This is Wellness
Apr 20, 2020
1. Get centered at the beginning of the day
Before you pick up your phone or check your ‘to do’ list, get centered. You can do this in many ways, such as prayer, meditation, journaling, or looking at the sunrise.
2. Create a Routine
For some people losing their daily...
Aug 5, 2020
Remarks of Janet Thompson Jackson
U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site
March 24, 2017
An Immigrant’s Road to a More Perfect Union
I first want to thank the chair of the...
Oct 19, 2020
Even as I write this I’m in the process of practicing self-compassion. My morning didn’t begin as planned and that led to my schedule being off. In my rush to catch up while grabbing my first meal of the day, I ended up spilling most of my food on my papers...
Nov 17, 2020
Start with yourself.
Choosing kindness is not always easy and often requires strength and courage.
Choosing kindness does not mean abandoning truth. It does not mean simply telling someone what they want to hear. It means standing firmly in your truth and...
Dec 14, 2020
We all need touch. If we are fortunate, as newborns we experience the calming touch of loved ones. Throughout our lives, touch is a primary way we bond with others. Medical studies tell us that physical touch triggers the release of the “feel good”...
Dec 31, 2020
I’m sure you’ve heard that most adults need 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night to function optimally. Not surprisingly, most people do not get nearly that amount on a regular basis. Here are some reasons you may want to make...
Feb 13, 2021
I recently began violin lessons after not playing the instrument for over 30 years. In my excitement I promised myself that I would practice at least 30 minutes every day. That lasted the first week and then life and work interfered with my plans. When I...
Mar 25, 2021
The number of deaths from racial hate crimes has surged in the United States. Violent attacks against Asian Americans continue to rise. Most recently a mass shooter in Atlanta targeted Asian-owned businesses and killed eight people, including six Asian women. ...
May 24, 2021
A letter to my colleagues: