More than being aware, mindfulness is often thought of as a state of being fully in the present moment, free from habitual reactions, conclusions and judgments. This can come in handy when we are in situations that we can't change.
As I watched my sons being born, I knew our generation must be a generation to take on the responsibility of fatherhood. We need to care about women giving birth to the next generation. We need to be involved with our children from the moment they take their first breath.
During a blizzard in Kiev, Ukraine last month, director Ben Moses attended a screening of his film A Whisper To A Roar. As he made his way to the theater, he wondered if this wasn't a little crazy and if anyone would fight through the cold and snow to come see the film.
Here is the thing -- what is reality? Seriously. I'm not trying to be esoteric, metaphysical, philosophical or transcendental, honestly. But I have come to see that my view of reality is skewed -- distorted and one-sided
The future of the CAR is naturally uncertain. For the country to become capable of controlling its destiny and asserting its sovereignty by preventing armed militias from entering its land, Séléka must avoid the mistakes of its predecessor.
A beautiful and recognizable face is in the likes of Kandyse McClure. From the age of 19, we've seen that face displaying her on camera talent through her eyes and expression -- through acting and an excellent job of it.
Until recently Tunisia was considered to be a minor league and relatively underexplored venue in Africa's rapidly expanding oil & gas scene. This situation has quickly changed with new bid rounds and forced relinquishments creating an opportunity for new companies to come in.
The Global Fund's replenishment this year is another important chance to gather resources to advance the work we are doing in Zimbabwe and the work that many others are doing around the world.
Me with Oakland International Film Festival Director David Roach Photo Credit Harp Home can mean many things and we all return home one way or anoth...
He was a friend of Beat poet Allen Ginsberg, and close to Andy Warhol too, painting alongside the Pop master in the 1980s with Jen-Michel Basquiat. B...
There have been many articles written about the voluntourism industry in recent years. Often authors aggressively attack the idea. But what we keep finding however, is that few of these articles give practical ideas to passionate young people who want to make a difference.
Malaria, I realized, was truly sucking the lifeblood out of Africa. I had to do something about it.
As we recently celebrated World Water Day and approach Mother's Day, we are aware of the struggles women face around the world. Imagine, for a moment, the lifecycle of a rural African woman without access to clean water.
It's hard to forget the first time you glimpse the massive granite walls that hem Yosemite Valley or see big, fuzzy bison grazing in a Yellowstone mea...
A few posts ago, I presented my readers with "Trouble in Paradise(s)" a broadly-written summary of all the places in the world LGBTQ travelers should ...