Peace and Self-realization

Walking through the Northwestern University campus yesterday, I came across a Buddha head from the Ten Thousand Ripples project.

“the emerging Buddha image [is] a symbol of [the] search for peace and self-realization. The image of the Buddha growing out of the earth represents … the spiritual growth that we all struggle to achieve as we travel life’s path.”

Author: Natalie Hanson

I am an anthropologist and user experience (UX) executive. I lead a team that works in the healthcare space on both licensable software and custom client solutions. As an anthropologist, my research has focused on work practices and work environments. I have a special interest in how institutions respond to macro-economic, industry, and regional trends, and how the resulting organizational changes affect the lives of employees. You can learn more about me at

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