I met Ross my freshman year in college. Eleven years my senior, he was my philosophy adjunct professor at Temple University in Philadelphia. He was cute, Jewish, and intensely attentive. Just my type.
A vital yet intangible element of all healthy and well-performing workplaces is the presence of good karma or, if you prefer, positive energy.
People often ask me if they need to be a Buddhist to practice meditation and Buddha dharma. I tell them, "No, it's not necessary
If some of these instruments sound more like noisemakers than music-makers, just wait until your kids start playing real instruments.
Communicating clearly what I expect and accept is key. Prioritize yourself and your wellbeing, and discover what is true within you. Express your feelings and set your boundaries. The clearer the boundaries are, the fewer people will cross them. Expect more graceful, friction-free living.
For five days members of the most diverse religions not only co-existed, but created community together. How was this possible? There was no proselytizing. And the conversation was intentionally inclusive.
Relationships and trust will become key to our world as we will create more harmony and unity between others, the environment, our world and ourselves. More people will practice their art and have a life where work will be just part of the equation as we will care deeply about all living creatures.
We must engage in our work, in our professional and personal life, within our community, around the world, with family, friends and new people changing the dynamics and happenings in our ordinary lives, to make extraordinary things.
For the benefit of that diversity to be felt, we must allow for conflict to act as a clearing mechanism. It is important though, that the conflict is constructive as opposed to arguments that degenerate into personal attacks. As a result, some guard-rails may be useful. Here are some:
Managers are forewarned not to ignore the differences of each generations' characteristics. Best practice is to conduct regular training sessions for all employees and to require supervisors to attend multigenerational management training.
Rihanna was the star of Crop Over, and she never disappoints. But it is not just Rihanna's costume or celebrity that makes her a star in my eyes. It's her love of life and her love of family and friends, her ability to live her life by her rules and no one else's that makes her a Caribbean Girl.