How the Resistance is Giving Us Meaning

What is to give light must endure burning. ~Viktor Frankl The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. ~Pablo Picasso During WWII, a promising young jewish psychotherapist named Viktor Frankl was given an opportunity to escape the Nazis. He had obtained a passport - a … Continue reading How the Resistance is Giving Us Meaning

2017: The Year of the Woman

I am done being polite. And I am done being politically correct. I am mad as hell. ~San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz It occurred to me as I scrolled through images of the mayor of San Juan wading through sewage with a bullhorn. 2017 is the year of the woman. And not for the … Continue reading 2017: The Year of the Woman

Don’t Underestimate Your Political Power

Years ago, a woman named Harriet sat down at a table with pen and paper, and wrote a story that would change the world. Because she had been published before, the publisher of a weekly magazine was willing to take a chance on her and publish her story in installments. Still, he was skeptical – … Continue reading Don’t Underestimate Your Political Power

Everyday People Make the Best Revolutionaries

This iconic image of Tank Man was captured by Jeff Widener for AP One person can make a difference, and everyone should try. ~John F. Kennedy   On a summer day in 1989, a man became world famous. We still don’t know who he is. In the summer of 1989, pro-democracy protestors occupied Tiananmen Square in … Continue reading Everyday People Make the Best Revolutionaries

Be the Inspiration

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. ~John Quincy Adams You never know when you're someone else's inspiration. In 1963, a group of women protested (in the rain) in front of the Kennedy White House. They were there on behalf of Women Strike … Continue reading Be the Inspiration

Nothing is Impossible

I always have a comfortable feeling that nothing is impossible if one applies a certain amount of energy in the right direction. ~ Nellie Bly Today is Deborah Sampson day in Massachusetts. She's not exactly a household name, so you're probably wondering who on earth she was. Well, she was a soldier. In the Revolutionary … Continue reading Nothing is Impossible