I’m grateful to have spent some time tonight watching a video of Brené Brown speaking about the events in Charlottesville, VA, and I’d like to offer a few thoughts. If you’re familiar with my website and Facebook page, you probably know that I haven’t been very shy about expressing my deep concerns about acts of violence and hate, or my strong advocacy for love and compassion. You may also know that I’ve written and spoken [...]
2016 Presidential Campaign Got You Feeling Angry or Stressed Out? Three ways mindfulness can bring you calm, clarity, and true empowerment.
In recent weeks, I’ve found myself feeling increasingly frustrated – and even angry – with many aspects of this year’s presidential campaign, particularly as I’ve watched the news, speeches, debates and rallies, contemplated the implications of the poll numbers, and read dozens (or probably hundreds, I’ve lost count) of politically-charged Facebook and Twitter posts. I’ve also been feeling a bit powerless—questioning what I can really do to make a difference in this political race to [...]
As I've been traveling a bit more frequently in the last couple of years, I've set an intention to engage any taxicab driver I ride with in a conversation of meaning. As many of the taxi drivers I meet are originally from another country, it's a perfect opportunity for me to deepen my knowledge of another part of the world and, often, hear someone else's story and passions - one of my favorite things to [...]