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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5 Ways to Find More Connection in Your Community

While at my Global Grubbing dinner last week, I made a comment that implied I didn’t believe Americans were as kind-hearted and giving as some of our international counterparts. After my comment, one of the participants called me out on it, to say that I’m just not getting out there enough then, because there are plenty of good people here in America! First, let me start by ...
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Frankly, I’m actually embarrassed by this…

Consumerism, E
I know I am one of the lucky ones. I have a roof over my head. We’ve got food in our refrigerator (often more than we ever finish eating), and my closet has clothes that rotate with the seasons. That makes me (and likely you) better off than 83% of the WORLD’S POPULATION, a staggering number that we can easily forget about when we have access to so many “things.” But frankly...
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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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A World of Interconnectedness

Have you ever noticed that the more you pay attention to something, the more it expands. From everything to getting a type of car, dog or style of clothes – once you’ve embodied it you then see it everywhere. Or was it always there to begin with? It’s amazing what one can see when they are open their eyes to what it is they want to see. As I’ve turned to the depths of my ...
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