Meditation Tag

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...

Writers are influenced and shaped by the literature of other writers. And while the books of one's youth and young adulthood are most prominent in this formation process, writers continue to grow and evolve across a lifetime as they discover additional literature. These are the...

My favorite female writers span several genres, and each woman has distinguished herself as a master of her craft. If the ones who are still living got together to form their own literature faculty, the school would be without rival: Toni Morrison, author of...

As you ponder your obligatory 2019 "New Year Resolutions," consider a helpful alternative from Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Work Week. In his latest newsletter, Ferriss advises readers to  embrace a “past year review," or "PYR," instead, which he asserts is "more informed, valuable,...

Liberal, open-minded men: In order to make significant, lasting change for women's rights and opportunities, we need a massive blue wave of voting across 2020, culminating in the general election. Maybe you're asking questions such as "Where do I start?" and "How can I make a...

The 2020 Election presents two clear-cut options: return to the regressive legislation and policies of the Republican House, or build upon this year's blue wave that put the U.S. House of Representatives back in the hands of the Democrats. This is not a time for complacency....

The 2020 Election presents two clear-cut options: continue the regressive legislation and policies of Republican-led state legislatures, or make a seismic shift toward a more progressive, inclusive America. In 2020, six GOP governors are up for reelection and one is retiring, which is an incredible...

The 2020 Election presents two clear-cut options: continue the regressive legislation, policies, and judicial appointments of the Trump administration and Republican U.S. Senate, or make a seismic shift toward a more progressive, inclusive America. The U.S. Senate races will feature 32 incumbents up for re-election,...

Liberal, open-minded men: Have you given much thought to what "patriarchy" truly means? Do you realize how much it's benefited us while hindering so many women's quality of life? My first job out of college was at Walt Disney World. I remember a meeting during which...