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Racism: How white Americans can help

I found Jesse William’s acceptance speech at the 2016 BET Awards moving, authentic and inspirational and I appreciate that it is bringing a race discussion to the forefront in our country yet again. And I’m white. I wrote about my […]

Racism: How white Americans can help

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I found Jesse William’s acceptance speech at the 2016 BET Awards moving, authentic and inspirational and I appreciate that it is bringing a race discussion to the forefront in our country yet again. And I’m white. I wrote about my […]

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Another Letter About the Stanford Rape Case

Dear America, I have been watching the growing response to the Stanford rape case over the last week. I think you would have to be living in a cave (without

Master’s Tools: Let’s do something different

There was a recent news story that exemplifies a problem we currently have in this country, how to support each other when we have different beliefs. The story involved

Bathroom Issues: A shared reality

We are presently seeing a cultural reaction to transgender people and what bathroom they can use. There is a good synopsis of the history of this problem here. In

Seductiveness of Reactivity: Why Yelling at My Boss Feels Good

Friday was a crazy day at work. The most involved, complicated children seemed to be on my schedule. I seemed to be getting more behind as the day went

Self-Empathy: It’s 3AM and I’m awake

I think all of us have had the experience of waking in the middle of the night and thinking of things that prevent us from going back to sleep.

Brussels: When is death fair?

“It’s not fair.” That was a recent tweet from the brother of a couple that was killed in the Brussels attack. “The world lost two amazing people today. It’s

Enemy images: Ridding ourselves of the negativity

Although we all have enemy images, this political season seems to be stimulating even more. What is an enemy image? Enemy images are thoughts that turn people into things

Divorce: Grief and self-connection

Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, the founder of non-violent communication, describes the need to contribute as one of our strongest needs. I think the need to connect, both with others and with

Peace and responsibility

I’ve been enjoying a growing peace in myself. It has to do with understanding that everyone is on the path they are to be on. If I can trust

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