Photograph by Raphiell Alfaridzy What’s happening beneath the tears we cry? Whether they are tears of joy or sorrow — they connect us to pieces and even forgotten parts of ourselves. — “I love to cry — as long as it’s not about my life.” It was a simple statement, a line … [Read more...] about What Are You Really Crying About?
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Photograph by Casey Horner Personal musings and an excerpt from Mark Nepo’s latest book guide us through darkness and life’s messiness — to emerge with meaning and connection — Since books arrive like children, after months of labor, the timing of their arrival is well … [Read more...] about Living What Matters: Reflections, Prose and 52 Prompts for Self-Inquiry
Photograph by Jake Colling Times of disruption can provide opportunities that serve us — allowing us to transform challenge into meaningful new choices — As we move more deeply into this time of global quarantine, many people are feeling out of control, frustrated, … [Read more...] about Dancing with Life in a Time of Global Challenge
Photograph courtesy of Stacy Bare A soldier discovers his true mission and the power of nature as he heals deep psychic wounds inflicted by war — and the survivor’s guilt that followed — I never thought I would live this long. This past Veterans Day, I realized … [Read more...] about At War…With Myself: A Soldier’s Story of Spiritual Survival
Photograph by Jon Tyson Question Bridge White Women, a social experiment, seeks to bridge the gap between the diversity of thought in one demographic, white women — and to initiate honest civil discourse — A question is a powerful thing, a mighty use of words.~ Krista … [Read more...] about Building Bridges of Understanding One Question (and Answer) at a Time
After being contacted regarding a #MeToo article, a former fashion model revisits her own story and finds inspiration to shift the bigger picture narrative ______ I don’t talk a lot (if ever) about my former modeling career. It feels as if it’s a distant and closed chapter, … [Read more...] about From #MeToo to #WhatNow: A Former Fashion Model Puts The ‘Self’ Back In Self-Empowerment
Photograph by Robert Hickerson Inspired by those locked away and too often forgotten, one woman shines light on incarcerated men through education, poetry and hope — I remember the first time I shut the classroom door behind me in a maximum-security men’s prison. I don’t … [Read more...] about Writing From The Inside Out: Incarceration Through The Lens Of Humanity
Living with a genetic disability inspires a lifetime of service — and overcoming biases __________________________________ On a flight to Los Angeles, I cannot concentrate on the important UNICEF speech on the global refugee crisis that I should be writing to be presented at … [Read more...] about Wake Up, Smarten Up, Rise Up | How a Genetic Disability Inspired a Life of Service
A Conversation with Nancy Pelosi about what it will really take to make a woman president _______________________________ Four years ago, when I first began writing my book, What Will It Take to Make a Woman President? Conversations About Women, Leadership & Power, there were … [Read more...] about Nancy Pelosi: What Will It Take to Make a Woman President?
Nadia Lopez transforms her life — and that of a struggling neighborhood — through the school she founded ____________________________ Mott Hall Bridges Academy in Brownsville, Brooklyn was born from the journey of my self-discovery and desire to create a learning institution … [Read more...] about When One Door Closes | The Lopez Effect: Transforming Self & Community
Got hug? Could you imagine waiting 11 hours to receive one? Until you have experienced being in the presence of Amma’s energy, it is difficult to describe. Amma is not about religion. As she says, “my religion is love.” In whatever we practice, she simply asks that we go deeper … [Read more...] about Amma | The Hugging Saint
Have spray paint, will make the world a more magical place. In Pursuit of Magic: two female street artists on a crusade to elevate consciousness and amplify meaning in the world. Have you ever randomly come across a message on a sidewalk or park bench spoke directly to you and … [Read more...] about In Pursuit Of Magic