Go see the great Carlini
Oct22

Go see the great Carlini

A Yom Kippur Sermon from David Burstein about facing mental illness as a community.

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Why Do Leaders Lack Empathy?
Oct09

Why Do Leaders Lack Empathy?

Last Wednesday was a sunny, crisp, beautiful Fall New England morning. That’s when it all went terribly wrong. It was already 8:10 am, and I was hurrying to get Miranda, my nine-year old daughter to school on time. Her school’s about a mile from home, and thus far this school year, we’ve been riding our bicycles to get there and back most days. Wednesday, Miranda would have none of it.  She was upset, and cried out, I don’t want to...

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The Time Stamp
Oct05

The Time Stamp

I turn 65 this summer, if not a convenient act certainly symbolic. A life of high drama is running its final lap and the flowers in my garden are a constant reminder all living things have a season. My work has taken me into the townships of South Africa and behind the walls of maximum-security prisons. I’ve had the privilege of peering deep within the souls of the world’s elite military and challenged corporate giants at their own...

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PTSD: ‘After multiple combat deployments I had no idea what I felt.’
Oct04

PTSD: ‘After multiple combat deployments I had no idea what I felt.’

— Caught by surprise the Green Beret sitting across from me grasped that all his elite training hadn’t prepared him to confront his interior landscape. “I’m master of the outer terrain, now I discover an unfamiliar interior terrain?” His stunned expression said it all. Habitual suppression compromises our ability to be effective in relationships or in society. Excessive pressure and stress will eventually trigger an implosion....

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Buckthorn and Hatred – It’s prickly
Jun14

Buckthorn and Hatred – It’s prickly

by Randall Rogers, Reprinted with Permission I hate Buckthorn. Recent events have given me pause. Last year we moved to an old farmhouse with a large lot and a very rural setting, considering its still in the city. The oak trees are majestic and the canopy rich. So is the abundance of Buckthorn. It turns out Buckthorn is a very successful invasive tree species first introduced for its durability and hardiness as well as its attractive...

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The Amazon for our kids
Mar18

The Amazon for our kids

by Gonzalo Salinas The amazon rainforest is unlike anything else. It changes your life forever. Believe me. After you visit the Amazon rainforest you won’t see the world with the same eyes.  The Amazon river begins as a small freshwater stream that comes from the perpetual snow covering the peaks of the Andes. The small brook  continues between mountains, runing down the uneven terrain until arriving to join the jungle rivers....

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