How to Change The World By Meeting People Where They Care courage creativity positive change in the world social impact Nov 27, 2021

17-year-old Mildred and 23-year-old Richard lived in Central Point, Virginia. They were long-time friends until they fell in love and got married. Richard was a white construction worker and Mildred was a woman of mixed African American and Native American ancestry. On a beautiful day in June...

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Building The World You Wish Existed creativity inner strength positive change in the world social impact systems change Nov 21, 2021

My daughter attends an excellent Montessori school here in Jackson, Mississippi. This week, she had an incident in the playground during recess where a classmate pushed her against a fence and held her down. She hurt her elbow when that happened. Later that evening, she told my husband and me...

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Why Social Change is Hard and How to Think About It creativity making a difference Nov 10, 2021

The truth is it's hard to create social change and social impact even if you're an established social enterprise with a clear social impact mission and a well-thought-out strategy on how to create change through business. 

The reason? Humanity has over centuries, whether consciously or...

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3 Heart-Centered Responses to What is Happening Today with the COVID-19 Pandemic covid-19 creativity heart-centered life innovation resiliency Apr 05, 2020

When I started thinking about the Heart-Centered Life Project in June 2019, I had a very sketchy idea of what a heart-centered life might look like. All I knew was that a heart-centered life and everything that flowed from that embodied qualities such as authenticity, empathy, kindness, and...

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Starting The Creative Journey creativity heart-centered living inspiration Dec 16, 2019

I recently interviewed Jackson author, Latoya Lawson, about her book Ma'Sitter. In the interview, we talked about her book and her plans for the next installment in the series. We also talked about how she finds the inspiration and courage to create work that has a huge impact on the world....

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Finding the Courage to be Creative authenticity courage creativity intellectual property positive change Nov 25, 2019

There are so many known benefits to being creative. Yet, few of us make creativity a practice or habit. In this week's podcast episode, we discuss some of the known benefits of creativity, why being creative and sharing your work with the world is hard, and finding the courage to do that. As we...

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5 Surprising Truths about Authenticity authenticity creativity leadership personal values Jun 22, 2019

One key essential to the heart centered life is authenticity: the quality of being real, truthful, and genuine. Authentic people tend to be trustworthy because they consistently tune in to an inner moral compass to guide their  interaction with the world around them. They make...

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The Heart-Centered Life and It's Significance authenticity creativity heart-centered leadership heart-centered life intellectual property Jun 09, 2019

People often ask, "What is the Heart-Centered Life?" and what does it mean to be "heart-centered?" when I talk about the launch of my website and the Heart-Centered Life Podcast. Since I get asked these question quite a lot, I decided to devote this post to answering that question and going...

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