This Thanksgiving, Leave a Lasting Message

This Thanksgiving, Leave a Lasting Message

Pass the gravy, the biscuits and the awkward conversations. They’re coming to a dinner table near you this Thanksgiving. But they don’t have to. Rather than make your point, I encourage you to leave a message instead. To be fair, life during the global pandemic caused...
Can You Remain Hopeful but Not Optimistic?

Can You Remain Hopeful but Not Optimistic?

A good friend recently wrote, “My usual optimism is fading.” I responded, “I am sorry to hear that your optimism is waning – but that is not necessarily a bad thing, for it is better to be realistic than optimistic. And don’t give up hope; there is a difference...
One Week in America

One Week in America

While the last seven days in America seemed normal to many citizens, a closer look reveals the incredible tension fueling divisions. From courthouses across the country to a bi-partisan infrastructure bill signed into law by President Joe Biden, a microcosm of real...
Generosity Is More Than a Seasonal, Nostalgic Exercise

Generosity Is More Than a Seasonal, Nostalgic Exercise

The season of Thanksgiving in the U.S. invites us to reflect on the theme of generosity. Generosity was central in the teachings of the Hindu saint and prophet Mahatma Gandhi. He taught, “Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one...