Honoring our feelings isn't about being self-absorbed or arrogant -- it's really about being true to ourselves, honest about how we feel, and willing to engage in authentic conversations with other people. So why can it be so challenging for us to honor our own feelings?
The decision to force University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan's resignation has rightfully been met with anger and dismay, especially coming from a university that prides itself on trust and honor.
The heavy and handsome gold medal was presented at a ceremony at the New Zealand Embassy by a terrific man, Ambassador Mike Moore. I am grateful, and pleased I got through the ceremony without crying, passing out, or tripping.
When sex is hidden in the shadows -- when it's something you can't talk about (but you can brag about) -- it easily becomes one more tool of domination, wrapped in an unspeakable shame that preserves its secrecy.
Anyone can freeze in the moment. But of course the real question is what would we have done in the minutes and hours and days and weeks and months and years following the event like the one Mike McQueary witnessed.
When Victoria Delong, who served in the U.S. Cultural Affairs Office in Port-au-Prince died in Haiti during its devastating earthquake last January, it was left up to her agency to decide whether and how to honor her.