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Guest Post – Unconscious Bias: The Pyramid Principle – How to Achieve Successful Dialogue About Bias

Guest Post Author: Sondra Thiederman, Ph.D. I remember some years ago sitting in my hotel room in Cairo, feet up on the sill, gazing out the window at one of the most amazing sights on the planet: the Great Pyramid of Cheops. Looming in the mist, it was grander and more elegant than its likeness in … Continue reading

For Earth Day 2019, Be Kind to Mother Earth and to Each Other

In a world where you can be anything, why not be kind? The 49th annual celebration of Earth Day will happen on Monday, April 22, 2019. This year’s theme, adopted by members of the Earth Day Network is  Protect Our Species. My focus for this Earth Day is to encourage everyone, and I do mean … Continue reading

During This Holy Week Let’s “Unbury the Peace”

Unburying the Peace Let us pray for peace Peace at home and Peace around the world. If only we did not inflict on others What we did not wish done to us. If we could bury hostility and hatred, racism and rancor Bury jealousy, injustice and vengefulness Destroy the evil doer’s full-time helpers Rob them … Continue reading

Guest Post – Diversity & Inclusion: Are You Willing to Change Your Mind?

Guest Post Author: Sondra Thiederman, Ph.D.   I really do like being right – most people do. For my two cents, that’s OK; being right about something feels good, it gives us confidence, and is great for our egos. Being wrong, on the other hand, can leave us downcast and discouraged. This pain of being … Continue reading

Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day – 2019

Every year March is designated Women’s History Month by a presidential proclamation. The month is set aside to honor women’s contributions in American history. Like African American and other historically underrepresented groups, women’s contributions and accomplishments to our nation have been overlooked until recently and consequently omitted from mainstream culture and historical references. In February … Continue reading

Black History: Support and Love

“To be standing here, representing one of the greatest artists of all time – James Baldwin, is a little surreal.  James Baldwin birthed this baby and Barry nurtured her, surrounded her with so much love and support. So it’s appropriate for me to be standing here because I am an example of what it looks … Continue reading

The Temper Tantrum

By the time most children reach the ripe old age of five years, they have had one or more temper tantrums.  “Temper tantrums are a way a young child lets out strong emotions before he or she is able to express them in socially acceptable ways,” according to Stanford Children’s Health. “Although a child may … Continue reading

Numbers: Our Growing Aging Population

70 is the new 40! Continue reading

For Me, An Hour of Code 2018 Is All About Blockchain

It’s the first week of December and An Hour of Code activities across the United States and around the world are well underway. As a reminder, An Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week. This year, Computer Science Education Week 2018 is December 3 thru 9, however, you can host … Continue reading

Numbers: Breast Cancer Awareness – 1 in 8

It’s the first week of October and the fall foliage is in bloom! Various shades of red, yellow, purple, black, orange, magenta, blue and brown are included in the count of deciduous trees’ autumn leaf colors. One color that may be more prominent in your environment during the month of October is pink! The pink … Continue reading