UPCOMING EVENTS

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Architects of Change Live: Join Maria in Conversation with Al Gore

Architects of Change Live: Join Maria in Conversation with Al Gore

MARIA SHRIVER + AL GORE
7:40pm PT, July 27 — Facebook Live

Stay tuned for Maria’s upcoming Architects of Change Live conversation with former Vice President Al Gore about climate change and the release of his new film, An Inconvenient Sequel. Producer Richard Berge will also join. Conversation will be streamed live on Maria’s Facebook page.

 

MARIA SHRIVER + SHARON SALZBERG
11am PT, July 28 — Facebook Live

Join Maria as she sits down with best-selling author and meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg, author of the new book Real Love: The Art of Mindful ConnectionConversation will be streamed live on Maria’s Facebook page.

 

Watch our full archive of Architects of Change Live videos here.

The Power of Boredom, Breaks and Creativity

The Power of Boredom, Breaks and Creativity

I’ve been thinking a lot this week about the pillars of the society I want to live in. The society I want to work in. The society I want to grow old in.

Love, as I wrote last week, is the guiding principle of that society. There are several other principles as well, which I’ll get to over the next few weeks. But today, on Father’s Day, I want to focus on the concept of kindness.

Kindness, I believe, is one of the most important qualities that we can have. It’s what can lead us out of our current atmosphere, which is anything but kind.

We rarely recognize kindness as a form of strength, but it is. It takes strength to lead your life from a place of kindness — whether you are leading as a father, an elected official, a teacher, a CEO, or as someone in some other role.

Being kind starts with being kind to yourself. You know that inner voice that so often berates you and everyone around you? That voice that tells you that you’re not working hard enough? That you’re not keeping up? That says, ‘Who do you think you are’? Well, when that voice finishes berating you, it comes out of your mouth and reaches everyone around you.

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