participatory culture

leadership

OF SIN AND TAXES: Sin taxes should also be levied on churches, junk food and guns

OF SIN AND TAXES: Sin taxes should also be levied on churches, junk food and guns

That the U.S. faces a budget crisis almost goes without saying these days. The national debt has swelled to unbelievable proportions,...
November 9, 2016 × 0 comments

leadership

U.S. ELECTION: Bringing awareness into our political winter of disconnect

U.S. ELECTION: Bringing awareness into our political winter of disconnect

Abraham Lincoln once said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” The more alienated we feel from our political leadership...
October 22, 2016 × 0 comments

communication

“BRAIN BOTTLE OPENER” EXERCISE: Write a heartfelt smartphone letter in three minutes

“BRAIN BOTTLE OPENER” EXERCISE: Write a heartfelt smartphone letter in three minutes

The following has been excerpted from Let Me Out: Unlock Your Creative Mind and Bring Your Ideas to Life, through which rock-musician-turned-creativity-consultant...
October 17, 2016 × 0 comments

slow living

SIN OR VIRTUE: A look at laziness from Thich Nhat Hanh’s perspective

SIN OR VIRTUE: A look at laziness from Thich Nhat Hanh’s perspective

The following has been excerpted from spiritual teacher Joseph Emet’s latest book, Finding the Blue Sky, in which he writes...
October 4, 2016 × 0 comments

slow living

SLOW LIVING: 5 lessons I’ve learned about slow living from having a mobility impairment

SLOW LIVING: 5 lessons I’ve learned about slow living from having a mobility impairment

Moving slowly gives me time to enjoy the view Sometimes I wish I could run fast, such as when I’m already late for a meeting or when...
September 26, 2016 × 3 comments

volunteerism

SOCIAL ROLE VALORIZATION: The power of volunteering for people with disabilities

SOCIAL ROLE VALORIZATION: The power of volunteering for people with disabilities

Have you noticed that when you ask young kids what they want to be when they grow up they never say they want to be a volunteer? Why...
September 5, 2016 × 1 comment

communication

OFF TO WORK: Mindfully improve your job-seeking skills

OFF TO WORK: Mindfully improve your job-seeking skills

“Why are employees constantly leaving?” is a common complaint heard by managers. There are few things more disruptive to...
July 25, 2016 × 0 comments

communication

IT’S OK: A stranger is a friend we haven’t yet met

IT’S OK: A stranger is a friend we haven’t yet met

“She’s suffering from depression,” my mother tells me carefully. We’re sitting across from each other and she’s brewing the...
April 27, 2016 × 0 comments

communication

THE POWER OF QUESTIONS: 8 great queries you can use as tools of transformation

THE POWER OF QUESTIONS: 8 great queries you can use as tools of transformation

Yesterday we went out with friends that we haven’t seen for a long time. The night before, I was wondering about all the questions...
April 3, 2016 × 0 comments

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