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

Why Should You Engage Across Cultures & Ethnicities?
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Why is it important to learn about and engage with people different from us? Especially those from different cultural, ethnic, racial, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds? How does it benefit us … 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

Trains & Time: What Happens When You Cross Cultures?
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When it comes to time, it’s quite accurate to to view northern Europeans as more time conscious than southern Europeans. Of course, this is an oversimplification. There are extremely timely Italians, Spaniards, … 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

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