Redefining Bravery: How Do We Triumph Over Tragedy?
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Finding triumph in the midst of life’s trials and tragedies can be a tall order. But our Taiwanese friend, Selina, served as a remarkable example of a victorious turnaround. You … Read More

Boost Your Art of The Goodbye With These 5 Strategies
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Over many years working with international college students, I have had to say “goodbye” a lot. In more recent years, I’ve become friends with international wives, couples & families. We … Read More

How To Cultivate A Generous, Open-Handed Mindset
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How can we cultivate an open-handed, as well as open-minded approach to the “other” in 2017 America? Why does it make sense to do so? (Please note: I wrote this … Read More

The Powerful Truth Of Making Friends For Life
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Although we were friends for life, 10 years had passed since our last embrace. So much had happened. And yet it was just like yesterday. And we both agreed – we … Read More

Who Are The Heroes That Inspire You?
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Are you into collecting heroes for inspiration? I am. We can be inspired by people older and younger than us. One very cool thing about “hero collection” is it never … Read More

Who Are The Colorful Threads In Your Life Journey?
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There is only one person with whom you travel an entire life journey. That is yourself. No matter if you enjoy the rare experience of a 50+-year marriage, or intimacy … Read More

How Can You Cultivate A Heart For Justice?
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How do we cultivate a heart for justice, both in ourselves and in the hearts of those we influence? As we sipped on authentic green tea, my Japanese friend and … Read More

Can You Capture This Simple Truth & Make It Yours?
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You can find some of the most profound messages bundled up as a simple truth in children’s picture books. Such is the case with a simple paperback book I often … Read More

How Can Perspective Help You Become More Grateful? Yelena’s Story
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Gain a new perspective! Become more grateful! Which comes first – the chicken or the egg? Hearing this story from my Russian friend, Yelena, gave me an entirely new, deeply … Read More

3 International Perspectives: How America Has Made Me Better
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Three international perspectives. Women I had come to know and respect. I sat on couches with these three women from three very different parts of the world. They were nearing … Read More

Are You Blinded by Home? You Should Consider This!
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So, you’re not blind, right? You’re reading this. But are you blinded? For me, traveling and living abroad have opened my eyes to a lot. But, I’ll confess. I still … Read More

What Happens When You Choose “Yes?” Pizza, Pepsi & Pakistanis!
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I had to choose. This time, my choice might be a consequential one. The invitation arrived the Thursday before the Sunday event, in a Facebook message ending in a smiley face. … Read More

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