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Dancing for Kindness

As you may know, dance has played an important part in my life. There’s something transcendent about the union of body, mind and spirit that happens through dance. Whether its the sweet progression of a Viennese Waltz by Strauss or pounding beats of a Samba or New York Hustle, the movement, in synchronization with yourself […]

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They’re My Cousin

In early July 2014, I was sitting in the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, excitedly awaiting the first keynote of one of my favorite conferences during the year, WDS. This year, A.J. Jacobs, known for pouring his everything into his life experiments and writings was the opening keynote. During his career he has done many things, […]

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Remembering Fred Rogers

From the blinking yellow street light, to the picture frame that simply held the word “Hi”, so many of my early days were blessed by the kind wisdom of the sweater-changing man who always said he’d always wanted to have a neighbor just like me. Fred Rogers (1928-2003) was something very special. Whereas TV tends […]

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Little Actions

The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts. ~ John Locke ~ When we discuss Chaos Theory (whether we understand or don’t), we inevitably start with they idea of the Butterfly Effect, where small changes at the outset of a system can have profound effects on the outcome. Now, I’m not so […]

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Accept Me, Please

Recently, our neighborhood experienced a great tragedy. A beautiful, young teenage girl committed suicide. I don’t know the reasons why, but the inevitable question that was first expressed by many was, “Was she bullied?” Bullying is an epidemic here in our nation. In one study, roughly 49% of children grades 4–12 reported being bullied at […]

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Superhero

This morning I had a very special experience… I went to the funeral of a child. Admittedly, this generally this does not rank very high on the list of things I want to do on a beautiful Saturday morning. Funerals are emotional times, especially when the deceased is a young child, whose short life, still […]

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Kindness and Consequence

I just wanted to share a quick Christmas Eve reminder of the importance of kindness in our world. Orly Wahba is the founder of Life Vest Inside, a non-profit with the mission to “To EMPOWER and UNITE the world with KINDNESS”.

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Projecting Rejection

As a human, each of us are currently existing not only within a single point in time, but also in a perceived past and a projected future. Our own individual understanding of these three times is colored by the “glasses” each of us wears, constructed by our own hands through our thoughts and experiences. Today, […]

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Happiness Matters

Someday, when asked that simple question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”, I hope the child answers with a single word: happy. This simple, unconventional answer may cause the “adult” inside to question if this means the child is currently unhappy, but that would be missing the point. The child is […]

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Here Doing Good

As one lays down own’s head each night, there’s an important question to ask: “Have I done any good in the world today?” There are many people in the world who are doing good things, but are we, individually, doing good things in our own spheres of influence? Often these are small acts of kindness, […]

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