Cultural Narcissism

Do We Feel Superior to Others Based on Where We’re From? In Episode 2 of my new podcast, The Accidental… read more

banned passports

Broad Stripes, Bright Stars and Banned Passports

Until a vaccine is made universally available so that all Americans can travel freely around the globe again, allow me to take off my mask to reveal two “truths” (for those who are not already in the know) to my fellow US passport holders about travelling as Americans outside the States: 1) We are not the “darlings” of the world we think we are. 2) We never were.

Dear Grieving Friend

Strength is overrated. People will wish you strength as one of the “tick the box” condolence statements. They mean well. Don’t worry at all about having to be strong in your loss especially if up till now, you’ve been the strong one that everyone else has leaned on. Feeling like you have to be strong (which we do for others) is futile and self-defeating when all you may be feeling at the moment is numb and depleted.

The View From Above: A Look At Transformational Positives of Covid-19

There’s so much out there that’s already been said on Covid-19 – on all fronts. I started writing this piece a few weeks ago on the silver lining of this war but then became discouraged myself with the oppressiveness of the situation. There is always another view and in this piece, I’ve taken one on unity, communication and empathy…