Inner Courage Instead of Thick Skin

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I have a client working with someone who is making his job very difficult. My client’s team is located around the world, so he has to manage them remotely. Not easy. As he’s talking about this particular individual he says, “I just have to get tougher-skin to handle this person and focus on getting past […]

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Mojo Monday 1: Stretch Like a Dog

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  The Underutilized Stretch We read daily the importance of stretching before and after exercise. We watch animals, our pets in particular, stretch throughout the day that seems also to be code for everything from scratch my belly to I want to play. But we humans make minimal use of this super satisfying movement. Why […]

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Alonzo King on Identification

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Some say politics – conservatism, liberalism, ism’s of all kinds – is the problem. Others say its religion – too much, or not having enough – is the problem. Most agree that those who disagree, who are different (not just in terms of race, culture, creed, but also ideology) – with me, with you, with […]

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The Potential in a Single Encounter

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What if we see one another instead of label What if we listen instead of get annoyed What if we communicate instead of complain What if we wait instead of rush What if we share instead of take What if we encounter Instead of

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Rwandan Genocide Remembered – 22 Years Later

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The following post is from something I wrote in 2012. Though dated, it’s still apropo for reflection today. Eighteen years ago this month, the Hutu genocide against the Tutsis began in Rwanda. In just 3 months nearly 1 million elders, adults, children and infants were brutally slaughtered. Earlier this month leaders gathered at the United […]

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Finding Meaning in Tragedy

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My story starts a bit over two years ago when I reinserted/forced myself (with the support of a dear friend) into my dad’s life. After several decades of failed attempts and disappointing encounters, I had almost given up. This time would be different. After showing up at his doorstep, he let me in. We visited […]

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