participatory culture

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 × 2 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 × 0 comments

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

alternative education

THE MICRODEGREE DISRUPTOR: MOOCs And Microdegrees Are Leveling The Employment Field

THE MICRODEGREE DISRUPTOR: MOOCs And Microdegrees Are Leveling The Employment Field

For decades, it was commonly understood that in order to get some of the best jobs, you had to have, at minimum, a four-year college...
March 9, 2016 × 2 comments

leadership

SERVANT LEADERSHIP: Mindfulness and awareness in the workplace creates resonance and fulfillment

SERVANT LEADERSHIP: Mindfulness and awareness in the workplace creates resonance and fulfillment

Two of the most courageous elements missing from most business environments is the combination of vulnerability and mindfulness—at...
February 24, 2016 × 2 comments

peacemaking

FOCUS ON CONNECTION: How to heal the seeds of terrorism

FOCUS ON CONNECTION: How to heal the seeds of terrorism

Terrorism begins with people who feel a profound sense of anger, hurt, loss and isolation (a lone shooter; individuals who are lured...
December 30, 2015 × 1 comment

communication

WELL THIS IS AWKWARD: How to deal with racist relatives

WELL THIS IS AWKWARD: How to deal with racist relatives

It’s game time for people who care about social justice issues. For most of the year we can work on being better activists and allies...
December 6, 2015 × 1 comment