So often I hear about unfair, horrific, and heartbreaking stories around the world, and I think to myself, “How was that allowed to happen?”
I remember when the story surfaced of the remains of almost 800 children being found at the Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home in Galway, Ireland. How could that happen?
When I read the history on what happened at Black Wall Street in Tulsa 100 years ago this week, and the countless people who were murdered and have never been accounted for. How could that happen?
And when I heard about the remains of 215 Indigenous children, some as young as three, found at a residential school in Canada that only closed in 1978. How could that happen? Continue reading
I was listening to Dr. Satchin Panda speaking with Dr. Rhonda Patrick about his book The Circadian Code: Lose Weight, Supercharge Your Energy and Sleep Well Every Night. So interesting. He mentioned that as many of us know, our brain has a clock. This is why we get jet lag when we switch time zones. But he also mentioned that all our organs have clocks.
When we finish a meal at 6pm, it takes five hours for our digestion organs like the pancreas, liver, and stomach to finish their work and turn off for the night. However, if we have anything other than water, for example a cup of tea with a half a teaspoon of sugar at 9pm, that five-hour process starts all over again. Continue reading
I’ve always admired U.S. Senator Cory Booker and I learned so much from listening into a chat he had with Tim Ferris on The Tim Ferriss Show. He spoke about his parents coming from poverty and getting the opportunity to go to school. Then both his parents ended up working at IBM as some of the first Black executives on that team. When they wanted to buy a home, they learned about real estate steering. Continue reading
I was listening to The Tim Ferriss Show and his guest was Ricardo Semler. He is the former CEO of Semler Partners and he grew his father’s business from making four million in 1982 to 212 million in 2003. He now has a podcast called Leadwise that challenges what we think about the way we live our lives at home and at work.
When he joined his dad’s company, at age 19, he didn’t understand why they did things they way they did. He talks about asking three whys and how by the third why, many find they aren’t really sure why it’s done that way at all. Continue reading
I recently came across poet David Whyte. He has Irish and English roots and a hypnotic voice that draws you in to his poems. There is a segment in the Waking Up meditation app where he shares some of his work. He writes words that really cut you open and change the way you see things. Things you thought you knew seem new again.
In The Bell and the Blackbird, he recalls an old Irish story of a monk standing by the monastary in early morning and hearing the bell ring, calling him to his work of prayer. The monk thinks this is the most beautiful sound. He turns to go but then hears the blackbird singing in the forest and he thinks this is the most beautiful sound. We don’t know what sound the monk chooses to follow, but he represents us all. Where will we go next on our journey? We have many compelling options. Continue reading