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The Empathetic Civilization

The Empathetic Civilization The topic of economics is always on my mind. It’s what makes the world go round. Each country has its own economic agreement. Developed nations all utilize some form of Capitalism. The US has its own brand of “American Capitalism” that sets it apart from other developed nations. About 60 years ago, we left…

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Tune in to the Goodness

Tune in to the Goodness I’m very deliberate about not hovering over our kids or trying to control them. Rather, I want to give them the space to manifest the ineffable song that plays in their hearts. I’ve resolved that “parents” are what we call the “chief influencers in our early development”. So my efforts go…

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Faith & Patience

Faith & Patience Recently I wrote about my 2017 New Years Intention to become more patient. Obviously, that’s an ongoing process, and now I’m working into some deeper elements. Ultimately, I’ve come to the conclusion that patience not only requires one to have faith, it also implies that you have faith that what you want or…

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The Gift of Attention

The Gift of Attention As a child, I was diagnosed with ADD and Dyslexia. That’s a bummer of a combo. But I’ve spent my life training myself to focus my attention, create habits of concentration, and to develop my own process for reading. The mind is a space full of rooms. Rooms like Happiness, Anger, Stress,…

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Women’s March

Women’s March Last year my family joined the Women’s March. I believe our only path to sustainable peace, equality, and stability is to foster a society where women and girls have just as much access and opportunity to be in positions of leadership as men and boys. I spent 5 years living in Rwanda, petitioning for gender equality…

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The Gift of Mindfulness

The Gift of Mindfulness Awareness and focus are the natural results of deliberately training your subconscious through the practice of mindfulness. They rarely come to us by chance. 90% of our thoughts and actions throughout the day happen subconsciously, as habits of our mind. If you want to transform your life, you have to transform your…

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Shine So Bright

Shine So Bright Back in 2011, I wrote a short blog about called Sweet Discipline. Self-discipline has always been a source of joy rather than pain in my life. Discipline has afforded me healthier relationships, excellent physical health, and meaningful work. I’ve long been attracted to the concept of being a monk or priest because I’m drawn…

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DANDAPANI

DANDAPANI Dandapani is a Hindu monk. He lived at a cloistered monastery in Hawaii for over a decade. Now he travels the world teaching, coaching Fortune 500 exects, doing TED talks and generally continuing his journey as a Saivite Hindu priest. I recently learned of Dandapani when I saw a video on YouTube from Wired for Wonder where he gave his Energy Alchemist talk.…

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The Ineffable God

The Ineffable God I’m very deliberate about not hovering over our kids or trying to control them. Rather, I want to give them the space to manifest the ineffable song that plays in their hearts. I’ve resolved that “parents” are what we call the “chief influencers in our early development”. So my efforts go towards “just…

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Transcending the Threat of Trump’s Cabinet

I understand why people are reluctant to talk about politics, especially in the current political atmosphere. It so often fuels negativity, anger and conflict. I believe that is largely due to the nature of our President-Elect. When we speak of someone like Gandhi or Mother Teresa, emotions of peace, love, empathy and benevolence are evoked.…

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