Making A Difference

Many who want to make a difference often don’t get beyond their desire to make a difference. There tends to be a gap between what people say they want to do and what they actually accomplish. It’s in their hearts to benefit others but they get lost somewhere in the gap. Fortunately, to make a difference we need only keep it simple and natural. Evidence (and our basic intuition) points to how these three simple actions can provide us ways to make a difference––When we have clarity about what we want to be involved in, when we engage with others and with our natural … Continue reading

Healing the Divide through Narrative Medicine

“There is perhaps apocryphal story that Dale Carnegie related about Abraham Lincoln. One of Lincoln’s advisors was recommending a man for inclusion in his cabinet, and Lincoln said no. “I don’t like his face.” Lincoln reportedly said. Horrified, his advisor said, “But he’s not responsible for his face!” Lincoln replied. “Every man over forty is responsible for his face!” Lincoln understood that over the course of our lives, we create and recreate ourselves in a way consistent with our stories about ourselves and the world around us.” ­– Thom Hartman, Taken from Lewis Mehl-Madrona’s foreword to Narrative Medicine: The Use … Continue reading