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44 | hail to the chief

Two essays in celebration of and conversation with our 44th President Barack Hussein Obama

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If Willard Had Won: on safety, wellness and love

It’s been two weeks since the election, and all is right in the world. Okay, so that isn’t remotely true with Israel once again bombing Gaza in a stunning display of the imbalance of their military might. Even in the midst of all the injustice, death and destruction that continues, we can nurture the tiniest […]

on voting – giving the gift

“MindfulVOTES logo” mindfulness that matters ©2012 Transformative Change giving the gift: what if mindfulness really matters?   INcite with angel Kyodo williams Not too long ago, I felt like you might be feeling: I’ve worked very hard to view life from a different perspective. Choosing to observe—and let go of—negative thinking and harmful patterns, only […]

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This is Your Life

  This is your LIFE. Do what you love, and do it often. It you don’t like something, change it. If you don’t like your job, quit. If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop they will be waiting for you when you […]

"always love" in the Gaza Strip, Palestine. copyright 2009. angel Kyodo williams

five ways to lead with love

The vitriol and sheer negativity of some rabid conservative agendas feel like they drag us into contraction and smallness…Paradoxically, it’s only the expansive power of love that can lead us into a politic of inspiration. But how do we, especially in the face of great challenge and a fierce push to fight fire with fire, truly lead with love?