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Courage Beyond Fear Will Expand Your Vistas

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Courage Raises Your Eyes to Possibilities Standing on the south rim gazing into this geologic sculpture, I thought across thousands of years of human expansion. People like the Pueblo–lived and thrived above and below the mesas. They practiced irrigation, created art, and prospered with and sometimes in spite of the demands of nature. Brave, early […]

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When Purity Hurts and Restoration Heals

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Parenting in the Age of Purity Raising four children over the last three decades, my wife and I encountered our share of challenges. The kids are fine, fun, and fully adult. We couldn’t be more proud of each one, including the excellent choices they made of spouses. We enjoy the young lives of our four […]

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Planting in Shared Soil

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Neuroscientist Uri Hasson researches the foundations of human communication. In a February 2016 Ted Talk–he explained the importance of common ground to effective communication. His research shows the ways in which our brains “couple” when understanding is achieved between a speaker and a listener. In my work as a speaker and consultant with organizations and […]

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Showing Up to the Dance

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Visiting another culture or returning home to a culture you thought you knew provides challenges. A woman who worked in Tokyo for five years will re-enter America a different person and find the land of her birth strange, less comfortable. Businesses spend a lot of resources sending executives on foreign assignments only to find that […]