How to Raise Kids for Global Good – Start HERE
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What does it mean to raise kids for global good? And why should it matter to you? Here we’ll tackle these two foundational questions head on. Raise Kids At first … Read More

How To Score Victory as You Navigate a Transition
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I wrote this article just over a year ago (but did not post it). Still, it remains relevant. Again, I find myself on the verge of yet another transition. Change … Read More

Freedom vs. Stability – Are They Mutually Exclusive?
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I never expected a quick coffee date would turn into a deep discussion about FREEDOM vs. STABILITY. But as we sat around the coffee shop table – me with two of … Read More

How Can You Have Powerful Global Impact from Home?
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Is it possible to have global impact from where we live, even if our immediate lives seem so disconnected from the horrors we see on our screens, taking place halfway … Read More

What Happens When You Bring Cake in China?
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It never would’ve occurred to me to purchase a cake in order to save face. But that’s what our Foreign Affairs Officer (FAO) urged us to do when we needed … Read More

How to a Turn Social Blunder into an Excellent Life Lesson
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Personality Types & Work Styles – And a Cross-Cultural Life Lesson Not long ago I was on a webinar, listening to Carson Tate, a productivity coach, share about four types … Read More

Hospitality With Limits? What Do You Think?
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Does our hospitality have its limits? And, should it? I faced this question square on a while back. And it caused me to rethink my understanding of what true hospitality … Read More

How I Found Magic & Lasting Friendship in a Japanese Ryokan
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Chikako Takada: Renaissance woman. Ryokan proprietor. Opera lover. Friend of many. When I first met Chikako Takada, I was most impressed by her non-stop energy and enthusiasm towards life. At just … Read More

Breathe: Why You Need to Watch this Remarkable Story
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In this scene from the 2017 movie Breathe, there is so much amazing intercultural stuff happening. While this is not the full focus of the film, the lessons learned from … Read More

Keep Alert and Be Open to the Possibilities!
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It’s easy to miss the learning moments when whizzing through our days. And so hard to stay alert to them. Don’t you find that to be true? It seems we … Read More

Want to Master Change? Right this Way!
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Change is hard. I was struggling with that reality when I sat in the café with Emira, my Middle Eastern friend who is returning home very soon. She’s been counting … Read More

How to be an Authentic Peacemaker: Start with the Heart
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Why does it matter to the world if we are an authentic peacemaker? Is it even possible? Can we truly get into another’s shoes? Can we get to a place … Read More

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