A Taxicab Confession about Real Love

May 10th, 2014|

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 […]

Emotional Intelligence 101

September 12th, 2013|

A little understanding of brain science can go a long way to improve our interpersonal effectiveness in multiple aspects of our life. While our IQ – or intelligence quotient – is pretty well set by the time we are adults, our EQ – or emotional quotient – can change over time.  EQ is the measure of emotional intelligence, and scores of books have been written on this subject by experts in the field like Daniel […]

What is Compassionate Love?

March 29th, 2013|

When you think about who you love in your life, who comes to mind? Your family and friends? Your pets? Maybe even your colleagues? Do you think of your neighbors or people you pass on the street or in the market? How about your enemies? Usually, we reserve our love for the people we are closest to or who help ensure our survival and quality of life. But we are being called to expand our […]