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Three Ways to Counter Observer Effects of Hate and Disconnection

Aug 15, 2018
 

In my last post, I talked about the toll hate and disconnection have on victims and perpetrators. Today, I’d like to take a quick look at how simply observing these events doesn’t protect us from the emotional, physical and mental...

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The Price of Hate and Disconnection

Aug 08, 2018
 

In my over 20 years of diversity & inclusion work, I can’t recall a more divisive and polarized time. We live in a world of social and political turmoil that is impossible to escape. At every turn, it seems like there’s news about...

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The Internet, Empathy, and Cross-Cultural Competence

Jul 04, 2017

I came across an interesting article the other day about how the internet may be killing empathy. The internet has become so embedded in our lives in North America (nearly 80% of the population uses it), that browsing, social networking, and...

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Why The Golden Rule Isn't So Golden?

Jun 08, 2017

My husband was born in the southern United States and raised in a military family. I never have to ask if he’s on the phone with his mother or his father, because it’s obvious. It’s a constant stream of “Yes, sir,”...

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4 Great Ways to Shift Your Perspective in the Heat of a Disagreement

Jun 01, 2017

We all know how easy it is to make one comment to someone - whether it’s in person or on social media - and then find ourselves in a heated argument. We get caught up in trying to convince others that we’re right, and we get offended...

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Diversity Myth #1: Diversity is Only About Non-Majority People

May 30, 2017

Ask any diversity practitioner if they feel understood, and the most likely answer will be that they do not. Everyone has an idea about what diversity is and what it isn't. Of course, we are all entitled to our opinions, but too often, our...

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The Secret to Letting Go

May 25, 2017

Have you ever replayed a situation over and over in your head?

Have you thought, “Oh! I should have said that!”

Or wondered, “Why was that person so mean?”

The thing is, we choose to let situations live on in our heads....

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The Missing Link Between Mistakes and Compassion

May 23, 2017

Let’s be honest. People aren't fundamentally good at understanding other people. We get so caught up in proving that we’re “right” that we don’t often take the time to truly understand viewpoints that are different...

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Authenticity – The Most Enduring Path to Happiness

May 18, 2017

Too often, we go through this world trying to please others, mostly because we want to be liked.


However, in pleasing others, are we being authentic? And even more, does it make us happy?


How do you define authenticity? Do you think you’re...

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What Authenticity Is Not... And Is...

May 16, 2017

Which is more authentic? When someone asks you to do something, do you:

  • Say, “yes,” but don’t do it?
  • Say, “no,” but do it anyway?

The answer?

It depends.


Authenticity is often misunderstood to mean many different...

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