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The Heartivist Legacy of Thich Nhat Hanh

The Heartivist Legacy of Thich Nhat Hanh

Last week, the prolific author and thinker Thich Nhat Hanh died; although in penning that sentence I recognize he would take offense to the very idea. He did not believe in death, once writing:  This body is not me. I am not limited by this body.I am life without...
Meet Me in the Greenhouse

Meet Me in the Greenhouse

Much of our world is oriented around accumulation of financial capital. Even in the non-profit sector, where our service flows from altruistic intentions, the continuous need for fundraising pulls our work back squarely into the exhausting, unceasing capitalist...
New Year’s Evolution

New Year’s Evolution

I must admit, I am not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions.  I appreciate setting positive intentions, continual improvement, and self-reflective efforts to be a better human. However, I find the idea of rigid timelines and lofty goals counterproductive and in some...
Sharing is Caring

Sharing is Caring

“Sharing is caring” is a common phrase, yet it carries a rather uncommon meaning. A meaning that is powerful and extremely important for us to understand. To truly express the deepest caring, one must express it through the act of sharing. To share means...
The Greatest Gift

The Greatest Gift

The highest expression of humanity is the spirit of serving others. In my humble opinion, our existence is inseparable from the concept of service. Everyone is serving someone or something – a nation, cause, family, one’s self. Service that is directed...