reaching out

On the way to the coffee shop with friends the next morning, I ran into my neighbor Monifa walking with another woman. We
"Can you remove them?" I was sitting alone at a bar in a restaurant where I was waiting to meet a colleague. Even though
Perhaps you had a fairly easy and uncomplicated life -- grew up in a wonderful place, with an in-tact family, stayed in that place after completing school, created your career, started your own family and life is good. That's awesome. I admire you. However, for many others, it didn't go like that.
We spend a lot of our lives surrounded by people we don't know, and it can be easy to forget that every single person in the crowd has a rich and complex story of existence. And every single person craves connection and belonging. At some times more than others.
Even though there are no hard hats or military gear, the atmosphere at the headquarters at Direct Relief is a serious, focused, active, caring, and compassionate place, as I sit with several personnel at their headquarters today in Goleta, CA.
Need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Don't isolate. Get out of your
Why did I raise my hand to go into the non-profit world? Because despite the legal equality progress our community has made, we've yet to reach the status of "out" in the workplace. I truly believe our work educating and connecting LGBTQ students from the point they launch their careers will get us closer to that goal.
In October of 1966, the Vietnam War had already been raging for nearly 11 years. Thousands of troops were still fighting, and in their midst a courageous photographer risked and ultimately lost his life documenting the horrors of one of the longest wars in U.S. history.
You can find more of Burrows' incredible photos on the Life.com website. American Marines receive the sacrament of Communion
The next time you think about giving up trying to make a difference, I ask you to go to the words of Theodor Geisel, quoted as saying, "Sometimes, the questions are complicated, and the answers are simple."
I have spent many hours over the past twenty-five years volunteering with Habitat For Humanity. As a carpenter and a believer in reaching out to those around me, it is a perfect fit.
Some weeks ago, I had two exhilarating experiences. I decided to reconnect with old friends. These weren't guys I knew from let's say, 10 or 15 years ago. The friendships went very far back.
Life is not all rosy all the time. Sometimes we get a splinter in our soul. Something is there that doesn't belong and until we get it out -- all of it out -- it is painful.
1) We're all alone well, kind of. This sounds grim, but it's not! There is a freedom in realizing and embracing the fact
During the last two decades, we have witnessed the emergence of a phenomenon that has become known as reality television
The cumulative effect of not being recognized, even after initiating a hello, is a slight that can feel like a result of racism, however benign the intentions might be.
We are all surrounded with opportunities to reach out and make someone's life better. If you lack peace, you will find it there. The question is: "Are you willing to go the distance?"
The point made in Lee Kravitz's book is that we all have unfinished business--the things we should have done but just let
It's hard to know how to counsel friends when they are in the midst of a severe crisis. But here are a few things that I've learned along the way.