Thanks Joe for your courage and leadership!

retiring his No. 6 during Stadium ceremony Joe Torre was inducted into the Hall of fame last month and honored this past weekend by the Yankees as the team manager from 1996-2007.  His success is a model for many as he shares openly the challenges he has overcome growing up as a witness to domestic... Continue Reading →


A Heartfelt Apology

Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson speaks during a rally at Greater Grace Church on Sunday. Ron Johnson is a Captain in the local police department in Ferguson, Missouri.  He is also a neighbor and a father.  At a rally at the Greater Grace Church on Sunday where thousands gathered to find comfort, answers... Continue Reading →

Give Young People the Gift of Peace

Pope Francis shakes hands with a representative of family members of victims of a deadly ferry sinking upon his arrival at Seoul Air Base in Seongnam, South Korea, on Aug. 14. Pope Francis arrived in South Korea today marking the first papal visit to the country in 25 years.  This trip sends a message of... Continue Reading →

Using One’s Gifts For Good

Many of us are shocked and dismayed to hear about the apparent suicide of Robin Williams.  I would like to highlight the good he did in this world. Robin Williams was personally involved in many causes including the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the Livestrong Foundation, the Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric... Continue Reading →

Listening as a Transformative Methodology

I believe change happens when you have a personal experience that transforms you.  When we stay in our echo chamber and listen to people who think like us, we don't really learn anything new. Change happens when we find ways to create new experiences in order to think differently.  Encounter is a conflict transformation organization... Continue Reading →

Improbable But Not Impossible

I am a football fan.  Really, I am a Giants football fan and Michael Strahan was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.  Michael Strahan is known as a Superbowl winner, a Defensive Player of the Year and after playing football for the NY Giants for 15 years, has a successful career... Continue Reading →

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