I think my Root Chakra just popped open. What a revelation! I have been feeling very weird lately and I have found one way to understand it. Through divine intervention, I have just become financially stable – not rich, just free of financial worries – and it is a VERY NEW feeling for me. So new that I’m struggling to adapt and accept my … Continue reading The Root Chakra did it.
9 Historical Arabs who Traveled the World by Yasmil Helal is an inspiring read. It is thought-provoking to learn these adventurers preceded or assisted the European explorers that we study in Western education. Seems to me that we need a new history curriculum… Fundamentally, these adventurers were seeking knowledge rather than economic exploitation. I wish I could find the books they’ve written…. Yasmil writes “Here are some … Continue reading Arab world Adventurers – my inspiration
For various clients, I have developed a lecture on the importance of Intercultural Leadership Skills for all the parties living along China’s massive Belt and Road Initiative – the “rebirth” of the land and sea Silk Roads. This book is an excellent analysis of how that label came to be used, and how China’s plans are but a continuation of an ancient trading imperative. More … Continue reading The Silk Roads – A New History of the World by Peter Frankopan
There are two Maldives: one for the tourists and one for the local Maldivians who work – mostly – for the visitors. I had the great good fortune to be attached to the second – spending 10 days with the wonderful people at Maldives National University. Male, where MNU has its main campus, is a congested and cramped city crammed onto a tiny island. It … Continue reading Two Maldives