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
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Simple acts of kindness elevate your own spirit and that of others — here are 4 to try without ever leaving your home ________________________________ It's not that difficult to be kind and put others’ needs and wants before our own. We just get wound up in the story of our ego … [Read more...] about 4 Simple Acts of Kindness You Can Do From Home
Tantra — the path of the heart — provides a spiritual and energetic exploration of emotions post election _________________________________ The recent US election opened me to the path of the heart. Let me explain. I've been a spiritual seeker for several decades, having delved … [Read more...] about How the Election Expanded My Heart and Spiritual Practice
How do we move beyond divisiveness, find our common humanness and listen without judgment in the current climate of 'us vs. them'? ______________________________ So here we are, post presidential election, November 2016. Half of our country is celebrating the results, the other … [Read more...] about Community Co-Listening: Can We Listen Without Judgment?
Practicing self-generosity is a critical component of self-care, which also gives us an opportunity to serve others _______________________________ It had been over eleven years since I last changed diapers, but after two children, I knew I had enough practice to change my … [Read more...] about Learning to Ask for Help and 5 Practices of Self-Generosity
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?
Diversity and Inclusion programs have become part of many corporate HR practices in recent years — but have they worked for women? ___________________________________ Why haven't Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) programs delivered the promise during the last decades? To … [Read more...] about Diversity And Inclusion | The Dilemma Of The Promise
5 simple-but-transformative tools to protect yourself and thrive in business environments that often lack compassion _________________________ We all remember the golden rule – treat others as we would like to be treated. But in business there isn’t always that same level of … [Read more...] about 5 Practices That Can Change Your Work Life
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
The world has to offer today's youth something better. –President Barack Obama Whether you are considering the recent events in America’s cities, or those across the globe in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, young people’s voices are crying out to be heard. A youth … [Read more...] about Youth Leadership | 4 Reasons We Need Youth as the Leaders of Today