What All of Humanity Wants

It's hard to believe that it's been two years since we were on the streets of Bangkok where we walked through Chinatown. It was here that a Thai woman who I spoke with said to me, "What all the world wants is peace." I agree with the wise woman I met that day. Peace is what everybody wants. As soon as the words left her lips, I knew it was a moment I'd remember forever. Here...
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Sitting in the Seat of Judgment

I was sitting in my first class seat coming back from travels in Sioux Falls. I had the pleasure of getting upgraded due to my recent status on the airline. I've walked past the first class passengers many times, sometimes questioning and curious "who these people were" sitting up here--where the service is constant and the bathroom is private! I sat down in my seat of 1D, w...
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8 Ways to Create Connection

We all crave and desire to be connected to our fellow human beings, but what does it take to really feel that connection?  Here's a list of several ways you can increase your connection to others. Be open and willing to share about yourself and your life.  Be a trusting person and friend. Stay true to your commitments, honor your word, and follow through with your prom...
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Our Perspective on Life… is What Defines Who We Are.

How's the View From Where You Are Standing?  Perspective is such a fascinating thing. It's what defines who we are, what we believe, what we fight for, and ultimately what pushes our buttons--and even how we serve and make a difference. Ironically though, it doesn't take much for our perspective on life to be influenced, by our friends, the media, our industry, our ne...
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Despite What the Media Tells You.. Most People are Good People

After hearing about what happened in Boston and seeing many responses such as "What's wrong with people!?" or "What's wrong with this world?" or "What's this world coming to?" I couldn't help but post: Remember, most people in the world are good people. Don't let a few bad ones ruin your views on humanity. It is so easy to buy into the belief that there are MANY bad people...
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How to Be More Compassionate

“It is lack of love for ourselves that inhibits our compassion toward others. If we make friends with ourselves, then there is no obstacle to opening our hearts and minds to others.” - Unknown Compassion is a skill that is both learnable and teachable. And while some people are born with an amazing sense of compassion, others learn to cultivate it over time. More than anyth...
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The World is Full of Good People

Thursday morning we woke to a few inches of snow in Denver. I had to catch a flight at 10am to for a team building event in Somerset, NJ on Friday afternoon. As I was heading out the door, my colleague called me and told me her car had broken down on the way to the airport. She needed me to back track and pick her up. I hopped in the car as fast as I could, but traffic was mo...
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What the People of the World Really Want

It was day one of our Thailand trip. We'd walked several miles scouring through the streets of Bangkok, immersed in pungent smells of the street vendors and pollution, languages from around the world and temples. We finally began to slow our pace down and as we were heading back to the ferry on the river, we stopped in Chinatown for a fried banana snack. As I ordered from the ...
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Only YOU Can Change the World

“I always wondered why somebody doesn’t do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody.” - Lily Tomlin When we look at violent acts or senseless tragedy, we often question why they took place. What the cause was? Or, how could it have been prevented? While we never really know the reasons behind such acts, we can look at what contributes to something like this hap...
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Teaching Kids about Compassion and Empathy

When I was finishing my graduate studies in psychology, one piece of raising children stuck out to me – that of teaching empathy. Science now shows that children are born with empathy. It’s the reason they begin to cry when another baby or child cries. This is truly their (our) natural state. However, we get culturally conditioned out of being empathetic. Q: What can you do t...
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