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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An Ethiopian Adventure Starting in the Middle of City Park

This post was written by my friend and fellow global citizen and diversity-lover, Erin Daly. I'm excited to share her story here on the blog.  It was your normal, average summer morning at City Park in Denver. I was scheduled to meet a friend, Ashley, and her daughter, so our girls could play together while we caught up with what was happening in our lives. It was a quiet...
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The Ultimate Loss Within Our Communities

Today is the 32nd anniversary of my father’s suicide. I was exactly one month away from turning five, my younger brother only two, and my sister almost eight. Even thirty years later, it’s hard to know exactly why my father chose to leave this planet and his life, but he did. Suicide is the ultimate loss within our communities, because it’s a cry for help heard too late. We i...
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The Battle of Technology vs. Connectedness

There are so many ways in which we can feel connected. Yet, how many of us have battled with feeling alone, disconnected, and disengaged from the rest of life? In our recent times, we are charged with understanding how connection works with technology. In this time of transition, we are exploring what works and what doesn't in how we interact online and maintain a sense of tru...
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Recipe for Being a Good…

I had a vivid dream last night. One where I was a juror and had to decide who was guilty between two people. Both looked exactly alike. But, locked in a room with the othe jurors and access to the two under trial we could begin to see who wasn’t the good person there. I then began to make a judgment based on that person’s actions at the time, regardless of whether they committe...
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