Diversity Tag

Here's how the ticking time bomb of the tick is happening in real time, followed by the low-hanging fruit of a few habit changes that can make a collective difference. Millions of us are eating traditional hamburgers, which come from beef. Beef comes from cattle. The...

One of my top strengths is also one of my core weaknesses. I'll elaborate in a moment, but consider whether this statement is generally true for you as well, whatever your strengths happen to be. The personal strength I'm referring to is labeled as "Input" by...

I help creative professionals seeking career happiness amid technological disruption. I'm one of those professionals, so we're on this journey together. And it’s a collaborative journey aided by the cultivation of an elusive superpower: clarity. My work is a confluence of writing, coaching, and consulting, rooted...

Don Henley, in his 1989 song, "The Heart of the Matter," offers, "The more I know, the less I understand." Complementary, Yuval Noah Harari, in his 2018 book 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, asserts that what we need the most right now is not...

During the past few months I've devoured several books on the Enneagram, an ancient spiritual road map that helps a person grow lighter and gain clarity once they've owned their lingering darkness and confusion. As I've read, I've captured dozens of pages of insights in my...

Mindfulness Meditation is not only the seventh path of the Noble Eight-fold Path, but is the core energy that puts the Buddha's teaching into action. It involves deliberate efforts to become more fully present to what’s happening right now, through: Pausing (before we have a negative reaction...

Our habits of thinking and acting like we are permanent, distinct selves, cause us to be ignorant or unaware of our true nature. And, therefore, we suffer because we crave, avoid, and have aversions.  The Buddha recognized these realities and taught the Four Noble Truths and...

Our true nature is pure awareness, also known as nirvana, enlightenment, God, etc.; and is characterized by unlimited love, joy, peace, compassion, and equanimity.  Our existence as human beings is a conditional, physical manifestation of this awareness. This manifestation, like the manifestation of all things that...

A collective lack of empathy and critical thinking is tearing our country at the seams. We can and must do better. Empathy and critical thinking reinforce and strengthen one another. The lack of either undermines the other as well. Empathy is the ability to recognize the emotions...

I love to read books, and if you're here you probably do as well. I find that most voracious readers enjoy getting recommendations from other readers. I'm asked quite often about my favorite books, and so I thought it would be helpful to list them all...