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What if we really see?

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Holidays and emotionally driven elections can add stress and even threaten to tip our tiny vessel into their unpredictably choppy seas. Such charged events also open new possibilities to heal the humanity within each of us, beyond campaign wrangling, in spite of family feuds and past national regrets. Luckily our… Read more »

Welcome into a Wellspring of New Ventures

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Feel anxious or down? Stress defaults us to discouragement, fear or regrets, until you begin to see your world as hopeless. In contrast, curiosity opens new choices for mental and emotional growth, along a wellspring of new ventures. Make a game of looking at a pesky rut you face, and… Read more »

A Brain on Encouragement

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Social media may increase our access into bitter communications that harbor coarseness and cruelty, but human brains still crave kindness and care if people and innovative ideas are to flourish. It may mean we have to curb that hate speech, call out bullying or propose tolerance because we face increasing… Read more »

Crave Kindness?

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“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”  (Mark Twain) What if we made a conscious effort to rewire our nation for more kindness in the coming year? Norman Doidge warns that the US has wired its entire nation for guns and pornography so… Read more »

Activate the Brain’s Compassion for Fun and Inspiration

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What will you do for COMPASSION and it’s handmaiden FUN this week? How might you spawn an interactive CARE and KINDNESS today? Will your week look more like the pig or the dog in this video? I started a KINDNESS project with my grandchildren and an interactive brain based COMPASSION… Read more »

Why Model the Art of Kindness and Teach the Rigor of Mindfulness?

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Ever wonder why a kind gesture leaves you laughing more? Hoping more? Learning more? Yet, did you know teachers and parents value grades and competition over kindness and caring support? Or do you question why feeling cared for steps you delightfully toward a magic carpet that carries you past disinterest… Read more »

Why Avoid Advice to Teens?

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What’s good for one teen is rarely good for another. Teens long to be valued for who they are as individuals.Teen talents are often hidden and unused in high school. What do the above three statements share in common? Advice is rarely the best way to engage, inspire or energize… Read more »

Teach Empathy to Teens or Face Fallout in Leaders

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Lack of empathy in high school lessons, ensures a lack of emotional capability in adult leaders. This lack shows up in a leader’s inability to learn from,  collaborate with, or care for those who differ. Have you seen this emotional disability in your leaders? Since empathy is a central component… Read more »

Why We Give Valentines to the Wrong People

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It’s a thing we rarely admit, we go to extremes to avoid, and then we fall into the same pattern again. You’ve likely seen it too. We give Valentines to the wrong people. In part, this happens because we lack confidence it takes to let others in to be cared… Read more »

How Can We Find Calm in the Midst of Conflicts?

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Disagree with a Healthy Dose of Goodwill for Those who Differ It happened just as I was about to introduce our discussion topic. So moved by what I observed in the crowd, I tossed my notes and invited the group to share why they huddled around a peer. Why were… Read more »