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A Whole New World: 7 Virtues for the Great Reset - #6 Creativity great reset Aug 04, 2020

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.”  ~ Albert Einstein 

 It has never been more important to play. In fact, play is the new work. To boost our mental and emotional health, many of us have an opportunity to embrace a new spaciousness of life at home, by creating new...

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Don't Just Feel Better, Be Better! personal Jul 31, 2020

Looking for a summer read, I came across Strengthsfinders by Tom Rath, a book I read more than 10 years ago. It was written with the goal to start conversations about ‘what’s right with people.’

This feels more relevant today given how much we are constantly barraged with...

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Social Justice Through the Lens of the Five Strategies of the Virtues Project social justice Jul 23, 2020

Have you found yourself wondering what you can do to elevate justice and heal the harms that are rampant through our society?  Do you find yourself questioning the best way to move forward in hopes of not doing  harm to others and/or not continuing to experience harm yourself?  If...

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A Whole New World: 7 Virtues for the Great Reset - #5 Compassion great reset Jul 15, 2020

“Be a lamp or a ladder or a lifeboat. Help someone’s soul to heal. Step out of your house like a shepherd.” ~ Jalal’u’din Rumi, Sufi mystic

Whenever there is a rise in human suffering, the need for compassion increases dramatically. We are now, in the midst of a...

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A Whole New World: 7 Virtues for the Great Reset - #4 Gratitude great reset Jun 26, 2020

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

Gratitude is appreciation for the good in our lives, even under dire circumstances. People who are thankful in the...

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A Whole New World: 7 Virtues for the Great Reset - #3 Resilience great reset Jun 19, 2020

Virtue 3: Resilience

“Life is not about how many times you fall down, but how many times you get back up.”  ~ Nelson Mandela

 

Resilience is a virtue we’re urgently calling on in the midst of the current pandemic, the anguished call for a social justice movement, and...

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A Whole New World: 7 Virtues for the Great Reset - #2 Justice great reset social justice Jun 04, 2020

“The injury of one shall be considered the injury of all; the comfort of each, the comfort of all; the honor of one, the honor of all.”   Abdu’l-Baha, Baha’i Faith

We did not originally include Justice as one of the virtues in this blog series, though it was...

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A Whole New World: 7 Virtues for the Great Reset - #1 Discernment great reset May 29, 2020

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”  Viktor Frankl, Holocaust survivor, psychiatrist, author, Man’s Search for Meaning

The Covid 19 pandemic has brought...

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A Whole New World: 7 Virtues for the Great Reset - Introduction great reset May 22, 2020

Winston Churchill said, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” At this unknown crossroads, while we are coping with chaos and loss, we also find ourselves experiencing new levels of connectivity with family, friends and even workplaces, for those able to work remotely. The earth is...

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Rainn Wilson Loves Virtues media May 19, 2020

Actor and comedian Rainn Wilson loves virtues!

You may not know it from his role as Dwight Schrute on The Office, but Rainn is compassionate, caring and committed to making a positive impact on the world to bring out the best in people. He founded SoulPancake, a media company that celebrates...

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