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Calling Out Racial Bias (Kindly)

Choose wisely. Sometimes we have days, even weeks, to anticipate the choices we will make in a difficult conversation.  Other times the opportunity is suddenly before us and we tiptoe trepidatiously into unknown waters.  The latter was the setting for Kellie and I as we spoke innocuously about immigration, heart-centered communication, and other matters.

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4 Steps to Civil Conversations: Hashing Out the Roy Moore Dilemma on Video

Nearly every day we are confronted with another national situation that fuels polarity. Most recently, it’s the sexual misconduct allegations against Roy Moore, the conservative Republican judge in Alabama who is running in a tight race for US Senate. Even tragedies, like the massacre in Las Vegas, which would typically unite even the most antagonistic, have incited hateful words like verbal bombs

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Pink Party Power: Poured Into to Pour Out

As we bring another Breast Cancer Awareness month to a close, I’m remembering… Cindy. Seven years ago, just a few days before my scheduled preventative bilateral mastectomy, a woman I hardly knew named Cindy Kreidel threw me a “Pink Party.” Complete with encouraging gifts, delicious snacks, heartfelt prayers, and an unforgettable, side-splitting skit involving pairs

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Kimberly Moore Communicates Legacy of Hope

My phone rang the other night. It was my sister, Kimberly Moore. Her voice sparkled after having led another session of her study, Beauty in a Life Repurposed, at Exodus, the only organization in the state of Texas that provides a home for formerly incarcerated women and their young children. Their tagline is full of hope:

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Mother’s Day and the Danger of an Open-Door Policy

Last year, one of my blog posts received over 3,000 hits.  I guess it hits a nerve for so many of us who wonder some days if we’re making a difference.  So, here it is again, just in time for Mother’s Day. Click on the white triangle in the audio bar below to hear me

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Finding Courage for the Scariest Step in Tough Conversations

“Would anyone like to role play a tough conversation?” I ask. By their response, it looks like I’ve asked if anyone would like their hair pulled out one strand at a time. They look down at the table, then sneak wide-eyed looks at each other. I had just finished teaching my 7 Steps to Tough

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Paris Tragedy Makes us Treasure our Friends

The recent tragedy in Paris and stories of those who lost their friends make me pause to savor life and the priceless gift of friendship. I hold my treasures close.  I know you do, too. Last weekend I visited Oregon where I had spent a few childhood years. It was a long-awaited weekend back to where first thoughts

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