The first step towards community belonging and global tolerance for other worldviews or lifestyles than your own involve finding common ground on a mutually-shared core set of values. 

“Seek first to understand, then to be understood,” according to the Stephen Covey’s ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People.’ I know my own consciousness has been enhanced by the sharing and collaboration of ideas with my college team mates and those with differing opinions; especially my fellow global citizens.  Tapping into this Universal source has one requirement for admissions: to be receptive to embracing others through our faith-centers, professional organizations, educational settings, and family environments.  We center ourselves around prayer, meditation, yoga, or a myriad of other techniques or practices which may be culturally and religiously relevant to you. 

Cultural awareness of our fellow Americans; immigrants and native-born is essential to the ‘Art of Living’ with a keen focus on pro-actively understanding the diversity within ourselves and others.  

The engagement first begins on our home turf; with your own First Family or extended family.  

January 20th marks a crucial transition on the path to global citizenship through the dynamics of our democratic process. 

You will achieve more but only by working together as one.  The Universe will empower you to be your best, but the first step is to Ask before we can Receive.

We welcome our 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump as we strive towards a New American Century.  We know it will be an extraordinary four years and season of transformation for us all. 

-Mark Adam Publishing 2017

The Art of Compassion is painted with a broad stroke of many colours.”

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As a proud graduate of California State University, Chico with an earned BA degree in International Relations, Master of Arts degree in Public Policy, and a past study abroad participant at the University of Tuebingen, education has always been up front and center in both our family and my professional career. My blogging project is an eclectic work in progress and intended to increase global awareness through selections and stories of my studies and travels. As future global citizens we can seek first to understand one another through word pictures and engage our collective creative intellects to change our community; one blog at a time.

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