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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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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall...

Apr 20, 2017

We often use the term “mirroring” to describe reflecting someone else's actions or feelings back to them. Mirroring is intended to help us develop empathy for another person - we mirror someone else’s posture or facial...

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Can We Please Stop Saying We're Colorblind?

Apr 18, 2017

(Click here for the FB Live post I did on this topic)

I see a lot of differences in social media posts between my White friends and my Black friends regarding the racial tensions in the United States. Sadly, I'm not surprised. There seems to be...

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Why Does "I'm Right" Mean "You're Wrong"?

Apr 13, 2017

Let’s face it – we live in a very polarized society. All day, we hear scary stories about the spread of disease and how diagnosis is being mishandled. We’re told about tension in our government and accusations of abuse of...

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Learn, unlearn, relearn

Apr 11, 2017

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” – Alvin Toffler

I saw this quote the other day, and I thought, “Boy, does this apply to...

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Forget Political Correctness

Apr 06, 2017

What I teach, people aren't fundamentally good at. We're not taught to understand ourselves and how our personal views were formed, much less how to understand people who are different from us. We develop in our understanding of others through...

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The Top 4 Ways Compassion Helps Organizations

Apr 04, 2017

Compassion is not a fad. It’s proven science. In a previous blog, I discussed how compassion benefits each of us - by improving our health, growing self-awareness, building confidence, learning different perspectives, and increasing empathy....

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3 Questions to Ask About Performance and Bias

Mar 30, 2017

In many of the classes I teach, we spend some time talking about biases. Biases in and of themselves are not bad things – we all have them. It’s part of the human condition. What we do with them, how we react when they come up,...

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