Who We Can Be

We Can Choose Our Stories Well

“If we think we can’t, or if we think we can, we are right!” The January 22, 2024 issue of TIME features people with ideas. The quotation above was cited by two of these people with ideas. Tom Rivett-Carnac, an environmental strategist and podcaster, and…

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Global Citizens

“Peace is not merely the absence of conflict. It’s a state of harmony, understanding, and cooperation. Peace is not passive. It requires active engagement and dialogue. It’s about respecting diversity and seeking nonviolent solutions to conflict. Peace is not achieved overnight. It requires patience, empathy, and willingness to listen to different perspectives.…

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Who Can We Be as We Look Toward 2024?

Despite the many challenges we continue to face – wars in Ukraine and Gaza, our warming planet, the public health crisis of gun violence, and attacks that threaten to undermine our democracy – I still believe in hope! Hope in Who We Can Be! Rereading one of my favorite…

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“Champions of Nuance and Empathy”

On September 21, I received a thank you note in honor of the International Day of Peace. This note was from a member of the American Friends of the Parents Circle, a Families Forum of Palestinian and Israeli Bereaved Families for Peace*. I had begun monthly donations…

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Growth Mindset

How can embracing a growth mindset help us pursue the vision of a world that “tilts toward freedom, toward peace, toward an international community capable of rising to the challenges of its time?” That vision was articulated by Secretary of State Antony Blinken in his speech at the Johns Hopkins School of…

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Two Mindsets

Carol Dweck, Ph.D. explored the concept of mindset in her powerful 2006 book, Mindset, The New Psychology of Success. Alia Crum, Ph.D., one of Dweck’s colleagues at Stanford, defines mindset as “a mental frame or lens that selectively organizes and encodes information.” I recently…

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