5 Keys to Creating Connection in a Divided World

In this recording of one of our Big Leap Bridge classes, Yancy Wright presents some powerful communication tools to help us unravel our triggers and use conscious listening in order to find ways to create authentic connection rather than being …

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If You Can Say It, You Can Feel It

If You Can Say It, You Can Feel It Some scientists believe we have infinite emotions, so long as we can name them.

By Melissa Dahl  @melissadahl

Sometime last year, I came across the word hangxiety, a neologism for hangover-induced …

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Authenticity: More Powerful Than Concealing The Truth

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by Yancy Wright

Have you ever felt uncomfortable in your own skin? Pretending to be something or someone that we aren’t can be uncomfortable and exhausting. Most of the time we aren’t …

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Ditching Performance Reviews for Authentic Conversations

By: Chris Marcell Murchison, M.Ed.,
Vice President Staff Development and Culture at HopeLab

Performance management has a bad rap. Mention the topic and a common reaction is “Ugh!” followed by anecdotes of unfair reviews, reviews that never happened, 360s gone …

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Calling Girls This Word May Seem Harmless — But Why Are Boys Never Called It?

For every girl who holds back from raising her hand in class, who stops herself from raising her voice, or who doubts herself and what she’s capable of: This video is for you.

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How I created the best cancer treatment plan for me by embodying authenticity and response-ability

Hi. My name is Suz. I live in Portland, Oregon. 3 months ago, I was
diagnosed with breast cancer and I was scared. I went to go see the doctor,
the breast cancer team, about my treatment. I was imagining …

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EMT uses authenticity and response-ability to defuse a tense situation


Hi. I’m Gavin Wight; I’m a former EMT. I’ve done a lot of work as a First
Responder and doing event security. I want to share with you the value of
authenticity and responsibility.

In my experience when I’m …

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New Research: Keeping Secrets Weighs You Down

Do you keep secrets? Are you sure? Do you have any big ones locked away, elephants you’ve hidden so well that you don’t even see them any more?

Well, if you do, you’ve probably got a harder life. The physical …

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Tell It Like It Is

Author, meditation teacher and founder of the Dharana Institute, Sally Kempton explores lying and truth-telling:

“On a 1 to 10 scale, with polite lies (“No, that dress doesn’t make you look fat”) at the low end, and outrageous, destructive lies… …

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The Gift of Social Media: More Transparent Professionals

With the rise of social media, the “Old Professional” – characterized by controlling the message and centralizing power – is rapidly becoming an endangered species, and is making way for a new, more open and transparent style of Professional.

In …

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