In difficult times when I’m unsure what to do, or how to lead my family … I reach for the words of my mentors who’ve helped guide me through life. One of those mentors is Nelson Mandela. He said “Racism must be opposed by all means that it has at its disposal”. No truer words have been spoken. The tragic death of George Floyd has prompted many conversations in my home and with friends around the world. Conversations that are, in large part, long past due. A friend from the Areyonga community in Australia emailed me over the weekend. He said, “The protests that are in the U.S. are on my lounge TV and all over the Red Center. We know how they feel”. This was such a timely reminder that what’s happening in the U.S. is happening all over the world, including my home country. I was taught, and try to teach my kids: the balance between the head and the heart, between emotion and reason is very difficult. My instinct is always that when emotion is high, I try to call on reason. And, when my brain is dominating, I try to open my heart. My emotions tell me that we need to take this tragic loss (and all those that came before ) to change systemic racism the world over. My reason tells me that one size does not fit all. We need to listen and begin to try to understand. My heart goes out to George Floyd’s family. May his untimely death be a catalyst for change. I will use this moment to reflect, to refocus and to make sure I am part of change.
Photo bomber. #Dali
To my fellow coffee lovers: Please join me in contacting @whitemountainpuzzles to include @laughingmancoffee in their 2021 coffee puzzle edition! Please help make this dream a reality. PS. If you happen to have my missing piece, would love to grab it from you. @greenmtncoffee @starbucks @folgers @dunkin @eightoclockcoffee @officialmaxwellhouse @yubancoffee @cafebustelo @cariboucoffee #wingkona @chockfullonutsnyc @olddutchfoods_us @redroostercoffeeroaster @everydaycoffee .ph @newmansown @seattlesbestcoffee @keurig #reliancecoffee @pacificcoffeecompany @officialmaxwellhouse @peetscoffee @cafedumondeno @coffeecityclub @butternutcoffeeco #coffee #coffeelover #coffeesnob
I’m honored to #PassTheMic to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, an activist, Nobel Laureate and the former president of Liberia. Check out my Stories to hear from President Sirleaf on why we urgently need a coordinated global response to #COVID19 . @one World. ONE Global Response. Demand action at ONE.org. #ONEworld
Our unending respect to the men and women of the military. #memorialday
🚲 😷 ☮️ #wearamaskny
Eddie? Eddie Munster? #throwbackthursday
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Several years ago my Mum gave me a special gift ... A handwritten book of my favorite recipes over the years. Many of the recipes are passed down through generations. These past weeks I’ve spent a lot of time trying to recreate a few of them. They’re pretty good (if I do say so myself ) but ... never as good as the way my Mum makes them! Happy Mother’s Day to my Mum and to yours too. #happymothersday PS to my Debs ... you are the most amazing Mother in all the land!
📸 credit: Deborra-lee Furness
It’s UNofficially THANK YOUR TEACHER day. (Yup, I made it up! ) Today is as good a day as any to thank the teachers around the world. They are making sure our kids are still learning, engaged and socializing in a very different environment. Some even go the extra mile ... Thank you teachers. (REPOST ) Thank you @tanksgoodnews for bringing this story to our attention! #teachers #learningathome #learningneverstops #Hannah
Looks can be deceiving. #ilovemybreadmaker
While we can’t gather for the usual dawn services, we can still find ways to express our respect and gratitude for those who’ve served our country. If you know someone who has served, like Alex and @katecolrain , please call them and say thank you. Now more than ever we can empathise with their experience of being separated from those they love for the greater good of our society. Always a profound service. Stay safe, stay home. #AnzacAtHome #LestWeForget @AWMemorial
I’ve agreed to trust that Ryan can hold his tongue for one day. A (very ) temporary cease-fire for the @allinchallenge . I nominate @drewbrees and @therealmariskahargitay & #peterhermann . And, to be assured we’re even, I also nominate @vancityreynolds . 🍋 @nokidhungry @wckitchen @feedingamerica @mealsonwheelsamerica