After a lifetime of seeking meaning and conscious connection, I know my home is in my heart ________________________________ If I look back at the trajectory of my path, I can see how my steps led me to where I am today. I am approaching a milestone in my life. I will turn … [Read more...] about What We Seek | A Lifelong Journey Uncovers a Basic Truth
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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 … [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 … [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, … [Read more...] about Nancy Pelosi: What Will It Take to Make a Woman President?
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 … [Read more...] about When One Door Closes | The Lopez Effect: Transforming Self & Community
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
Breathing Room | The Hillsborough Tragedy April 15th 1989 ended the lives of 96 people at a stadium in the UK; it also irreversibly influenced the lives of thousands, including me. I was at the semifinal of the FA Cup, a huge football (soccer) match in England. A series … [Read more...] about Breathing Room | The Hillsborough Tragedy
Reflecting on the joys of inspiring youth, schoolteacher Rebekah Stoll realizes that her students have equally inspired her ________________________ Twenty students gathered around five working kitchens, aprons in place, recipes set before them with excitement in the … [Read more...] about Inspiring Youth | Who’s Teaching Whom?
The WWII ambulance drivers who went on to found the AFS, paving the way for foreign exchange programs everywhere It all begins somewhere. Some spark of divinity arrives even if you didn’t realize you were searching for it. I have always been a seeker - always a … [Read more...] about The Drivers