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She has done it again. Brené Brown has written an amazing book. Rising Strong cuts deep into subjects such as failure, trauma and the courage to get back up, and helps us truly understand why some who fail stay down … Continue reading
Growing up, our parents taught us manners like not to throw tantrums or interrupt. While these rules often seem inconvenient to a child, in retrospect, they are some of the basic building blocks for something of great value – emotional … Continue reading
On Tuesday, Pope Francis arrived for his greatly anticipated – and first-ever – visit to the U.S. For many Catholics, and even non-Catholics, Pope Francis has been a breath of fresh air, bringing new life to some of the deeply … Continue reading
On Sunday, Jews the world over celebrated Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Observers of the holiday participate in a tradition of eating apples dipped in honey and wish each other not just a happy, but a “sweet” new year. … Continue reading
This summer, I was thrilled to be part of a group of social entrepreneurs that helped host a delegation from Brazil that wanted to learn more about social enterprise. We traded questions about each other’s countries, laughed and had a … Continue reading