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This just in: Rest in peace, Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks

It’s not an exaggeration to say that Oliver Sacks changed my life. His work and books showed me that curiosity is a gift that we must use, cherish, and never limit. He is and always will be my example of a life well-lived. He passed away early this morning in his home in New York City, and his obituary as well as his many decades of writing are worth reading over and over again. Rest in peace to a doctor and writer who embodied the very essence of passion and grace.

About Christa Avampato

I make a living in business and I make a life as a writer, artist, and yogi. I use my business and storytelling skills to build a better world. My first novel, Emerson Page and Where the Light Enters, will be published in the Fall of 2017 by Thumbkin Prints, a children's and YA imprint of Possibilities Publishing Co. My creative career has stretched across Capitol Hill, Broadway theatre, education, nonprofit fundraising, health and wellness, and Fortune 500 companies in retail, media, and financial services. In every experience, I have used my sense of and respect for elegant design to develop meaningful products, services, program, and events to help people live happier, healthier lives. A recovering multi-tasker, I am a proud alum of UPenn (BA) and the Darden School at UVA (MBA). When not in front of my Mac, I’m on my yoga mat, walking my rescue dog, Phineas, traveling with a purpose, or practicing the high-art of people watching. I am proud to New York City my home, and I've been called the happiest New Yorker by friends and strangers alike. They're right. Follow my adventures on Twitter at https://twitter.com/christanyc and Instagram at https://instagram.com/christarosenyc.

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