September 15, 2014

Check here for a weekly list of what Brad and Irwin are reading and watching. A virtual bedside table, The Week in Wisdom offers the books, movies, articles, programs and more that shape how Brad and Irwin look at the world.

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1 Heading to Havana This Week

Posted September 15, 2014

Heading to Havana This Week

Twenty years ago this week marks the arrival of more than 30,000 Cubans in the U.S. And while it was not planned this way, it also marks my first trip to the island nation. I am traveling under a special provision of both U.S. and Cuban law which allows for delegations traveling for religious and humanitarian purposes. Read More

2 No Limits - A Dancer is Courage Personified

Posted September 15, 2014

No Limits - A Dancer is Courage Personified

There are so many viral videos and posts online that are trivial, cynical or tastelessly titillating and then there are those that are inspiring. These inspiring stories, sacred stories, almost like contemporary Scripture, remind us of who we are and how we can be. I don’t know the story of the young man in this video clip, but I do know that he witnesses with his life the character strengths and virtues central to a flourishing life – Courage, Resilience, Grit, Audacity, Power, Creativity, Hope… Read More

3 Survival of the Kindest

Posted September 15, 2014

Survival of the Kindest

Forget Survival of the fittest. Or, even better, imagine redefining “fittest” as “kindest”. That’s the goal of the Compassion Games — going on now until September 21st. They even have a pretty decent theme song by Dina Rae, which you can listen to below. Read More