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I heard from my friend in India today:

Dear Lila,

Million thanks :) I so so appreciate. This is awesome. For the first time in many years, I feel light…I am glad I reached out. 654 more words


The Power of Looking Into Another Person's Eyes

They say the eyes are the window to the soul. Do you believe that?

What would happen if you took time to quietly sit with a friend or loved one and looked deeply into their eyes? 42 more words

At 65, Number 4, Bobby Orr, is still Number 1 - Sports - The Boston Globe

Kevin Keyes barely knew Bobby Orr, the hockey god of his youth, when he pulled into Orr’s driveway on a midsummer day, believing he was welcome.Keyes remembers “jumping out of my skin’’ with excitement as he led his four children to Orr’s door. 79 more words

No, You're Not Imagining It: 3 Ways Racial Microaggressions Sneak into Our Lives — Everyday Feminism

I posted this piece on my Facebook page as well. The truth and civility with which it was written are stunning.  I encourage you to read every word, even when it feels a little uncomfortable, even when you recognize that there might be things that need to change in your paradigm, the worldview you were raised to find acceptable, and/or your own behavior. 77 more words


On empathy, part 2

Because we live in a world where it is so easy to detach, to isolate ourselves from others, we have to work on empathy, that most fundamental of human qualities. 

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Shrimpin Time in Alcatraz

Day one in San Francisco was a blast!!!!!! I can’t believe it’s only been a day because we’ve done so much already.

I mean it’s only day one but we’ve already had something lost (Stephens luggage), people left (#notenoughroomonthebus), almost a fight with a skate border (still don’t know why, but this skateboarder looked like he was about to go at it with one of the guys), someone run into a pole (this doesn’t really need further explanation), and some freshman needing to be talked to about appropriate behavior (I don’t even know what they were doing to need this). 696 more words

"real World"

That in itself is a tremendous thing.

“Why did you do all this for me?’ he asked. ‘I don’t deserve it. I’ve never done anything for you.’ ‘You have been my friend,’ replied Charlotte. 13 more words