“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love.”
— Nelson Mandela
Every person can consciouusly choose to strive for deeper racial understanding and healing through truth and reconciliation. No matter where you come from or how you were raised, as a human being you have the capacity within yourself to make a choice. You can choose to do nothing and let racism go uncontested and flourish or choose to do…
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“Intuition enlightens and so links up with pure thought. They together become an intelligence which is not simply of the brain, which does not calculate, but feels and thinks.”—Piet Mondrian
As society becomes more evolved, there is a greater emphasis placed on processes, habits, logic, and mental toughness. Modern society can also feel a little empty and meaningless, too.
We’ve been ignoring our intuition in order to fit in. We choose comfort over pursuing our purpose. We choose a life that we think will impress others rather than living a life we find fulfilling.
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If you want bigger muscles, you must train them. If you want to have a great memory, you have to train it. Building your intuition requires training, too. These exercises will begin the process of building your intuition, but you must use them to reap any benefits.
People watch. Go someplace with a lot of people that will also allow you to sit and watch. This could be a park, the mall, a bookstore, the beach, or any other place with many people and the ability to loiter for at least 30 minutes. …
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It’s all about making smart decisions, isn’t it? Choosing the wrong spouse, the wrong foods to eat, or the wrong career has a huge impact on your life. But it’s not just the big decisions that cause us grief. It’s all the little decisions each day that move our lives toward a better, or worse, place.
If your life doesn’t please you, the most effective thing you can do is to stop making poor decisions. A few effective decisions and some time are all that you need to enhance your life significantly.
Get clear. Relieve yourself…
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There are little things you can do each day to boost your intuition. Enhancing your intuition doesn’t have to take a lot of time if you work on it each day. A little work can go a long way when applied consistently with a strong intention. Include your intuition in your daily routines if you want to get the most from it.
Make use of repetitive tasks. There are certain tasks that allow our minds to wander. A few of these include mowing grass, taking a shower, washing dishes, and vacuuming the carpet. These types of…
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THE CAIRO QUESTION
The two streams of personal experiences discussed in Part 1 of this series— An Activist Mother and The Bomb Threat—came together in 2020, shortly after the birth of my second grandson, Cairo in March, and the murder of George Floyd in May.
They came together to form the third stream which ultimately resulted in the book, Cultivating Change from the Inside Out.
Both my daughters and a nephew were preparing for a Black Lives Matter protest in Pittsburgh in early June in response to the loss of George Floyd.
I walked into the…
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Cultivating Change from the Inside Out: The Power of Being Human is my second book as an independent author.
This 2-Part Series describes the evolution of the book as a convergence of three streams of personal life experiences described as An Activist Mother, The Bomb Threat, and The Cairo Question. I’ll also explain why this work is important to me as one who practices activism through coaching.
AN ACTIVIST MOTHER
The first stream of personal experience is my mother, an activist who lifted her voice against injustice, fighting for civil rights, welfare rights, and basic human…
Have you ever been presented with an opportunity that has the potential to totally transform your life, but you turned it down? Did you walk away from that opportunity for the simple fact that you couldn’t get past your fear of failure (or fear of success)?
I believe it wouldn’t be that difficult for every one of us to come up with one specific moment that presented itself with an opportunity of a lifetime, but ended up turning it down out of fear.
Take a moment and think of one. What was the opportunity that came to your mind? What…
How Do You Define Success? Ask Yourself These Questions to Develop Your Unique Definition of Success
“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”
— Dr. Maya Angelou
Do you have your own definition of success? Many people are trying to live up to society’s definition of success without considering if this is the best option for themselves. Ask others what success means and you’re bound to hear a variation of these answers:
Nice house, big and fancy, with an infinity pool, in a gated community.
Fancy cars to fill up a five-car garage.
Have you ever asked yourself this question: At what point in life did I become aware that mental health is a big deal — as big a deal as physical and emotional health? We rush to the side of family members, friends, coworkers, and sometimes even strangers, offering our thoughts and prayers when they are suffering from a physical disease like cancer, or grieving over the loss of a loved one. But what do we do when we realize someone we know is suffering from a mental disorder?
My personal journey is a real-life answer to this…