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The Benefits of Having a Difficult Conversation

What do you think matters more for your child? Option 1: Joining the PTA, coaching their peewee football team, or volunteering at their school to help out. Option 2: Talking to your child about complex social issues. There’s little doubt that when it comes to parenting, coaching, or leading involvement matters. Being engaged in the…

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Cancel Culture Can Be, But Isn’t Always, Dumb

First, a definition. Cancel culture: a form of boycott in which an individual (usually a celebrity) who has shared a questionable or controversial opinion, or has engaged in past behavior that is perceived to be offensive, is “cancelled,” or ostracized and shunned by former friends, followers, and supporters alike, leading to declines in careers and fans. Life is too short…

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Drones and Digital Everything or In-Person Connection?

Community and belonging are so important. They are essential to our physical and emotional health and also to our ability to perform at our best. For now, we need to use digital tools to stay connected the best we can. After COVID, we need to get back to in-person connection. I’m increasingly concerned that already existing…

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Social Distancing Desperately Needs a Re-Brand

The best thing for most people across the world to be doing right now is limiting in-person interaction with others. But calling this social distancing is a mistake. If anything, what we so desperately require is the opposite, social solidarity. COVID-19 has showed us just how connected we all are. The only way communities can slow and beat…

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