belonging

There is a clear choice now to either fully live into our relationships with each other across the planet, and with the planet
The event was inspired by a music video produced by will.i.am and the Black Eyed Peas, remixing their 2003 megahit, "Where
In the words of one participant, Joe Ross, "I never felt accepted and I never felt wanted. I just wanted to die and stop
SJ: Well, the book is really about communalism, shared resources, and egalitarianism. The title of the book is distracting
Some of the literature I've read that has been written by African-Americans really drive home this concept. And many of the
The greatest of human contentment is found not in the world around us but within ourselves - in a deep self-peace that is reflected within the beauty of truly knowing that we are enough just as we are. Knowing that we truly belong. Knowing that it is the very uniqueness of our journey that gives meaning to every breath we are given.
One fear many of my clients face is the fear of being different. It might sound schoolgirl-ish, but it's something many of us carry around, even as adults. (I do, too!)
One moment in each and everyone's lives... We have all experienced what it is like to be shunned, humiliated, lonely, not fitting in, an outcast or a pariah...
A few days ago, we woke up to a new world. Britain had voted to leave the European Union. Some were pleased, many were deeply concerned. What is likely is that many will be affected. Some wonder if the EU will survive. It will take months if not years to fully understand the ramifications.
We have and we have not been here before. We must do more. When we say "enough," we must say it with conviction and meaning
Being able to seamlessly glide in and out of different environments and cultures has become a true gift for me. It opens up my world and I get to see that we all experience the same pain, the same sadness, the same joys, and the same concerns
I typically agree with much of what David Brooks has to say. However, I'm afraid that he was way off the mark with his article "How Covenants Make Us." Demographic diversity in the United States is a good thing. The problem has to do with the lack of integration and assimilation of demographically diverse communities.
I decided right then and there, in the midst of this family of strangers, to declare my status. "I guess not. You know, I'm a black sheep."
Some people say that being Hispanic can mean a lot of things. It can mean that you are an honor student, a writer, a CEO, even a Supreme Court justice. But in a way, I am caught in the middle of multiple identities within race, family, and religion.
What our children need the most from us is a sense of belonging. They need to know that not only do they belong with us, but in our home, they will not be shamed. So how do we develop a sense of belonging in our own home?
Whenever I was on a crowded street or in a busy airport, people would literally bump into me. Always. I never understood this phenomena and chalked it up to being of short stature.
Rigid adherence to Scalia's approach would mean that today's Court and our laws and policies that emanate from its jurisdiction would deny that birth of freedom where we recognize that "all people are created equal."