Tag: Angela Merkel


Wealth, Holiday Habits and ISIS: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (Dec. 7-11), we explored the emotional process of anticipating a major loss, the concern some feel about how to greet others at holiday time, the fear response achieved by terrorists, the competing priorities in our end-of-year schedules, the philanthropic announcement from a tech billionaire… and more. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   Grieving Loss Before a Death – Matt Gewirtz I foolishly thought burying my almost 91-year old father would have been easier than what my siblings......

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As 'Person of the Year,' Who Would You Choose?

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: The newly announced choice for TIME magazine’s “Person of the Year” is Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, for her crisis management as a leader who opened doors as other nations closed theirs. If the final selection were yours to make, who would you say “affected the world” most in 2015? I invite you to think about which individual you truly believe has had the most impact on our society – negative or positive – and leave a comment here about who, and why. Watch......

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Trust, Tears and Creativity: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (July 20-24), we discussed how trust is really a two-way street, how walking offers a shortcut to creativity, how compassionate gestures can retain credibility and how gun violence keeps locking our country into paralysis instead of a commitment to problem-solve. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   Don’t You Trust Me? – Brad Hirschfield How many times have I – or my wife, or most any parent I know – heard the words, “Don’t you trust me?” from......

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The German Chancellor and the Crying Refugee

In the midst of a very eventful summer for the European Union, German Chancellor Angela Merkel recently found that she’d unexpectedly gone viral on YouTube. During Merkel’s otherwise pedestrian TV appearance on Good Living in Germany, a 13-year-old Palestinian refugee named Reem asked a heartbreaking question about facing deportation from Germany to her native Lebanon. When Merkel noticed the girl cry, she reached out to console her, saying that she’d done well. But the moderator took exception, saying this was not about doing well, but about Reem’s anxiety. Merkel insisted she was......

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