I Still Believe in the Power of Community

It’s been four years since I published my book, Connected. On this anniversary month, I wanted to reflect on where I’ve been over the last four years and what my beliefs are now regarding this book and its topic. I’ve wanted to write this blog for over a week now… and then the senseless tragedy in Orlando took place. Orlando is my hometown. I spent my first 30 years of life ...
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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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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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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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Practice Compassion

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” ― Dalai Lama XIV My thoughts have been consumed with love and compassion as of late. It’s not to say that all I am thinking are loving and compassionate thoughts, but rather I am living in a place of questioning “How can I live in a state of constant love and compassion?” In yoga, ther...
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