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DEVON FRANKLIN & MEAGAN GOODE
Waiting for Marriage

GWYNETH PALTROW & DR. ROBERTA BRINTON, PhD.
Brain Health from the Inside Out

MARTHA BECK
A Conscious Class in Our Lifetime

JAMIE LEE CURTIS
Becoming Creatively On Fire

RUSSELL SIMMONS
Mind-First Business

PATRICK KENNEDY
America’s Mental Health is Everyone’s Problem

ANDY PUDDICOMBE, FOUNDER HEADSPACE
Saving the World: One Brain at a Time

GLENNON DOYLE MELTON
Finding Your Voice

BLAKE MYCOSKIE, TOMS FOUNDER
One for One: Business for Good

NBC NEWS REPORTING

THE WOMEN’S CONFERENCE VIDEOS

THE WOMEN’S
CONFERENCE VIDEOS

MARIA SHRIVER

FORMER FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA

FORMER FIRST LADY LAURA BUSH

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Maria and Eunice Shriver:
The Gift My Mother Gave Me

2012 USC Annenberg School for
Communication Commencement Address

Oprah & Maria Shriver:
The “Paycheck to Paycheck” Town Hall

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If You’re Looking to Strengthen Your Family, This Message Is For You.

If You’re Looking to Strengthen Your Family, This Message Is For You.

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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