How a Common Longing Can Transcend Differences

It was a small yet very diverse group – just 11 participants plus me. We ranged in age from 30s to 60s. All but one of us was currently living in the United States, yet in the whole group, there were five birth countries and three continents represented. Some of us were well established professionally…

Picking Up the Pieces When Things Fall Apart

In my early professional years in New York City, I was blessed to hear Ram Dass speak many times. One of his most potent teachings for me began with the question: What is a broken heart but an open heart? It was with Ram Dass that I first learned to look for the gift in whatever…

Life is a dance. How we dance determines everything.

There is a saying, “May you live in interesting times.” It is purported to be an ancient Chinese curse hiding behind the guise of wishing you well. While no actual Chinese source has ever been found for this saying, we are certainly living in “interesting” times at the moment! When I zoom way out to…

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