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I recently sat through a three-day course. One of the people sitting at my table had taken the course before and decided to use his device as his companion throughout the course. By the third day he had texted, checked stocks, and read articles. I realized that I allowed and indulged the distraction. There is something about the way we communicate today that compels us to continue, even when it would be ideal to communicate a different way. This realization nudged me to reconsider texting and online manners. Please scroll down to the links below "Electronic Life and Next Gen Tech".


Other Books and Resources
Web Articles
(new!) Huffington Post: "Time to Do Away with Best"
Consider how you close your emails. Before you click on the link above, I will tell you that many people I know and respect use this word to close their emails. Please don’t hate the messenger. Perhaps this word is like cilantro. Either you love it or you hate it. Whether this is the case or not, this writer makes a good case to close your notes with more consideration. (see text etiquette links, below)
From Wisdom 2.0 on an integrated life, work, and meditation:
For your consideration on American Yoga Classes:
Newspaper Articles
Atlanta Journal Constitution: Want Better Products? Try a Little Kindness. Kelli Moore
Atlanta Journal Constitution: Guest Blog, Parenting (Kelli Moore)
Friendship and Kindness
  • Chodron, Pema. Awakening Loving Kindness. 1996.
  • Dowrick, Stephanie. Everyday Kindness: Shortcuts to a Happier and More Confident Life. 2012.
  • Pogrebin, Letty Cottin. How to be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick. 2013.
  • Salzberg, Sharon. Loving-Kindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness. 2002.
  • Shapiron, Rami. The Sacred Art of Loving Kindness: Preparing to Practice. 2006.
  • On Friendship: 
Transforming yourself and your community
  • Baraz, James & Shoshana Alexander. Awakening Joy: 10 Steps that Will Put You on the Road to Real Happiness. 2010.
  • Chodron, Pema. Start Where You Are, 1994.
  • Hanh, Thich Nhat. No Mud. No Lotus. 2014.
  • Lama, Dalai. The Wisdom of Forgiveness. 2004.
  • Lama, Dalai.  Ethics for a New Millennium. 1999.
  • Moore, Thomas.  Meditations: On the Monk Who Dwells in Daily Life, 1995.
  • Palmer, Parker. Let Your Life Speak. 1999.
Civil Life (note, not "civic")
  • Palmer, Parker.  Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit. 2011.
  • Rawls, John. A Theory of Justice. 1971.
  • Tutu, Desmond.  No Future Without Forgiveness.
  • Forni, P.M. Choosing Civility: The 25 Rules of Considerate Conduct. 2002.
  • Forni, P.M. The Civility Solution: What to Do When People Are Rude. 2008.*
  • Post, Peggy.  Emily Post’s Etiquette, 18th Edition. 2011.
  • Tuckerman, Amy.  Vanderbilt, Amy Complete Book of Etiquette, 50th Anniversary Edition 1995.
(new!) Electronic Life and Next Gen Tech

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