Candle Queen

Candle Queen Call her the Candle Queen who’s shining a light and sharing the stories of amazing women! Ianthe Mauro is fluent in the language of candles. Whatever the shape or scent, candles are a perfect metaphor for what Ianthe is all about — bringing light and love to our troubled world. Sound familiar? It’s…

America Talks

When America Talks, people listen. At least that’s the goal of what is described as a weekend of connection in the midst of deep division. This Saturday and Sunday, June 12th and 13th, Americans will talk one-on-one, face-to-face on video across our political divides. I will be one of them. As a member of the…

Front Row Seat to History

She not only had a front row seat to history, she was a ground-breaking participant. And she is still breaking glass ceilings and making significant contributions to our world. Sonia Jarvis is a Yale-educated legal scholar who has blazed trails in courtrooms, in classrooms, in civil rights arenas and even basketball arenas. She was the…

Rising Above With Joy

Scott Hamilton’s life is a master class in how to rise above with joy. Many know him from his iconic career as an Olympic and world figure skating champion — and that backflip he made famous. He holds a whopping 70 titles. He’s also in both the U.S. Olympic and World Figure Skating Halls of…

You Are Not Alone

If there is one message to get across to those struggling with mental illness, it is this: You Are Not Alone. As I write this, my daughter is attending the funeral of a 25 year-old friend who took his life. I did not know the young man, but I know he was deeply loved by…