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

Febbiante Kore: What Will She Grow Up To Be?
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Next month we’ll visit Indonesia, an archipelago of over 18,000 islands with quite an interesting amalgam of peoples, religions, and languages. It’s been almost 30 years since we last visited. And … Read More

5 Powerful Ways to Bridge Culture, Ethnicity & Race
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Sometimes we get a chance to bridge cultures, ethnicities, and races without even realizing it. For example, I’ll never forget the first time I met Holly. She would become my … Read More

Behind the Scenes of the Happiest Place on Earth
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“The Happiest Place on Earth.” This is the tagline for Disneyland, and for many, it can be true. Smiling children. Fun adventure. Nonstop candy. Rides galore for all ages and interests. … Read More

5 Ways to Strike a Balance in Caring for our World
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Let’s be honest. Reaching out to others can be exhausting at times. Finding that balance between our own personal needs and the needs of the world can seem like an … 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

How can we Reframe the ‘Ugly American?’
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I remember the first time I read The Ugly American. It opened my eyes to the complexity of human behavior in relation to culture. The novel has not only been … 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?
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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

10 Reasons to Welcome International Students
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Over 20 years ago my husband and I traveled the Al-Can (Alaska-Canadian Highway) to move from our home in Alaska so I could pursue a graduate degree in California. Little … Read More

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