Yes, you can. Be present, be helpful, be brave!
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TRIBE Conference calls us to our better selves. To be present, helpful and brave. This was the call Jeff Goins, founder of Tribe Writers and Tribe Conference, put out to … Read More

This is what happens when China commemorates its 9-11
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How do we, as a nation, commemorate loss? September 18, 2009 NOTE: I wrote this piece eight years ago, during the year our family lived in China. It is an … Read More

Let’s Not Forget What America Is All About: Immigrants!
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Sometimes we forget how America came to be. Ours is a nation of immigrants. As we headed up the hill on our hike, my American friend Shari told me of … Read More

You Can Travel The World Right At Home
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What is the key to living out a truly global mindset at home? No question, sometimes it can be easy to get so caught up in the demands of our … Read More

The Secret’s In The Kimchi: Korean Democracy & Prosperity
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I couldn’t believe I was sitting across from a top Korean government official. But there sat Yuna, my friend from 10 years ago, looking bright as ever. We were attempting … Read More

Up Close & Personal: What Happens When Pakistanis Marry
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At the end of this week, our oldest child – a son – will marry. As our minds have been filled with wedding details, I felt this piece on weddings … Read More

Eye-Opening Ways To Communicate Good In The World
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While traveling through East Asia recently, there were so many times when I wanted to communicate good. But I’d immediately come up against my own limitations. This is no surprise; … Read More

On The Roads Of Jakarta I Discover A Metaphor For Life
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Jakarta Dance They move to and fro, in an invisibly coordinated dance. Cars, motorbikes, trucks and buses, moving in a rhythm and cadence that at once appear both choreographed and … Read More

Why Global Competence Should Matter To You
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Over 30 years ago I first started paying attention to the world. Now it’s time we all do. This is called “global competence.” You see, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and … Read More

These 5 Actions Will Make You A Better Human
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Sometimes we just get by. But, in our finer moments, most of us wish to become a better human being. Why is that even important? Consider the English poet John … Read More

Unbridled Joy: The Day I Met My First Child
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It was just before lunch. That much I remember. Intense emotions – joy, wonder, overwhelm – ran through me as I stared into those bright blue, inquiring eyes. “Where am … Read More

How To Find Hope On This Side Of Paradise: Selina’s Story
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Where To Find Hope? It was a crisp, fall Monday morning when a bit of hard news came my way. Selina had passed away. This is my Taiwanese friend from … Read More

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