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

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

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

7 Reasons for Connecting across Cultures Well
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  What reasons compel us to learn to better connect across cultures well? What do we gain? Let’s consider some reasons here by way of story. Two Cultures Meet My husband, a … Read More

Be Intentional: Overcome Fear to Connect Across Cultures
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At 12 years old, Emeline was full of fear about what lay ahead. She knew her world would change soon. She simply didn’t want to let go of the familiar. With the departure date … Read More

3 Cultures Meet at a (Coffee) Bar: Understanding the Definitions
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Cross-Cultural runs into MultiCultural and they go get a coffee together. While imbibing their brew, InterCultural spies them from afar. They invite her to pull up a chair to their … Read More

5 Reasons Why You Should Care About the ‘Other’
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“Life is very difficult, especially when you’re alone.” These words flashed through my Facebook newsfeed and grabbed me. One of the Turkish wives I know, Alma, had written them. Most … Read More

You can Stretch Beyond your Home Page
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“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” St. Augustine Many people find adventure in activity. Climbing the mountain, rafting the river, even … Read More

Why Connecting Always Makes Sense
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Some time back, I sold my grown daughter’s bed to an Iraqi refugee. The way this came about provided an unusual opportunity for connecting across cultures I hadn’t expected. We had … Read More

The Startling Truth about Breathing & Peacemaking – And Why it Matters
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It’s become like the air we breathe. Peacemaking. We often don’t even recognize it happening. And yet, in like manner, it embodies a miracle. For, to practice mindful and intentional … Read More

Why does Hospitality Matter (and How can You do it Better)?
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We often miss the power and lasting value of an act of kindness. Extending ourselves in hospitality can open up new avenues of connection. Ones that, sometimes, can last a lifetime. … Read More

Unleashing the Power of Story
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How many of us have found our eyelids drooping while listening to a speaker going on and on with a string of facts or personal opinions? In our sleep-deprived modern … Read More

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