My name is Neil and I believe social media, our most powerful tool for connecting, has resulted in our becoming less emotionally connected than ever before.

Fortunately, we have the tools needed to create change.

On this site you’ll find stories, resources, trainings and a touch of humor to help us embrace what we have been taught to ignore; Our connectedness and ability to love all beings, without exception. This is what happens when we have the courage to Try Being Human.

Message In a Bottle – Part One

Dear Friends, At this moment I am sitting on a palm-fringed beach in Koh Tao, a small island on the western shore of the Gulf of Thailand. It is 5:45pm and Mother Nature is exhibiting her magnificence, spreading an array of red and orange hues across the sky as a tangerine sun melts into the horizon.…

No More Shopping Carts

I had a bunch of groceries that I wasn’t going to eat, so I packed them up, got in my car, and found a homeless person on…

On The Road To Nowhere, and Enjoying The Ride

The Bergen train that runs from Oslo to Bergen does not live up to its claim of being one of the most beautiful train routes in Europe. Nor, for that matter, does the Fram Railway, billed as one of the greatest train rides in the world. While the Fram is certainly a technological feat, maneuvering…

Is Your House Built On Sand?

It was a simple encounter, or so it seemed. I was buying a pair of boots at Nordstrom’s, and as the salesman was charging my credit card, he asked, “Is your house built on sand?”

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