11 Jan 2020

Kindness on the Fly
I’ve been traveling incessantly these past few months, spending hours in airports and hotels and zipping around by train, plane and automobile. I’ve always been fascinated by how human beings approach travel, and what it reveals about who we are and how we choose to show up in the world. Many of us are not at our best when we’re traveling—to say the least. Like, if someone was followi...

10 Jan 2020

Connect with people that are not like you, so that you can be more aware of what their life is like so you don’t miss them! Vernā teaches us that we must notice difference in order to create opportunities and move diversity forward. We have to notice who isn’t included at the table so that we can make room for them at the table. She teaches “difference conscious” and “differ...

12 Nov 2019

With the Adults Behaving Badly, Thank God for the Young Folks
It seems like lately the media is full of news about adults behaving badly. From the stories of sexual harassment and victimization of girls and women, to shootings and hate crimes, to sniping and name-calling by our elected officials. It’s disheartening and exhausting. But every time I’m feeling beaten down by how entrenched and resistant the inequitable status quo is, some young per...

27 Aug 2019

That’s it: I’m Calling a Summer Ceasefire
Summer is usually a time for relaxing, taking vacations, and downshifting into a more mellow state of mind. But you’d never know it if you turned on the news or logged on to social media right now. People are shouting at politicians in restaurants, protesting in the streets, barking at each other on cable news talk shows, and trading jabs in endless Facebook debates. We may not be fighti...

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 ...