A personal transformational self-help guide focused on interpersonal, social and cultural relations advanced by the self-care and well-being benefits of diversity, empathy and acceptance.
Have we come to a time where diversity and differences in color, religion, sexuality, or nationality are seen as threats to our American way of life? Has lack of interest in those who seem dissimilar prevented the American public from benefiting from the interconnectedness of humankind? When we discriminate, we limit our ability to expand knowledge and gain emotional intelligence. Empathy is the heart of diversity, societies with the highest level of empathy are happier, more agreeable, less prone to discriminate and they have higher levels of self-esteem. Diversity is the antidote to unhealthy narrow-minded, small world perspectives. For individuals who want to obtain the highest level of emotional, spiritual and professional success learning how to expand empathy and benefit from the wisdom diversity brings is critical to well-being.
Dr. Ciaramicoli analyzes prejudice by tracing it to old conditioning and to the current US political climate. He tells inspirational stories of how to transform individuals and communities from any form of sexist, racist, anti-Semitic, islamophobia or LGBTQ prejudices to thriving communities where compassion, forgiveness and open-mindedness abound. He also takes us on a practical journey to increase overall health by reducing generalizations and stereotypes.