a passionate writer, educator, social media ninja, speaker and global citizen, who has traveled to over one hundred countries and six...

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