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The Transformational Power of Women: XIV Encuentro Mundial de Valores


Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. August 2022 The Encuentro Mundial de Valores (EMV) (Worldwide Meeting on Human Values) is an annual event that was launched with the visit of H.H. the Dalai Lama back in 2006, in the city of Monterrey, Mexico, founded and directed by María Cristina González Parás as a non-profit NGO. Every year, this event offers...

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Tale of Tattered Edges by Vanessa Hurst


Covid. The Floods in Eastern Kentucky. The War in Ukraine. Records Heat Waves in Europe. Monkeypox. Inflation Across the Globe. Do I need to go on? I didn't think so. Take a deep breath. Let quiet enter your being. Breathe out. Read on. As the Mayan Calendar heralded an end to an epoch on December 21, 2012, we welcomed in a brave new world. But, we...

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Freedom By Starita Boyce Ansari, Ph.D


The Charter for Compassion has a new strategic partner, The New 3Rs. Today's guest author is Dr. M. Starita Boyce Ansari, founder The New 3Rs. Dr. Ansari is a scholar in the field of economics of discrimination and education inequity. Her work has been recognized by The Ford Foundation, The W. K. Kellogg Foundation, and numerous institutions. As th...

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Do you want to be Right, or Happy? by Olivia McIvor


It was 10:30 in the evening. I sat rather exhausted outside the Atlanta airport on a bench, soaking up waves of the Georgian humidity. The only aspiration I had at this point was anticipating the hotel shuttle picking me up. Marty, another jet-lagged passenger, shuffled his way over to the vacant seat beside me and sat down. I was on my way to spea...

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Helping Middle School Kids Make Better Decisions by Barbara Kerr


"Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms--to choose one's attitude in any set of circumstances, to choose one's own way. ----Victor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning  In the 1980s, in an agricultural county in central California, teen pregnancy rates were soaring off the charts. Parents and educators ...

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Juneteenth: Other or Brother? ~Deconstructing the myth of America by Barbara Kaufmann


The shadow side of human nature springs from defense mechanisms deeply embedded in biology and psychology. Not an abstract at all, the shadow is the expression of the dark side of the human ego. Very few people meet circumstances in their lives that cause them to conquer the wildness of their own ego. However, the dissolution of the human ego is ta...

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