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May 24, 2022
LEAH RICH shares her experiences of an intercultural marriage, and the richness it brings to the various communications that happen day-to-day among her husband, son, and herself. I want to share a fond memory of something that started when my husband, Jayendran Muthushankar, and I first met. He is from Chennai in India, and his... View Article
May 24, 2022
CHRISTINE PRISLAND finds humor in the challenges experienced in marriage, thanks to some well-timed advice that put everything into perspective. Cultural diversity comes in many shapes, forms, actions, and reactions in all relationships, and it is not always visible or apparent. My husband grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. I was born to an... View Article
May 17, 2022
VIRGINIA CUTCHIN is a multilingual intercultural consultant and neurolanguage® coach who helps professionals cultivate language skills and adapt to new environments and lifestyles. Here, JAYATI DESAI of the Heartfulness Institute interviews Virginia about the role of neuroscience in bridging intercultural differences and learning new languages. Q: Welcome Virginia. Despite the globalization of the workforce, there... View Article
May 17, 2022
FIONA NEARY celebrates diversity as a way to create communities that are vibrant, dynamic, and interesting. She finds ways to overcome language barriers, and discover common experience and ways of communication that are uplifting and allow us all to flourish. In nature, there is a tendency for plants of many species to grow in diverse... View Article
May 16, 2022
VANESSA PATEL shares her experience of working in multicultural teams, and how different cultures interpret similar situations. As a spiritual practitioner, I have the same goal for spiritual progress as millions of other people around the world. At the Heartfulness Institute, we are blessed with a truly rich cultural diversity. It never fails to amaze... View Article
May 9, 2022
ANIMESH ANAND explores the nature of cultural differences, how we perceive them, how we transcend them, and how a meditative mind can perceive from a deeper level, avoiding prejudice and bias. This leads to unity amidst the diversity. Around the time I started meditating, I was studying a particular culture. After I was done with... View Article