Friday, March 20, 2020

Being Mindful of Meditation

I am learning more and more about the advantages of meditation, especially as it pertains to leadership. Having recently finished Wherever You Go There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn and having watched the two short videos below, I am sold on the beauty and benefits of meditation. And, after you watch the videos below, I hope you might be enticed to give meditation a try. Be patient with yourself; it does take practice.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Meet Derreck Kayongo

I had a wonderful opportunity to meet Derreck and write about our interview. Click here to read the article recently published in Montessori Life.

From the opening paragraphs of the article:

Derreck Kayongo is an entrepreneur and the former CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. He founded the Global Soap Project (now acquired by Clean the World), a humanitarian aid organization for collecting discarded and unused soap from thousands of hotels worldwide, reprocessing it, then distributing it to in-need populations around the world. The organization battled global health issues in 90 countries, and hygiene-related diseases, and the resulting deaths have dissipated in many at-risk communities.

Kayongo will be the closing keynote speaker at the Montessori Event 2020, March 12–15, in Dallas ( In his talk, “Harnessing Your Power to Create Change,” he will share his visionary ideas about creating an environment in which everyone is empowered to thrive.

His TEDx Talk that will give you a great introduction to him and his special work.