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August 2011 Archives

Steve Jobs: Best Dad in the Whole World

posted by BJ Gallagher

I met Steve Jobs about 20 years ago when a Silicon Valley headhunter called me regarding a job opportunity at NeXT, the new computer company Jobs had founded after he left Apple in the ’80s. NeXT was growing and Jobs […]

Marie Lawson Fiala: The Healing Power of Prayer and a Mother’s Love

posted by BJ Gallagher

“There’s no place on the map called ‘Safe,’” a wise therapist friend told me many years ago, and her words came back to me as I read Marie Lawson Fiala’s new book, Letters from a Distant Shore. Her story reminds […]

She Had to be Willing to Die Before She Could Live

posted by BJ Gallagher

“The term ‘homosexual’ is really a misnomer when it comes to lesbians,” Kristin Katalin told me when we sat down to talk recently. “The more appropriate term would be ‘homoemotional.’ For most of us, it isn’t about sex so much […]

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What Would Jesus Say to Mitt Romney?
    My heart sank when I heard Mitt Romney's videotaped comments to a group of  wealthy campaign donors. I so wanted to believe that he's a good, kind, spiritual man - even though I disagree with his politics. I think Jesus' heart must have sunk, too, to hear such cold, condemning words from the

posted 2:25:54am Sep. 19, 2012 | read full post »

This July 4th, We Need a "Declaration of Interdependence"
On Viet Nam Moratorium Day in 1969, UCLA professor Warren H. Schmidt sat down to his morning writing. What flowed onto paper was a parable he titled "Is It Always Right to Be Right?" In it he examined the divisiveness that was tearing our country apart in the '60s: Counterculture versus Establishmen

posted 4:39:02pm Jul. 02, 2012 | read full post »

Big Lessons from the Best Little Publishing House on the Planet
"If you ever publish with another house, you'll be disappointed," literary agent Julie Hill told me. "Berrett-Koehler has spoiled you." We were both at a cocktail party in San Francisco, celebrating the fourth anniversary of Berret-Koehler, a small publisher with a big mission: "Creating a World tha

posted 1:43:22am Jun. 25, 2012 | read full post »

Street Dharma: Teaching Meditation to the Homeless
A few months ago, I met a man named Kiley Jon Clark who teaches meditation to the homeless in San Antonio, Texas. My curiosity piqued, I asked him to tel

posted 4:30:12pm Nov. 04, 2011 | read full post »

Byron Katie: "Who Would You Be Without Your Story?"
Stories. We all have them: "My father was a critical perfectionist and I was never good enough to please him." "My mother was jealous and competed with me." "My father is an alcoholic." "My mother beat me." "My children don't respect me." "My ex is a jerk." "I'm too fat." "I was a bad mother." "I'm

posted 5:10:04am Oct. 15, 2011 | read full post »


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