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Category Archives: Appropriate Behavior
(#Issue 471) Confronting the Bullies
What we do in these situations defines our characters, our communities, and our destiny. DeRay Mckesson, in On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope, reminds us of the power a bully holds when we fail to confront … Continue reading
Posted in Appropriate Behavior, bullies, core values, courage, Life lessons Tagged bullies, collaboration, courage, resilience 1 Comment
(#449) A Blogger’s Retrospective for 2018
May you create, share, and savor powerful moments in the coming year and beyond. [Watch this week’s recommended video toward the end of this post!] While sitting in an Austin hotel room at the end of May 2010, I wrote … Continue reading
(#447) Resistance Bubbles
How do we get the two groups to the table to capitalize on the 10% they agree on—to start a conversation and maybe educate one another to each resistance bubble’s beliefs and core values? Is this a worthy goal—and, is … Continue reading
Posted in acceptance, Appreciation, Appropriate Behavior, assumptions, awareness, change management, Civility, collaboration, collegiality, community development, consideration, conversation, curiosity Tagged acceptance, assumptions, awareness, civility, collaboration, communication, community, conversation, curiosity, ideologues, respect 9 Comments
(#444) Mouths and Ears
Discourse. Dialogue. Debate. Diminished? In an interview with Bill Moyers, writer and political analyst Sam Tanenhaus addressed the challenge with current-day discourse or dialogue or debate. The people around the table “have many mouths but they don’t have many ears… … Continue reading
“That which is hateful to you, do not do to another. That is the whole Law. The rest is commentary. Now go and learn.” —Rabbi Hillel— The election season turns a bright light on a tarnished process. Reasoned discourse? Recognize … Continue reading
Posted in Appropriate Behavior, assumptions, compassion, Life lessons, resilience Tagged community, compassion, inclusive, love, resilience 1 Comment
(#418) Helping A Village Find Its Voice
Listen and respect one another. Find your voice. Use your voice. Pursue your rainbows. We have heard that the village raises up a child. What do we do, however, if the village has inadequate infrastructure, health disparities, high crime and poverty, … Continue reading
Posted in acceptance, accountability, action, Appropriate Behavior, assumptions, authenticity, awareness, Balance, change, Choice, Civility, collaboration, conversation, core values, creating your future, Dreams, empathy, information literacy, Integrity, leadership, Relationship, relevance, resilience, vulnerability, wellbeing Tagged awareness, collaboration, community, dialogue, dreams, rainbows, relationships, resilience, respect, vulnerability 3 Comments
(#415) Does the Disturbance Disturb You?
We limit our own growth and spiritual development. “I’ll be really happy if Negative Neil doesn’t come to the party.” I go to the party. Sure enough, Negative Neil attends. I grouse, complain, and shuffle off to a corner to … Continue reading
Posted in accountability, Anxiety, Appropriate Behavior, assumptions, awareness, blame, change, emotional intelligence, Excuses, Life lessons, meditation Tagged assumptions, awareness, emotional intelligence, happiness, meditation, reflection, resilience, self-efficacy, spiritual development 1 Comment
(#411) Perhaps, A Human Good Citizenship Test?
If only we treated our fellow human beings (citizens of the world) with the same dignity as the CGC expects of its participants. This past week Roxie and I passed the “final exam” for the Canine Good Citizen certification (AKC). … Continue reading
Posted in acceptance, accountability, Appreciation, Appropriate Behavior, Choice, Civility, confidence, empathy, focus, growth, Making a Difference, Mindfulness, Purpose, resilience Tagged accountability, compassion, dignity of life, discipline, good neighbor, pet therapy, quality of life, teamwork 1 Comment