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17 Nov 2018

7 Ways to Be Kind When You Really Don’t Want To
Tuesday was World Kindness day, a day for people around the world to reflect on what kindness means, and ways they’ve received and shown kindness. A lot of people celebrate by practicing “random acts of kindness,” like paying for the person behind you in the toll lane, leaving a hefty tip in your hotel room when you check out, or giving someone your seat on a crowded train. I have joyful...
29 Aug 2018

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Dear Clients, Colleagues, Supporters & Friends, When I opened The Vernā Myers Company twenty years ago, my goal was to help our clients become more inclusive and diverse. We dedicated ourselves to working with organizations that shared our vision. It is with great pride that I can say each and everyone of you fit that description, enabling us to all grow together. Those of you ...
08 Jun 2018

FOR THOSE OF US LEFT BEHIND: CARRY ON IN PEACE By Vernā Myers Today we woke up to the news that Anthony Bourdain committed suicide. We are still processing Kate Spade taking her own life three days ago and yesterday the CDC informed us that U.S. suicide rates are up 25% since 1999. https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/07/health/suicide-report-cdc/index.html Suicide is something that is ...
05 Jun 2018

SCOTUS Backs the Baker, Sam B Drops the C-Word, Starbucks Gets a Star, and What’s up with Roseanne Barr?
Over the past week, we’ve seen one news story after another on the subject of intolerance, from Starbucks’ day of racial awareness teach-in, to ABC’s quick decision to pull the plug on Roseanne, to yesterday’s Supreme Court Decision in Masterpiece Cake Shop vs. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. And on top of all that, there was Samantha Bee’s use of the C-word to describe Ivanka Trump! ...
21 May 2018

I have a royal wedding hangover because I jumped right in with nothing but well wishes for Prince Harry and his bride Meghan Markle, now titled, her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Sussex. We were taken into their fairytale, then the Duke and Duchess, lead by Bishop Michael Curry, took Queen Elizabeth and hundreds of millions of people across the world, many for the first time, somewhere ...
17 May 2018

Peace is a Process—and it’s Crazy
60 Palestinians killed, more than 1700 injured, and most were unarmed. For the past few days, I’ve been trying to comprehend the violence that broke out once again between Israelis and Palestinians, this time in response to the opening of the new US embassy in Jerusalem. It felt surreal to be watching the ceremony of officials smiling and applauding the embassy when, at that exact moment...