What Is My "Truth"?

What if we were to listen to the inner silence of what we don’t know, the inner wisdom of “not knowing”, with nothing on our minds but a complete curiosity for what we haven’t been hearing?

This creative walk is available to each one of us and can be applied to any project, situation, crisis, or conundrum.

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Dr. Laura Basha is an organizational psychologist, writer, and artist, and along with organizational transformation, consulting, and executive coaching, she offers her skills as a life coach and educator, specializing in personal transformation and creative self-expression. For over thirty years she has worked with thousands of international clientele, using a principle-based paradigm of health and empowerment, catalyzing an awakening in people to their authentic self-expression, creativity, and power. She has taught her work in private practice as well as community, clinical, academic, professional, public, and corporate settings. Find more of Dr. Laura Basha's teachings, videos, artwork, and writings at White Bird Rising.

Between Empathy and Understanding

The events of July have people struggling to comprehend many things – but most importantly how have we allowed citizens of this great nation to become so disenfranchised, ignored, and hurt, both emotionally and physically? Many of us are questioning ourselves, our government institutions, our understanding as we try to process the week of death we have just witnessed.

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Author, lecturer and Huffington Post columnist Carlynne McDonnell has been a passionate and outspoken proponent of social justice and equality for over twenty five years.  She has worked in fields considered non-traditional for women and has personally seen and been on the receiving end of inappropriate and unequal/inequitable behavior.

She has contributed to MariaShriver.com, The Grindstone, E-Harmony.com and has been interviewed on NPR, morning talk and College and University radio.

Carlynne has presented workshops nationally on women’s equality and effective communication, leadership development, mentoring, and self-value all designed to educate and empower women to seek the best for themselves and others.

She has served on Equal Pay panels, presented at the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women meeting, the National Conference of College Women Student Leaders, the National Collegiate Leadership Conference women’s organizations, multiple colleges and universities, and for the US Marine Corp.

Carlynne has a Master’s in Public Policy and has been working in the corporate, education and non-profit worlds for over 30 years.

Working on the docks in Galveston and then at an East Coast Railroad, Carlynne was the recipient of and witness to discrimination and sexual harassment, pay inequality, and disrespect for women. As a result of these experiences, she became active in the quest for equality by participating in women’s organization that sought change.

Not satisfied with the status quo or the lack of movement to achieving real equality, Carlynne created Change in Our Lifetime, Inc. to push for education and action and women’s equality.

An articulate and passionate activist, she wrote “The Every Woman’s Guide to Equality” to create a larger platform for change beyond equality’s current state, and for achieving real equality for women.

Discover more on her website: www.carlynnemcdonnell.com and connect on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carlynnemcd/ and Twitter: @carlynnemcd 

EMPATHY HEROES: 5 People Who Changed the World by Taking Compassion to the Extreme

By Roman Krznaric / YES! Magazine

Want to learn to change the world with empathy? Get ready to learn from the masters.

Ever heard of “empathy marketing”? It’s the latest business buzzword. The idea is that if companies can look through their clients’ eyes and understand their desires, they will be better able to tailor their offerings and gain a competitive advantage.

To me, this is stepping into someone else’s shoes just to sell them another pair.

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YES! Magazine reframes the biggest problems of our time in terms of their solutions. Online and in print, we outline a path forward with in-depth analysis, tools for citizen engagement, and stories about real people working for a better world.

Can You Relate? It Just Might Save the World.

Adult and Baby Hands Intertwined

I got up early to get a head start on work to find my parents sleeping late in my guest room (which doubles as my home office). So frustrating. I can’t get anything done around here.

Can you relate?

As I write, I’m listening to my father talk to my husband about the possibility of prep school for my son. Who is two. Eye roll.

Can you relate?

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Andrea Atkinson is a sustainability professional (www.scopagroup.com) with a background in international relations, organizational management and sustainable community development. Andrea’s innovative community engagement and project management work for projects such as NEXUS Green Building Resource Center, Down2Earth Boston and Elevate Destinations Haiti Volunteer Trips and philanthropic education programs has resulted in high-impact and high-profile outcomes for environmental and social change. twitter.com/andreadatkinson

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10/11/2018
What if we were to listen to the inner silence of what we don’t know, the inner wisdom of “not knowing”, with nothing on our minds but a complete curiosity for what we haven’t been hearing? This... read more
graphic of hand turning on light switch in brain
07/13/2016
The events of July have people struggling to comprehend many things – but most importantly how have we allowed citizens of this great nation to become so disenfranchised, ignored, and hurt... read more
two silhouette hands reaching to touch across a sunlit sky
12/07/2014
By Roman Krznaric / YES! Magazine Want to learn to change the world with empathy? Get ready to learn from the masters. Ever heard of “empathy marketing”? It’s the latest business buzzword... read more
Adult and Baby Hands Intertwined
10/14/2014
I got up early to get a head start on work to find my parents sleeping late in my guest room (which doubles as my home office). So frustrating. I can’t get anything done around here. Can you... read more
Wide green leaves with woman's eye peering through.
10/11/2018
What if we were to listen to the inner silence of what we don’t know, the inner wisdom of “not knowing”, with nothing on our minds but a complete curiosity for what we haven’t been hearing? This... read more
graphic of hand turning on light switch in brain
07/13/2016
The events of July have people struggling to comprehend many things – but most importantly how have we allowed citizens of this great nation to become so disenfranchised, ignored, and hurt... read more
two silhouette hands reaching to touch across a sunlit sky
12/07/2014
By Roman Krznaric / YES! Magazine Want to learn to change the world with empathy? Get ready to learn from the masters. Ever heard of “empathy marketing”? It’s the latest business buzzword... read more
Adult and Baby Hands Intertwined
10/14/2014
I got up early to get a head start on work to find my parents sleeping late in my guest room (which doubles as my home office). So frustrating. I can’t get anything done around here. Can you... read more