Honoring A Hellenic Legend: Nikos Kazantzakis


 Nikos Kazantzakis


Today is the birthday of a very famous Cretan author and Philosopher, Nikos Kazantzakis!

Most people know Kazantzakis best for his book, Zorba the Greek. I love this work because it is basically about the mentors we encounter in life, and about maintaining a positive outlook for ourselves and others, regardless of our personal circumstances. I recommend you explore the rest of his work if you have the opportunity. He had a great gift for showing us the beauty embedded in every crux of our life paths, the reasons for embracing the great moments, the pragmatic sense of letting things go. His poet’s heart loved so deeply and inspired so many….

To celebrate the occasion, we ask you to take a moment to look at Kazantzakis’ biography, and that you stand tall, let go, and dance one round in his honor, compliments of Mikis Theodorakis.


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Finding Your Voice

Philo4Thought Mentoring community is pleased to present our December 2013 Young Professional of the Month! The goal of our monthly features is to provide positive, successful role models who will inspire the next generation of young professionals. Preliminary criteria for YPM candidates is their active engagement in an entrepreneurial initiative or career path. Candidates are typically of Hellenic origin and part of a philanthropic, humanitarian or environmentally-conscious field. Their most essential qualifications are the spirit and compassion to persevere, and the heart to share their knowledge and experience with others.

Over the past few months, I’ve had the pleasure to chat with Annamarie Buonocore, Founder and Editor of Voices of Hellenism Literary Journal (www.VoicesOfHellenism.org), which is based in the San Francisco Bay Area on the West Coast and been in operation since 2011. Annamarie’s journey is about more than just choosing a career path; it’s about finding a voice… and lending that very opportunity to others. She is a girl with a Voice!

ARTICLE LINK: Finding Your Voice

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Our sincere thanks to Annamaria for taking the time to share her story with us!