“Businesses can change the world more effectively than politics can.” Anne Biging, founder of Healing Hotels of the World and the HEALING SUMMIT We deeply believe that’s true. Not only because from an objective point of view it doesn’t seem to be very fair to leave it to some of the planet’s leaders to solve [...]

By |March 24th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Extending Compassion

Extending Compassion to Ourselves and the Planet: Can Meditation Help? This is a critical time in our planetary history. More and more key leaders are acknowledging the need for a fundamental shift in our conscious awareness from one of individualism to that of interconnectedness.  This sense of unity and interconnection fosters compassion, healing us from [...]

By |January 23rd, 2017|News|Comments Off on Extending Compassion

Our Life is Sacred

May you awaken like the sun at daybreak, ready to make your sacred offering. Set forth with delight, like a pilgrim on his journey. O heroic one, move forward with resolve to make this sacred offering of yourself to life. May you plant the banner of victory in the service of humankind. Source: Rigveda, the [...]

By |January 20th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Mr. Kanoria – “Humble as a child”

This past September, while in New York City, I had the pleasure of sitting with Hemant Kanoria, Chairman and Managing Director of Srei Infrastructure Finance, Ltd., and Trustee of the Kanoria Foundation, which holds a total asset base of nearly 10 billion US dollars. I was struck by how joyfully he studied the menu, totally [...]

By |December 1st, 2016|News|0 Comments

Nadia Murad Awarded Prestigious Peace Prize

Nadia Murad’s impact as a human rights activist has caught international attention for the victims of human trafficking and other brutal deeds of the Islamic State. On the 10th of October 2016, Yazidi survivors, Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar, were presented with the forth Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize by European leaders in Strasbourg, [...]

By |November 8th, 2016|News|0 Comments

We All Deserve Peace

“Being a survivor of genocide comes with great responsibility – for I am the lucky one”, says Nadia Murad Basee Taha. In September, Anne Biging, CEO of Healing Hotels of the World, and the entire audience at Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Intiative in New York, held their breath in the presence of Nadia – [...]

By |October 19th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Leadership ABCs – The Little Things Make a Big Difference

There are a finite number of key insights or teachings that I use regularly in my work with individuals and with groups. These are basic practices that carried the day with the original client and that continue to improve workplace functionality and catalyze increased productivity for individuals and teams across a broad spectrum of sectors [...]

By |July 27th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Sustainable Producers – the Ups and Downs

While walking down the streets of Kreuzberg in Berlin the other day, I noticed that a lot of “green stores” have been popping up. More vegetarian and vegan cafes, more eco-friendly clothing, fair trade products and upcycling stores have set up shop. This “green trend” isn’t only growing in Berlin, but all over the world. [...]

By |July 7th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Baby Steps Toward Sustainability

The other day I was helping a friend move to his new home. Once I arrived in the empty apartment, I realized that he still had a lot of work ahead of him. He would need kitchenware, towels, bedsheets, toiletries, cleaning supplies and of course furniture. This got me thinking about possible sustainable alternatives. Why [...]

By |June 29th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Has Feminism Failed?

...and does it need a radical rethink? Last month I saw the movie Suffragette with a couple of girlfriends. We were left with enormous gratitude for the fight that those early lady foot soldiers of the Feminist movement made so that we could earn the right to vote, to work (not just labor), to have [...]

By |June 27th, 2016|News|0 Comments