9
Apr

The Ocean of Blue – A Poem of Beauty and Mystery

A poem dedicated to the beauty and mystery of the oceans of our planet…   The ocean of blue, the traveler, the explorer, it reaches every bay, every rock, every corner.  It touches our souls for the life it brings the crashing waves a song they each sing. It echoes and laughs to the ends of the earth a circle of

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9
Apr

Empathy Is the Most Important Thing – A Conversation With Lin-Manuel Miranda

The most important thing you can give your children is empathy. It is the most important tool in your tool box as an actor…” Lin-Manuel Miranda, actor, writer, and creator of the musicals Hamilton and In the Heights, talks to Oprah about how empathy is the most important thing you can give your kids. In this day and age, so

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20
Mar

Speaking to The Water – A Story of Tapping into the Magic of Water

Water – the most important thing on our planet. It is the life source that keeps us all alive and connected to each other. The inspiring Pat McCabe, a Lakota and Navajo activist, tells this beautiful and powerful story about tapping into the magic of water and the importance of having respect and love for it!  To see more of her

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19
Mar

4 Simple Habits to Help The Environment Every Single Day

  Here are some easy and simple ways that you can help the world and the environment in your house or daily life. If we all try our best to make a difference, we can do amazing things together! 1. Eat smaller portions and make leftovers to reduce waste This is one of the easiest things we can do to

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18
Mar

8 Ways I Have Changed Since I Started Volunteering

Volunteering and meeting refugees was one of the most life-changing experiences for me. I learned so much about the world and myself than I ever thought I could. Here are 8 ways that I have been changed since I started my volunteer work: I appreciate everything that I have Growing up more privileged than most, I never knew the feelings

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14
Mar

How We Can Learn From Our Past to Create a Better Future

We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.   -Native American proverb  Every single day we are writing the stories of our lives and contributing our part to the great story of our world. All of history, ancient and modern, can teach us lessons about our own lives and why our cultures are shaped the

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13
Mar

The True Meaning of Kindness and Friendship – A Memory of Volunteering With Syrian Refugees

Kindness is love manifested in its simplest form. It is the smallest of acts that can sometimes create the biggest ripples in our very being. Humanity as a whole depends on these acts to survive, it is what gets us through our darkest days when we can’t see a way out. I once knew a little Syrian girl who had

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9
Mar

How We Can Bring Understanding and Compassion to the World – Inspirations from Neal Donald Walsch

“Every act is an act of love” Neal Donald Walsch once said. Every action we take, right or wrong,  is an act of love for something, someone, or somebody. Love is the foundation of all of our human experiences, even though some people can have a distorted view of that love. He explains that even people that commit crimes or make

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9
Mar

A Dream of Change – A Poetic Longing For A Better World

I can remember scribbling down these words after the first time I saw a refugee camp in 2016 in Jordan with my own eyes and made friends with people from Syria. I heard the real stories of lives affected by war and their dreams for the future. Little did I know that for the next 2 years I would be

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9
Mar

Words of Wisdom – A Reminder To Always Have Hope For Humanity

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice. “ This quote is one of my favorite sentences in the world, putting our entire human existence into perspective. Originally stated by the abolitionist minister Theodore Parker and later Martin Luther King Jr., it reminds us of the long journey we have come from and the hope

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