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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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5 Steps to Finding Compassion in Difficult Times

May 09, 2017

There has been a lot of angst in recent months in the United States. Many people are revolving through many different emotions, ranging from extreme anger to extreme joy. There are a few things we need to consider with all of the turmoil going...

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Top 5 Benefits of Compassionate Diversity®

May 04, 2017

The ultimate goal of Compassionate Diversity® is to understand and help others. It’s an active process through which we build skills and knowledge to understand what kind of help is wanted, rather than assuming what is needed.


But...

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Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign

May 02, 2017

Being a one-woman show is challenging, but I love it. I've decided this week to relinquish my blog writing responsibilities to my brother, Jeff Howard. Below are his thoughts around inclusion. If you're interested, he writes weekly on various...

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The Bridge to Better Understanding

Apr 27, 2017

The further we go on this trek of Compassionate Diversity®, the more we realize that there’s not just one way of seeing the world. In fact, there are about 7 billion ways of seeing the world.


In order to understand others better, we have...

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Stereotypical lines of questioning – Creating connection or separation?

Apr 25, 2017

I was recently out with some friends at a local business owned by Asian Americans. In an attempt to be cross-cultural, my friend Anne* said, “Thank you,” in Japanese. Joe*, who also knows Japanese, said, “They’re Chinese,...

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