Who We Can Be

Be Here Now

Oliver Burkeman, author of Four Thousand Weeks, Time Management for Mortals, recently wrote a guest essay for the New York Times titled, “Stop Multitasking, No Really – Just Stop It.” Last year I read Four Thousand Weeks, so I was not surprised by Burkeman’s challenge.…

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Being a Contribution

“Being a Contribution” is one of the twelve practices introduced in The Art of Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander. This book is one of my all-time favorites. I’ve decided I want to reread it every year to maintain the perspectives and the practices they propose. …

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Reconstructionists

“Hope is a discipline!” “Hope is activism!” “Dignity – Democracy – Citizenship” Hearing these words from Peniel E. Joseph, author of The Third Reconstruction, inspired this month’s post. Speaking at the Oregon…

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Brave

The severe shortage of Adderall, a medication used to help manage ADHD, has adversely impacted the lives of thousands of individuals diagnosed with ADHD, both adults and children. This shortage has lasted for many months and no resolution is currently in sight. The reasons for this shortage are…

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Witnesses to Moral Beauty

Last month’s post introduced the concept of Awe as defined by Dacher Keltner, professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, the founding director of the Greater Good Science Center, host of the podcast The Science of Happiness, and author of Awe: The New Science of…

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Seekers of Awe

Awe – moments when we have a sense of wonder, an experience of mystery, that transcends our understanding. These are common experiences in human life globally. They are measurably health-giving and immunity boosting. They bring us together with others, again and again. Those are the…

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