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Three Ways to Be a Better Listener

Tani Brown | Posted 05.30.2014 | Travel
Tani Brown

Respond, don't react. Rather than listening with the intent of speaking, listen with absolutely zero intention other than discovery. Don't react to what you hear, but respond to it at a later time.

Comfortably Uncomfortable

Tani Brown | Posted 03.23.2014 | College
Tani Brown

"I'm so sorry." Let me start with these three words. We've all been in this situation. Someone suffers a tragic loss, hardship, difficulty. In this m...

The Honor of Aging

Tani Brown | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Tani Brown

Being a mere 237 years old, America doesn't know what to do with the aged. Obsessed with the new and the young, it sends the old away to fade and die in homes; surrounded by people they neither love nor recognize.

25 Things I Want Myself to Know at 25

Mary Schmidt | Posted 10.27.2013 | College
Mary Schmidt

1. Most of the time, you don't know anything about anything. That was true when you were 15 and that will be true when you are 65. You do, however, know how to be a good person and you know how to follow your heart. Keep doing that and you'll be just fine.

The Sweetness of Solitude

Tani Brown | Posted 10.25.2013 | College
Tani Brown

In my twenties I feel the freedom of this self-actualization. It's learning how to cook to feed myself. It's watching the news to form an opinion. I'm developing an enduring philosophy for life, and enjoying the sweetness of solitude. Thank you, Ms. Creasy.

When Truth Is Revealed

Tani Brown | Posted 08.19.2013 | College
Tani Brown

For me, religion is not about telling another person what to do, and I feel many practices need clarity. For me, it is about balancing my center. My family and my grandmother Rodell's ring are my center. They are the things I will forever come back to.

Finding Your Way Home

Tani Brown | Posted 06.18.2013 | College
Tani Brown

Being in my early twenties is essentially like being a nomad. Sometimes when I feel lost, I lie down and shut my eyes, and I go Home. I know it's where I'll find my family, my dogs and my belongings.

On the Examination of Love

Tani Brown | Posted 04.25.2013 | College
Tani Brown

When I was in college, I was madly in love with love. I saw a glimpse of both my best and my worst self, driven by the thrilling vulnerability of meeting someone that could love both the good and bad parts of me.

Why You Shouldn't Be Afraid

Tani Brown | Posted 03.18.2013 | College
Tani Brown

I can only recall a few times in my life when I've failed in a way I was proud of. Things just didn't go right, but I was glad they happened.

The Power of Conviction

Tani Brown | Posted 02.10.2013 | College
Tani Brown

I wholly believe in mastering the big four: Thank You, I Love You, I Forgive You, and I'm Sorry. But these actions are almost meaningless without conviction.

Three Ways for Twenty-Somethings to Be Happier

Tani Brown | Posted 01.09.2013 | College
Tani Brown

Being 24 is nice -- I feel the good sense of becoming older and having a much better sense of who and where I am in my twenties. I'm still lost, but now in a calculated way.