Tag: healing

Create Space

When we answered her email asking if we would hear her story, we listed all the ways we could listen – in person, over the phone, via Zoom, through Facebook private messaging, WhatsApp, and texting. Her reply was this: I’ve decided that initially I would like to just communicate via email. I’m not sure if…
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It Starts with What We Believe

We reflect on two of the United States’ most iconic and treasured values statements during our national pause for Veterans Day – the commemoration and honoring of those who have served and sacrificed: From the Declaration of Independence –  We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all (people) are created equal, that they are…
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One of the Things Every Leader Fears Most and How to Overcome It?

In a world of hyperconnectivity, when almost any seeming “rando” can post whatever they’d like, when they’d like, how’d they like, all while remaining relatively anonymous, what is the one thing every leader fears the most and how do we overcome it?  Two weeks ago, our leadership team was scrolling through survey results of a…
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Now More than Ever

It was the day of our first annual fundraising event, February 2, 2013, and we were looking to take a few hours before it to do something to calm our anxious spirits.  Our keynote speaker, and now good friend, author and journalist Tim Madigan was in town, from Texas. He had never been to Hershey,…
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Love Above All

Our cities are indeed under rocket attacks and we periodically hear the sounds of air raid sirens. And unfortunately, I do not see the possibility of a quick settlement of this conflict. Neither side is ready to make concessions, everyone is fighting to the bitter end. Ukraine wants to return its territories and force Russia…
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Addressing Loneliness in a Time of Social Distancing

SEASON 2: EPISODE 16 | August 4, 2020 Addressing Loneliness in a Time of Social Distancing with Kasley Killam Kasley Killam is a social scientist by training, a strategist by practice, and a community connector at heart.  She has written: “With increasing numbers of people isolated because of quarantine and social distancing, COVID-19 is not…
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Looking Beyond Our Own Worldviews

SEASON 2: EPISODE 17 | August 18, 2020 Looking Beyond Our Own Worldviews with Jamia Wilson Jamia Wilson is a writer, speaker, storyteller, and a leading voice for issues affecting women and persons of color.  Our conversation with her provides rich insight into the different worldviews of others.  It is a challenge to all of…
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In the Arena

SEASON 2: EPISODE 18 | September 1, 2020 In the Arena with Lindsay Drew Lindsay Drew, of Hershey, Pennsylvania, has been profoundly influenced by the loss of her youngest sister. It has inspired her to step into the arena as a creator of a business, a local public servant, and a candidate for higher office.…
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The Old Man and The Sea

This blog post is a free chapter from our latest book, Someone To Tell It To: Moved With Compassion. If you’d like to read more stories like this one, you can purchase the entire book here. “Pain has a way of clipping our wings and keeping us f
rom being able to fly… and if left…
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We live in a broken world

Listening is the oldest and perhaps the most powerful took of healing.  It is often through the quality of our listening and not the wisdom of our words that we are able to effect the most profound changes in the people around us.  When we listen, we offer with our attention an opportunity for wholeness.  Our…
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