Saya

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4.9 | 90 reviews

Saya

733 have dabbled | 90 reviews
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4.9 | 90 reviews
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Saya Hillman

A TEDx speaker and one of Brazen Careerist' s Top Twenty Young Professionals to Watch, Saya has discovered how to turn her love of creating community, challenging herself and those around her, and enjoying life to its fullest into her “job.” Via her company Mac & Cheese Productions℠, she helps others (and herself) live a Life of Yes℠. Saya is from Evanston, went to Boston College, and resides in Chicago.

ABOUT THIS TEACHER

A TEDx speaker and one of Brazen Careerist' s Top Twenty Young Professionals to Watch, Saya has discovered how to turn her love of creating community, challenging herself and those around her, and enjoying life to its fullest into her “job.” Via her company Mac & Cheese Productions℠, she helps others (and herself) live a Life of Yes℠. Saya is from Evanston, went to Boston College, and resides in Chicago.

STUDENT REVIEWS

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    Megan S.
    Reviewed on 06/08/17

    Saya is very engaging and takes a topic that can cause a lot of angst for people and makes it fun. She shares intimate experiences which allows the audience to dig a little deeper in their own journey. Highly recommend this class for anyone looking for any type of change, big or small.

    Saya is very engaging and takes a topic that can cause a lot of angst for people and makes it fun. She shares intimate experiences which allows the audience to dig a little deeper in their own journey. Highly recommend this class for anyone looking for any type of change, big or small.

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    Linda Y.
    Reviewed on 06/07/17

    I learned so much from my two hours with Saya. She is warm, compassionate, hilarious, and it's hard not to make an instant connection with her. Saya made me feel valued, heard, and she made me feel that I was less alone in my quest to create a fulfilled life.

    I learned so much from my two hours with Saya. She is warm, compassionate, hilarious, and it's hard not to make an instant connection with her. Saya made me feel valued, heard, and she made me feel that I was less alone in my quest to create a fulfilled life.

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    Laura V.
    Reviewed on 06/06/17

    My second class with Saya Hillman did not disappoint! Saya's humor and great presentation style makes everyone feel comfortable getting to know each other and sharing. For the second time after one of her classes, I've left feeling positive and uplifted. I'm eager to try a few more events such as the Sleep Away Camp and the Minglers! Kudos to another great Dabble class.

    My second class with Saya Hillman did not disappoint! Saya's humor and great presentation style makes everyone feel comfortable getting to know each other and sharing. For the second time after one of her classes, I've left feeling positive and uplifted. I'm eager to try a few more events such as the Sleep Away Camp and the Minglers! Kudos to another great Dabble class.

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    Pete B.
    Reviewed on 03/10/17

    Expected and received greatness.

    The class was refreshing. The content fresh and serving. And the perspectives gained on creating a better future with fun and ease are key:)

    SO much value with this class and with the other two events I've participated in via Mac & Cheese Productions (Saya's company)

    A wonderful experience, and I would venture to say that all of the participants would agree:)

    Expected and received greatness.

    The class was refreshing. The content fresh and serving. And the perspectives gained on creating a better future with fun and ease are key:)

    SO much value with this class and with the other two events I've participated in via Mac & Cheese Productions (Saya's company)

    A wonderful experience, and I would venture to say that all of the participants would agree:)

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    Rachael H.
    Reviewed on 02/06/17

    My experience in Saya's class was extremely informative and resourceful. She really digs into what is efficient in digital and analog life. She also has a great energy and makes the class extremely fun! If you're looking to save time, organize your email and make networking easier this is a great class to take!

    My experience in Saya's class was extremely informative and resourceful. She really digs into what is efficient in digital and analog life. She also has a great energy and makes the class extremely fun! If you're looking to save time, organize your email and make networking easier this is a great class to take!

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    Laura V.
    Reviewed on 02/05/17

    All I can say is WOW! Saya covered so much useful information that I've already started putting into practice. I'll definitely take more of her classes in the future! Outstanding!!

    All I can say is WOW! Saya covered so much useful information that I've already started putting into practice. I'll definitely take more of her classes in the future! Outstanding!!

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    Sara M.
    Reviewed on 02/05/17

    Great class! I left wanting more! Received so many helpful & useful tips on how to make my personal and professional life more efficient. Thank you, Saya, for sharing your pearls of productivity wisdom!

    Great class! I left wanting more! Received so many helpful & useful tips on how to make my personal and professional life more efficient. Thank you, Saya, for sharing your pearls of productivity wisdom!

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    Erin S.
    Reviewed on 02/02/17

    It was especially nice to listen to and share experiences and life lessons with others. Overall it was a welcoming group and pleasant class.

    It was especially nice to listen to and share experiences and life lessons with others. Overall it was a welcoming group and pleasant class.

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    Cicely H.
    Reviewed on 01/14/17

    Saya is very welcoming, knowledgeable, and encouraging! I enjoyed every minute of this class. I left invigorated. Though I haven't completed my homework within the suggested timeline, things are moving forward which is something that couldn't be said a month ago.

    Saya is very welcoming, knowledgeable, and encouraging! I enjoyed every minute of this class. I left invigorated. Though I haven't completed my homework within the suggested timeline, things are moving forward which is something that couldn't be said a month ago.

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    Lauren S.
    Reviewed on 10/28/16

    Saya was very friendly and welcoming from the moment I walked in. She shared stories that made her "human" rather than a polished presenter. Her steps for leading a life of yes were really helpful and inspiring and I've already started taking action on many of them! Highly recommend.

    Saya was very friendly and welcoming from the moment I walked in. She shared stories that made her "human" rather than a polished presenter. Her steps for leading a life of yes were really helpful and inspiring and I've already started taking action on many of them! Highly recommend.

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    Jemal S.
    Reviewed on 07/31/16

    I've been wanting to take a class with Saya ever since I moved to Chicago and I finally did! Her Life of Yes℠: Live YOUR Dream, Not THE Dream delivered, hit hard, made me think and challenged me. If you've ever wondered what you would be doing if no wasn't an option...then this class is for you.

    I've been wanting to take a class with Saya ever since I moved to Chicago and I finally did! Her Life of Yes℠: Live YOUR Dream, Not THE Dream delivered, hit hard, made me think and challenged me. If you've ever wondered what you would be doing if no wasn't an option...then this class is for you.

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    Kirk K.
    Reviewed on 03/16/16

    This was a tremendous class. Saya Hillman covers so much material in an easy to understand format. It's so clear and so beautiful in its simplicity. I learned everything from managing email to To Do lists to databases to spreadsheets to scheduling to managing reading material to security tools to YOU NAME IT. The amount of information is deep and intense, but all easy to follow and she provides you resources to fall back on once the class is over. Well worth your time. It will definitely make you more efficient and productive.

    This was a tremendous class. Saya Hillman covers so much material in an easy to understand format. It's so clear and so beautiful in its simplicity. I learned everything from managing email to To Do lists to databases to spreadsheets to scheduling to managing reading material to security tools to YOU NAME IT. The amount of information is deep and intense, but all easy to follow and she provides you resources to fall back on once the class is over. Well worth your time. It will definitely make you more efficient and productive.

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    Sheila D.
    Reviewed on 03/13/16

    This class was so incredibly useful. I am a solo entrepreneur who works from home and is trying to do a million different tasks as I build my business. I know that I can be more efficient in my systems - and this class showed countless ways that I can be just that.

    I am not very technically inclined and am sometimes skeptical or even scared of technology that I haven't used. I was introduced to so many helpful tools in this class that I can't wait to utilize.

    Four hours might sound like a long time for this topic, but it absolutely flew by. I was actually bummed when class was over because I wanted to learn more.

    I highly recommend this class to anyone who wants to get more done with greater ease.

    This class was so incredibly useful. I am a solo entrepreneur who works from home and is trying to do a million different tasks as I build my business. I know that I can be more efficient in my systems - and this class showed countless ways that I can be just that.

    I am not very technically inclined and am sometimes skeptical or even scared of technology that I haven't used. I was introduced to so many helpful tools in this class that I can't wait to utilize.

    Four hours might sound like a long time for this topic, but it absolutely flew by. I was actually bummed when class was over because I wanted to learn more.

    I highly recommend this class to anyone who wants to get more done with greater ease.

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    Shaily H.
    Reviewed on 03/03/16

    In a world that tells you that the dream is 9-5 slaving at work, it's refreshing that someone tells you otherwise. I am always fighting to live a flexible life style and showing up to this was super affirming. The way she structured the class with the note sheets and simple headings made it really easy to follow. She has a really cool story.

    In a world that tells you that the dream is 9-5 slaving at work, it's refreshing that someone tells you otherwise. I am always fighting to live a flexible life style and showing up to this was super affirming. The way she structured the class with the note sheets and simple headings made it really easy to follow. She has a really cool story.

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    Elli Z.
    Reviewed on 02/03/16

    It was super informative and engaging. Very well organized of course.
    It was a nice set up and the tea and mini Luna bars were a nice touch.
    Tons of info, pay attention!!!

    It was super informative and engaging. Very well organized of course.
    It was a nice set up and the tea and mini Luna bars were a nice touch.
    Tons of info, pay attention!!!

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    Alia D.
    Reviewed on 01/31/16

    Great class! Saya is very friendly and efficient and covered a lot of different tools and apps to help you save time. I love that most of what she recommended were free apps (some with paid upgrades), and she also talked about systems and concepts that could apply with or without the specified tool.

    The Mac and Cheese studio is also super comfortable and cozy. I took this class on a Saturday and stayed at home that night to start implementing some of the tools I was excited about. I'd definitely recommend this class if you are an app- or tech-leaning person (or want to be more of one!)

    Great class! Saya is very friendly and efficient and covered a lot of different tools and apps to help you save time. I love that most of what she recommended were free apps (some with paid upgrades), and she also talked about systems and concepts that could apply with or without the specified tool.

    The Mac and Cheese studio is also super comfortable and cozy. I took this class on a Saturday and stayed at home that night to start implementing some of the tools I was excited about. I'd definitely recommend this class if you are an app- or tech-leaning person (or want to be more of one!)

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    Annie S.
    Reviewed on 01/31/16

    Extremely helpful breakdown of an often overwhelming topic – tons of useful/actionable takeaways (apps, extensions, #lifehacks) combined with great overview of concepts behind productivity (time, energy, focus)

    Extremely helpful breakdown of an often overwhelming topic – tons of useful/actionable takeaways (apps, extensions, #lifehacks) combined with great overview of concepts behind productivity (time, energy, focus)

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    Jen R.
    Reviewed on 01/19/16

    Great class! Saya was interesting, inspirational, and inviting. Enjoyed hearing from her and having time to talk in small groups with other participants. Left with a great resource list and some things to try right away to live life more fully. I would definitely take another class from her (and probably will!).

    Great class! Saya was interesting, inspirational, and inviting. Enjoyed hearing from her and having time to talk in small groups with other participants. Left with a great resource list and some things to try right away to live life more fully. I would definitely take another class from her (and probably will!).

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    Shauna C.
    Reviewed on 11/04/15

    This was a very informative class. I immediately started applying some of the concepts covered in the class and have benefited greatly.

    This was a very informative class. I immediately started applying some of the concepts covered in the class and have benefited greatly.

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    Elizabeth G.
    Reviewed on 09/17/15

    Saya is warm, smart, and frankly, amazing. Her easy methods and encouragement to be positive and focused have amplified in my heart and in practice. You won't walk away dissatisfied!

    Saya is warm, smart, and frankly, amazing. Her easy methods and encouragement to be positive and focused have amplified in my heart and in practice. You won't walk away dissatisfied!

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    Michelle M.
    Reviewed on 08/18/15

    I enjoyed Saya's Life of Yes class. The positivity and openness is a welcome change to the (perceived) negativity in my brain. Saya helps lay out steps to begin to say yes, louder than the no that fear automatically answers back.

    Small group settings help get your feet wet on ideas of small things to begin to change and start your Life of Yes.

    Everyone should take this class, but especially those that need an influx of positivity and guidance to stop living on autopilot.

    I enjoyed Saya's Life of Yes class. The positivity and openness is a welcome change to the (perceived) negativity in my brain. Saya helps lay out steps to begin to say yes, louder than the no that fear automatically answers back.

    Small group settings help get your feet wet on ideas of small things to begin to change and start your Life of Yes.

    Everyone should take this class, but especially those that need an influx of positivity and guidance to stop living on autopilot.

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    Ruthie K.
    Reviewed on 08/18/15

    This class was inspiring. I left with many new ideas and new connections--I consider it a huge success and a great use of a Monday evening.

    This class was inspiring. I left with many new ideas and new connections--I consider it a huge success and a great use of a Monday evening.

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    Allie L.
    Reviewed on 07/06/15

    I thought I was organized. SAYA IS ORGANIZED. She breaks down her system of the best apps, tools and tricks in this incredibly productivity hack class. I'm already implementing nearly all of the recommended tools and have streamlined my productivity, increased my efficiency and eliminated time-wasters from my every day. Loved this class and Saya. Highly recommended! :)

    I thought I was organized. SAYA IS ORGANIZED. She breaks down her system of the best apps, tools and tricks in this incredibly productivity hack class. I'm already implementing nearly all of the recommended tools and have streamlined my productivity, increased my efficiency and eliminated time-wasters from my every day. Loved this class and Saya. Highly recommended! :)

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    Charlene O.
    Reviewed on 06/29/15

    I consider myself pretty organized already, but felt my skills needed updating. This class was PERFECT! Saya just took me to a whole new level of organized AND efficient. I will be implementing so many things. This was Four hours jam-packed full of information on everything from finances to social media to email to security. This is not a 'sit down and learn how to do all this stuff' class, but a 'learn what's out there and how it can help make your life better' class. It's all up to you to get it done. Saya's philosophy is all about maximizing Fun time, so much of what she showed is not only easy, but quick quick! Love that.

    I consider myself pretty organized already, but felt my skills needed updating. This class was PERFECT! Saya just took me to a whole new level of organized AND efficient. I will be implementing so many things. This was Four hours jam-packed full of information on everything from finances to social media to email to security. This is not a 'sit down and learn how to do all this stuff' class, but a 'learn what's out there and how it can help make your life better' class. It's all up to you to get it done. Saya's philosophy is all about maximizing Fun time, so much of what she showed is not only easy, but quick quick! Love that.

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    Marti H.
    Reviewed on 06/28/15

    I'm starting my own consulting business and this class was exactly what I needed. I feel equipped with tools and techniques to remain productive and get myself out of being overwhelmed!

    I'm starting my own consulting business and this class was exactly what I needed. I feel equipped with tools and techniques to remain productive and get myself out of being overwhelmed!

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    Nicklin H.
    Reviewed on 05/18/15

    Sometimes we all need to take a moment to really reflect on where we are, what we're doing and if those two things are acceptable to us. If you find that either one of those things isn't bringing you joy, fulfillment or meeting your needs in some way, then this is definitely a great class to take. Saya presents a number of excellent tools that will help refocus, realign and realize where your blocks might be and gives practical tips for working through them.

    And even if you're in a great place in your life right now, it's always possible to find deeper and richer experiences -- and the Life of Yes Workshop can help you to do that, too.

    Sometimes we all need to take a moment to really reflect on where we are, what we're doing and if those two things are acceptable to us. If you find that either one of those things isn't bringing you joy, fulfillment or meeting your needs in some way, then this is definitely a great class to take. Saya presents a number of excellent tools that will help refocus, realign and realize where your blocks might be and gives practical tips for working through them.

    And even if you're in a great place in your life right now, it's always possible to find deeper and richer experiences -- and the Life of Yes Workshop can help you to do that, too.

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    Michelle M.
    Reviewed on 04/27/15

    Lots of tech-based tips. You have to remember, these are things that help her. So the specific program may not help you, but the concept might. I've already come back and streamlined 4 things I do regularly. Glad I went!

    Lots of tech-based tips. You have to remember, these are things that help her. So the specific program may not help you, but the concept might. I've already come back and streamlined 4 things I do regularly. Glad I went!

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    Erin M.
    Reviewed on 04/27/15

    This class was the best use of my time. I learned so much in four hours that I can start implementing right away to make my life more streamlined. I feel more organized already.

    This class was the best use of my time. I learned so much in four hours that I can start implementing right away to make my life more streamlined. I feel more organized already.

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    Erin M.
    Reviewed on 04/21/15

    This class was great. Saya knows her topic and is energetic about sharing what she has learned. It was easy to follow along and take notes. It was also excellent that she provides a list of things to check out in Chicago. I am enjoying looking into all of these.

    This class was great. Saya knows her topic and is energetic about sharing what she has learned. It was easy to follow along and take notes. It was also excellent that she provides a list of things to check out in Chicago. I am enjoying looking into all of these.

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    Stephanie W.
    Reviewed on 03/12/15

    Absolutely fantastic class. Would recommend it to anyone isn't convinced they are already a productivity rockstar, which is most anyone.

    Absolutely fantastic class. Would recommend it to anyone isn't convinced they are already a productivity rockstar, which is most anyone.

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    Matt H.
    Reviewed on 03/01/15

    Lenard a lot. Some of it was things I already knew, but the new information was definitely helpful!

    Lenard a lot. Some of it was things I already knew, but the new information was definitely helpful!

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    Kandy C.
    Reviewed on 03/01/15

    My brain is still spinning with all of the amazing information Saya shared. I had been using some of the apps she taught us about, but I had not been using them to their full functionality. I liked how everything she shared was so we could focus on the task at hand.

    My brain is still spinning with all of the amazing information Saya shared. I had been using some of the apps she taught us about, but I had not been using them to their full functionality. I liked how everything she shared was so we could focus on the task at hand.

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    Brian P.
    Reviewed on 02/20/15

    Saya did an amazing job creating a fun and relaxing atmosphere. I was immediately comfortable upon arriving. The content of the class was interactive, easily actionable, and invaluable. I loved the class.

    Saya did an amazing job creating a fun and relaxing atmosphere. I was immediately comfortable upon arriving. The content of the class was interactive, easily actionable, and invaluable. I loved the class.

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    Matt H.
    Reviewed on 02/20/15

    Had a great time. It was nice to see the process broken down a bit. Found info more useful and had some nice conversations.

    Had a great time. It was nice to see the process broken down a bit. Found info more useful and had some nice conversations.

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    Chelsea W.
    Reviewed on 02/19/15

    I found this class to be incredibly helpful! I was skeptical when signing up for a self improvement class, but I found that Saya's experiences and tips left me with more clarity about what I want for my life.

    I found this class to be incredibly helpful! I was skeptical when signing up for a self improvement class, but I found that Saya's experiences and tips left me with more clarity about what I want for my life.

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    Danielle D.
    Reviewed on 02/19/15

    Awesome, awesome, awesome! Accessible, relevant, and motivating content! And there was reflection time built in, to allow each student a bit of time to think about how each piece of the content applied to our lives/situation. Not just fluff... we left with an intentional action step! Highly recommend!!!

    Awesome, awesome, awesome! Accessible, relevant, and motivating content! And there was reflection time built in, to allow each student a bit of time to think about how each piece of the content applied to our lives/situation. Not just fluff... we left with an intentional action step! Highly recommend!!!

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    Nora B.
    Reviewed on 01/17/15

    In the first couple of minutes Saya told us how we could organize the resources she would share for easier access later. I knew then this would be a great class. My head almost exploded from the wealth of apps, sites and tips she gave us. But as she cautioned us, I'm picking one or two at a time to weave into my life. They're already making a world of difference.

    In the first couple of minutes Saya told us how we could organize the resources she would share for easier access later. I knew then this would be a great class. My head almost exploded from the wealth of apps, sites and tips she gave us. But as she cautioned us, I'm picking one or two at a time to weave into my life. They're already making a world of difference.

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    Laura S.
    Reviewed on 01/14/15

    Excellent class! Learned a ton of helpful tips for electronic organization and productivity!

    Excellent class! Learned a ton of helpful tips for electronic organization and productivity!

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    Meggie S.
    Reviewed on 01/11/15

    This class is really great if you want a really general overview of a ton of different apps and extensions and technology. I didn't know there were apps that would keep all my passwords in one place. Now I do! I still don't know *how* to use Evernote or Asana effectively or maximize the tools they offer. But I know they both exist! If you want to know what is out there, this is the class for you. If you want to know how to use any of them efficiently, that isn't the intention of this class.

    This class is really great if you want a really general overview of a ton of different apps and extensions and technology. I didn't know there were apps that would keep all my passwords in one place. Now I do! I still don't know *how* to use Evernote or Asana effectively or maximize the tools they offer. But I know they both exist! If you want to know what is out there, this is the class for you. If you want to know how to use any of them efficiently, that isn't the intention of this class.

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    Laura S.
    Reviewed on 01/11/15

    If you've ever wondered how to clean up your email, use technology as a supportive tool to help you be organized, efficient, work smarter, and have more fun while getting things done, then TAKE THIS WORKSHOP! Saya is AMAZING and this workshop is worth far more than the cost! And, if you like meeting new people and learning about trying new things/exploring the city/changing your career/reimagining your life, I cannot recommend Saya's Mac and Cheese Productions events! I've been to several, and all are top notch. Saya is a rockstar!

    If you've ever wondered how to clean up your email, use technology as a supportive tool to help you be organized, efficient, work smarter, and have more fun while getting things done, then TAKE THIS WORKSHOP! Saya is AMAZING and this workshop is worth far more than the cost! And, if you like meeting new people and learning about trying new things/exploring the city/changing your career/reimagining your life, I cannot recommend Saya's Mac and Cheese Productions events! I've been to several, and all are top notch. Saya is a rockstar!

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    Trice T.
    Reviewed on 01/06/15

    This class was awesome! I have been singing its praises everyday since last Wednesday. It was a spur of the moment decision and the best $25 I've spent in a long time. I had so many "aha" moments throughout the class that it was uncanny...I met so many cool people as well...I came solo but didn't feel alone at all but surrounded by so many like minded people....YES for Living the life of YES! Thank you Saya for such a wonderful experience :)

    This class was awesome! I have been singing its praises everyday since last Wednesday. It was a spur of the moment decision and the best $25 I've spent in a long time. I had so many "aha" moments throughout the class that it was uncanny...I met so many cool people as well...I came solo but didn't feel alone at all but surrounded by so many like minded people....YES for Living the life of YES! Thank you Saya for such a wonderful experience :)

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    Michelle G.
    Reviewed on 12/31/14

    Much like everything Saya does, this class was inspiring, entertaining, and filled with great people.

    Much like everything Saya does, this class was inspiring, entertaining, and filled with great people.

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    Eric F.
    Reviewed on 10/21/14

    Saya Hillman's class on Productivity was top notch! She took what could have been several weeks of material and was able to condense it into a very informative and eye opening four hour course. I walk away with a number of new tools that I am implementing right away. Totally recommend this course!

    Saya Hillman's class on Productivity was top notch! She took what could have been several weeks of material and was able to condense it into a very informative and eye opening four hour course. I walk away with a number of new tools that I am implementing right away. Totally recommend this course!

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    Lihy E.
    Reviewed on 10/21/14

    Do it. Even if you only learn one thing, do it. Saya is a productivity master. I thought that a lot of the information she shared was perhaps not so useful for my work situation. However, after getting to work on Monday (class was the Saturday prior), I realized how relevant so much of it is. Do you have those days that just breeze by? Days where every minute really counts? In this class, you will learn about tools that will give you those minutes.

    Do it. Even if you only learn one thing, do it. Saya is a productivity master. I thought that a lot of the information she shared was perhaps not so useful for my work situation. However, after getting to work on Monday (class was the Saturday prior), I realized how relevant so much of it is. Do you have those days that just breeze by? Days where every minute really counts? In this class, you will learn about tools that will give you those minutes.

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    Heidi M.
    Reviewed on 10/19/14

    Great class! Loads and loads of amazing resources that Saya uses. She discusses not only what the tool does, but gives very specific examples of how she uses them. Helped me to envision the possibilities for my own use. She also provided examples of tools that do the same thing as the ones she uses, and with an explanation of either why she doesn't use them or that she hasn't tried them. For paid tools, (not too many) she generally provided a free alternative if she knew of one. The 4 hours flew by and was almost not enough time to go through everything. And the bonus is that it is in Saya's home, so it is comfy and relaxed without the sterile environment of so many other locations. It's a happy place with a great vibe. Highly recommend this class!

    Great class! Loads and loads of amazing resources that Saya uses. She discusses not only what the tool does, but gives very specific examples of how she uses them. Helped me to envision the possibilities for my own use. She also provided examples of tools that do the same thing as the ones she uses, and with an explanation of either why she doesn't use them or that she hasn't tried them. For paid tools, (not too many) she generally provided a free alternative if she knew of one. The 4 hours flew by and was almost not enough time to go through everything. And the bonus is that it is in Saya's home, so it is comfy and relaxed without the sterile environment of so many other locations. It's a happy place with a great vibe. Highly recommend this class!

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    Lauren C.
    Reviewed on 08/21/14

    The event was great and really had impact and made me think about what I really want and how I want to get there

    The event was great and really had impact and made me think about what I really want and how I want to get there

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    Georgia D.
    Reviewed on 08/21/14

    I was looking to try out Dabble. I found this ,and I really the concepts and the sharing .

    I was looking to try out Dabble. I found this ,and I really the concepts and the sharing .

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    Alana B.
    Reviewed on 08/20/14

    I had heard Saya a few years ago and follow her on social media. I brought a few friends with me to the class, and I think we all really enjoyed it and each got something different out of it. I was thrilled I had the experience to get to know her better and do more in a workshop format! It was really beneficial.

    I had heard Saya a few years ago and follow her on social media. I brought a few friends with me to the class, and I think we all really enjoyed it and each got something different out of it. I was thrilled I had the experience to get to know her better and do more in a workshop format! It was really beneficial.

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    Kelly F.
    Reviewed on 07/28/14

    Saya is a born facilitator and her enthusiasm for living a Life of Yes clearly shows through in her class. The class material is well-communicated in easily-digestible bites, and not overly touchy-feely/personal sharing for anyone who might be afraid of that. Fantastic class! Highly recommended, as are all of Saya's events I've been to so far!

    From Teacher:

    Thanks Kelly, I really appreciate your kind words!! Was great to have you in class. See you again soon I hope.

    Saya is a born facilitator and her enthusiasm for living a Life of Yes clearly shows through in her class. The class material is well-communicated in easily-digestible bites, and not overly touchy-feely/personal sharing for anyone who might be afraid of that. Fantastic class! Highly recommended, as are all of Saya's events I've been to so far!

    From Teacher:

    Thanks Kelly, I really appreciate your kind words!! Was great to have you in class. See you again soon I hope.

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    Tina F.
    Reviewed on 07/15/14

    Saya was a great teacher! She was funny, energetic and accessible. She also gave great advice. Thanks, Saya!

    Saya was a great teacher! She was funny, energetic and accessible. She also gave great advice. Thanks, Saya!

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    Kristine L.
    Reviewed on 07/02/14

    The day of the class was a beautiful sunny Saturday summer day, and for a moment I regretted scheduling myself to take a class all morning. However, I'm glad I attended! I often am frustrated by how much time I end up wasting because my digital life is as disorganized and cluttered as my analog life (scraps of paper with to-do lists, hunting through my flooded email inbox for specific emails, etc). We learned about specific apps, Chrome extensions, programs and other tools that streamline one's life online. I found these tools to be very useful and immediately applicable. I do wish we had more time to cover strategies for prioritizing tasks throughout the day or week, as I know I tend to be all over the place doing things, but not actually getting anything done! In the end, I came away from the class feeling refreshed and inspired to apply what I learned and I'm already seeing results: less stress! Saya is a very effective and experienced teacher, and I highly recommend any of her classes and events!

    The day of the class was a beautiful sunny Saturday summer day, and for a moment I regretted scheduling myself to take a class all morning. However, I'm glad I attended! I often am frustrated by how much time I end up wasting because my digital life is as disorganized and cluttered as my analog life (scraps of paper with to-do lists, hunting through my flooded email inbox for specific emails, etc). We learned about specific apps, Chrome extensions, programs and other tools that streamline one's life online. I found these tools to be very useful and immediately applicable. I do wish we had more time to cover strategies for prioritizing tasks throughout the day or week, as I know I tend to be all over the place doing things, but not actually getting anything done! In the end, I came away from the class feeling refreshed and inspired to apply what I learned and I'm already seeing results: less stress! Saya is a very effective and experienced teacher, and I highly recommend any of her classes and events!

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    Bryan B.
    Reviewed on 06/22/14

    This class is super helpful! It was a little different than I expected, but I was pleasantly surprised and I'm looking forward to practicing and implementing some of the things I learned.

    Thanks so much, Saya!

    This class is super helpful! It was a little different than I expected, but I was pleasantly surprised and I'm looking forward to practicing and implementing some of the things I learned.

    Thanks so much, Saya!

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    Lindsey F.
    Reviewed on 06/21/14

    Saya is so knowledgable on tips, tricks, & apps to save time. I left full of ideas and things to try to make my life more efficient using the latest technology!

    Saya is so knowledgable on tips, tricks, & apps to save time. I left full of ideas and things to try to make my life more efficient using the latest technology!

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    Veronica L.
    Reviewed on 06/17/14

    Saya was great! She had really great advice for how to Live a Life of Yes and told stories from her own life where she herself used her techniques and awesome things happened as a result. She was warm and inviting & it was a great class! Very happy I took this Dabble class.

    Saya was great! She had really great advice for how to Live a Life of Yes and told stories from her own life where she herself used her techniques and awesome things happened as a result. She was warm and inviting & it was a great class! Very happy I took this Dabble class.

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    Laura S.
    Reviewed on 06/05/14

    Saya is an incredibly likable facilitator who makes you feel instantly comfortable in her class. This is a quick overview of her Life of Yes philosophy and experience, and it is a wonderful way to sneak in some reflective time without making a huge time commitment. Several of her many ideas really hit home for me, and I've already made some plans and met some wonderful people just from this 2 hour experience! Bravo Saya!

    Saya is an incredibly likable facilitator who makes you feel instantly comfortable in her class. This is a quick overview of her Life of Yes philosophy and experience, and it is a wonderful way to sneak in some reflective time without making a huge time commitment. Several of her many ideas really hit home for me, and I've already made some plans and met some wonderful people just from this 2 hour experience! Bravo Saya!

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    Elana S.
    Reviewed on 04/25/14

    The class content was very interesting and I like the suggestions on how to make technology work better for you.

    The class content was very interesting and I like the suggestions on how to make technology work better for you.

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    Brian B.
    Reviewed on 04/24/14

    Great way to learn about the many tools that can be used to organize our day to day and find a better work-play balance. Absolutely recommend.

    Great way to learn about the many tools that can be used to organize our day to day and find a better work-play balance. Absolutely recommend.

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    Jennifer D.
    Reviewed on 04/24/14

    I am find that I have more to do than time to do it. I become overwhelmed and anxious sometimes and just shut down, because I can't possibly know what to do first.

    I am find that I have more to do than time to do it. I become overwhelmed and anxious sometimes and just shut down, because I can't possibly know what to do first.

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    Sucheta M.
    Reviewed on 04/22/14

    The class was fantastic. I really enjoyed the 17 principles outlined by Saya and her personal anecdotes for each of the principles. I left with at least a few Aha moments in terms of things I can do going forward.

    The class was fantastic. I really enjoyed the 17 principles outlined by Saya and her personal anecdotes for each of the principles. I left with at least a few Aha moments in terms of things I can do going forward.

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    Beth M.
    Reviewed on 04/15/14

    What a great class! I left genuinely feeling as though I could accomplish whatever I set my mind to. Loved this class!

    What a great class! I left genuinely feeling as though I could accomplish whatever I set my mind to. Loved this class!

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    Marta K.
    Reviewed on 02/24/14

    Very inspirational and got me thinking a lot about changing my life.

    Very inspirational and got me thinking a lot about changing my life.

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    Boo V.
    Reviewed on 02/23/14

    Such a wonderful evening. Great ideas and great teacher. Looking forward to the next Mac & Cheese class or event. Saya is very engaging and full of energy.

    Such a wonderful evening. Great ideas and great teacher. Looking forward to the next Mac & Cheese class or event. Saya is very engaging and full of energy.

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    Lauren D.
    Reviewed on 02/18/14

    Saya made 17 different light bulbs go off in my head, one for each of her steps in "Design[ing] The Life You Want". Thank you for inspiring me to go for it and "Nike" the heck out of life!

    From Teacher:

    Light bulbs are the best!!! :) Thanks for coming Lauren, excited to see where your journey takes you.

    Saya made 17 different light bulbs go off in my head, one for each of her steps in "Design[ing] The Life You Want". Thank you for inspiring me to go for it and "Nike" the heck out of life!

    From Teacher:

    Light bulbs are the best!!! :) Thanks for coming Lauren, excited to see where your journey takes you.

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    Hillary J.
    Reviewed on 02/12/14

    What a truly wonderful experience. From start to finish, Saya made sure everyone had everything they needed for a great evening. Impressive to meet so many interesting people from all over the globe all interested in bringing more goodness into their lives. The class was extremely well thought out and full of laughter and useful information. Everyone should go at least once! Guys, you too!

    From Teacher:

    Thanks so much Hillary! Wish you best of luck with Ruby Slippers. I see great things for you.

    What a truly wonderful experience. From start to finish, Saya made sure everyone had everything they needed for a great evening. Impressive to meet so many interesting people from all over the globe all interested in bringing more goodness into their lives. The class was extremely well thought out and full of laughter and useful information. Everyone should go at least once! Guys, you too!

    From Teacher:

    Thanks so much Hillary! Wish you best of luck with Ruby Slippers. I see great things for you.

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    Amanda L.
    Reviewed on 01/01/14

    This class was really engaging and enjoyable. A much better class than I even expected! I liked walking away with real action steps and the list that Saya handed out at the end with fun things to do in Chicago was awesome. I will totally be referring to this all the time when making plans to go out and about in the city.

    From Teacher:

    Thank you Amanda, so nice to have you join! Very much appreciate your kind words. Keep me posted on any LOY moves you make.

    This class was really engaging and enjoyable. A much better class than I even expected! I liked walking away with real action steps and the list that Saya handed out at the end with fun things to do in Chicago was awesome. I will totally be referring to this all the time when making plans to go out and about in the city.

    From Teacher:

    Thank you Amanda, so nice to have you join! Very much appreciate your kind words. Keep me posted on any LOY moves you make.

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    Elana S.
    Reviewed on 11/07/13

    Saya was great. Her Life of Yes was very inspiring!

    From Teacher:

    Thanks Elana! You're too kind.

    Saya was great. Her Life of Yes was very inspiring!

    From Teacher:

    Thanks Elana! You're too kind.

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    Melinda C.
    Reviewed on 10/20/13

    Great class! The instructor is an engaging storyteller and was able to provide practical tips.

    Great class! The instructor is an engaging storyteller and was able to provide practical tips.

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    Jenna P.
    Reviewed on 10/01/13

    This class goes above and beyond any expectations you think it will or can be. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I got out of this class. Saya's unique approach on life is refreshing and her personal story is an inspiration.

    This class goes above and beyond any expectations you think it will or can be. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I got out of this class. Saya's unique approach on life is refreshing and her personal story is an inspiration.

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    Sharon B.
    Reviewed on 09/25/13

    Saya is a wonderful presenter and teacher. Her demeanor and space is so warm and welcoming. I have lots of great resources to help me Design the Life I Want to Live. I would definitely take another class taught by Saya.

    Saya is a wonderful presenter and teacher. Her demeanor and space is so warm and welcoming. I have lots of great resources to help me Design the Life I Want to Live. I would definitely take another class taught by Saya.

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    Stephanie W.
    Reviewed on 09/25/13

    Saya shares information very easily and inspires you to explore areas that you haven't thought of yet. This class is VERY informative. You'll leave energized and ready to take on the world. So happy I came across it.

    Saya shares information very easily and inspires you to explore areas that you haven't thought of yet. This class is VERY informative. You'll leave energized and ready to take on the world. So happy I came across it.

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    Victoria V.
    Reviewed on 08/13/13

    very inspiring start to taking action

    very inspiring start to taking action

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    Sharon S.
    Reviewed on 07/17/13

    The class was motivating and thought provoking. I've decided that my major life change that I've been thinking about (but not knowing what the change would be) is to move to Madrid, Spain! This class was the inspiration that I needed. Thanks Saya for the push and positive thoughts!

    The class was motivating and thought provoking. I've decided that my major life change that I've been thinking about (but not knowing what the change would be) is to move to Madrid, Spain! This class was the inspiration that I needed. Thanks Saya for the push and positive thoughts!

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    Elie C.
    Reviewed on 07/17/13

    Saya, thanks so much for the presentation yesterday. The 'work' part of your space is beautifully arranged and it was quite the pleasure to enjoy it as the sun set and a Chicago summer evening rolled in. The concept of 'curated' events in the right hands sounds really great and I would definitely consider attending in the future. A fun, informative class.

    Saya, thanks so much for the presentation yesterday. The 'work' part of your space is beautifully arranged and it was quite the pleasure to enjoy it as the sun set and a Chicago summer evening rolled in. The concept of 'curated' events in the right hands sounds really great and I would definitely consider attending in the future. A fun, informative class.

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    Lindsey F.
    Reviewed on 05/25/13

    I enjoyed this class immensely! I was greatly inspired and moved multiple times from beginning to end. I was buzzing with so much excitement that I couldn't fall asleep once I got home! Ideas and energy were just flowing through me. Saya is passionate and genuine in helping people live their best lives in a big way.

    I enjoyed this class immensely! I was greatly inspired and moved multiple times from beginning to end. I was buzzing with so much excitement that I couldn't fall asleep once I got home! Ideas and energy were just flowing through me. Saya is passionate and genuine in helping people live their best lives in a big way.

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    Kirk K.
    Reviewed on 05/17/13

    Inspiring stories and good, clear, practical information on how to get started. All provided in a comfortable, supportive atmosphere. Thank you.

    Inspiring stories and good, clear, practical information on how to get started. All provided in a comfortable, supportive atmosphere. Thank you.

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    Katrina W.
    Reviewed on 05/17/13

    I'm glad I went & would recommend the class. However, I feel like it could be developed more so that it focuses on the students finding ways that they can start their lives of yes. I felt like I was hearing more about her life & not so much on how to make it happen for me. I think spending more time discussing the initial obstacles one will face, fears about change/ putting yourself out there & even brainstorming as a group on how to work through those challenges would have left me feeling more satisfied when I left the class. I also wish there would have been time for questions at the end.

    I'm glad I went & would recommend the class. However, I feel like it could be developed more so that it focuses on the students finding ways that they can start their lives of yes. I felt like I was hearing more about her life & not so much on how to make it happen for me. I think spending more time discussing the initial obstacles one will face, fears about change/ putting yourself out there & even brainstorming as a group on how to work through those challenges would have left me feeling more satisfied when I left the class. I also wish there would have been time for questions at the end.

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    Jennifer J.
    Reviewed on 04/17/13

    I enjoyed hearing Saya's story and learning more about her philosophy about living a life of yes. I left with ideas and food for thought. I wish her class was longer! (or more than one session). I look forward to checking out her recommendations and maybe her other offerings. Thanks Saya!

    I enjoyed hearing Saya's story and learning more about her philosophy about living a life of yes. I left with ideas and food for thought. I wish her class was longer! (or more than one session). I look forward to checking out her recommendations and maybe her other offerings. Thanks Saya!

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    John W.
    Reviewed on 04/17/13

    Gave a lot of good and relevant examples from her personal life. Would highly recommend her

    From Teacher:

    Great to have you John, you were an awesome addition to the group.

    Gave a lot of good and relevant examples from her personal life. Would highly recommend her

    From Teacher:

    Great to have you John, you were an awesome addition to the group.

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    Karen E.
    Reviewed on 04/17/13

    Great Class! Highly recommend Life of Yes, you'll leave with nuggets of info to make the most of you!

    From Teacher:

    Thanks Karen! So nice to have met you.

    Great Class! Highly recommend Life of Yes, you'll leave with nuggets of info to make the most of you!

    From Teacher:

    Thanks Karen! So nice to have met you.

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    Christine S.
    Reviewed on 03/26/13

    Saya shared her approach to life and business, which was great to listen to. As an added bonus we also reviewing things to do in Chicago that will challenge us to creating a Life of Yes! Can't wait.

    Saya shared her approach to life and business, which was great to listen to. As an added bonus we also reviewing things to do in Chicago that will challenge us to creating a Life of Yes! Can't wait.

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    Karyn O.
    Reviewed on 03/26/13

    This was an amazing class. It was well organized, extremely thought-provoking and insightful. I know that I will continue to refer to the material provided in the days, weeks and months to come.

    This was an amazing class. It was well organized, extremely thought-provoking and insightful. I know that I will continue to refer to the material provided in the days, weeks and months to come.

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    Elena A.
    Reviewed on 11/13/12

    Saya set a wonderful energy for the class by breaking the ice and helping everyone get comfortable and acquainted. The steps she shared were inspiring. I left feeling uplifted with a renewed vigor and enthusiasm for taking my next steps. A very worthwhile class, recommended for anyone seeking an infusion of wild inspiration.

    From Teacher:

    Elena, so nice to have met you. I really enjoyed what you shared with the class!!

    Saya set a wonderful energy for the class by breaking the ice and helping everyone get comfortable and acquainted. The steps she shared were inspiring. I left feeling uplifted with a renewed vigor and enthusiasm for taking my next steps. A very worthwhile class, recommended for anyone seeking an infusion of wild inspiration.

    From Teacher:

    Elena, so nice to have met you. I really enjoyed what you shared with the class!!

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    Meghan D.
    Reviewed on 11/12/12

    Saya is inspirational! Thanks for sharing your story and helping me work to define what I'm looking for in my Life of Yes!

    From Teacher:

    Thanks Meghan, it was wonderful to have you in class!

    Saya is inspirational! Thanks for sharing your story and helping me work to define what I'm looking for in my Life of Yes!

    From Teacher:

    Thanks Meghan, it was wonderful to have you in class!

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