A provocative dive into the body politic in search of meaningful change and results, requiring the active participation of us all — How many politicians do you know who are actively committed to their own personal growth? How many do yoga, meditate or … [Read more...] about Politics: Palliative Care for a Curable Disease?
Community & Humanity
Once locked away in a prison cell for 25 years — one extraordinary man discovers how to heal his own pain through the service of others — Usually, people think that I’m a strong, happy person…but behind my smiles they just don’t know how much I’m in pain and almost … [Read more...] about Give Me Your Pain: One Man’s Quest to Bear the Pain of Others’ and Heal His Own
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 I’ve said a thousand times before. … [Read more...] about What Are You Really Crying About?
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 beyond us. And so, in the midst … [Read more...] about Living What Matters: Reflections, Prose and 52 Prompts for Self-Inquiry
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, trapped and unsure about the … [Read more...] about Dancing with Life in a Time of Global Challenge
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 that was both a conscious and an … [Read more...] about At War…With Myself: A Soldier’s Story of Spiritual Survival
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 Tippett In an age of … [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
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 remember it because it was … [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