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Maya Mathias

Maya Mathias is a peaceful leadership advocate, spiritual biographer and soul guide, with a life and career spanning 3 continents and 5 inspired self-reinventions. She is a global leadership veteran, bringing her unique blend of East & West to her leadership development and innovation management practice. Maya’s life began with a lower-middle class upbringing in Asia, surrounded by poultry & vegetable farms and the ‘simple life’. She doesn’t forget her humble roots, and her body of work seeks to bring more equality, justice and personal purpose in troubling times. Learn more about Maya here.

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#PeacefulMondays: The people-powered light of a nuclear-free world

By Maya Mathias / December 11, 2017

The room erupted in thunderous applause. It wasn’t because a celebrity, pop icon or politician had played to the crowd. Or because something witty had just been uttered. The applause burst forth from acknowledging that we, the human race, had had enough. It was applause from everyday people, to begin the march toward a world […]

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#PeacefulMondays: Bridging the gap with those who serve

By Maya Mathias / December 4, 2017

On Monday May 25 2015, I attended my first Memorial Day observance ceremony, and met my first war veteran. He spoke of his encounter with the enemy, deep inside a tunnel in the Pacific. I offered him some words of comfort and encouragement, and his eyes moistened with gratitude. It planted a I-want-to-help seed in […]

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#PeacefulMondays: How to find your gold

By Maya Mathias / November 27, 2017

This marks the 13th #PeacefulMondays note from me to you. Time flies! When I began penning these weekly notes, I was open to the places they would take me, and to the myriad words they would hold. Life can be mundane, routine and even painful at times. But it can also be fun, free and […]

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#PeacefulMondays: A musical buffet of love

By Maya Mathias / November 20, 2017

(Image from https://www.theamas.com) I love award shows. Glitz and glamor notwithstanding, the artistry on display is a source of inspiration. Music award shows are especially dear to me. I live and breathe music – its rhythm, rhyme and reason. As I posted on Facebook earlier today, “…music is the soundtrack to our lives, the melodic […]

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#PeacefulMondays: Fighting for our peace

By Maya Mathias / November 13, 2017

Tribalism has its place. It bonds us to people we identify with, are nurtured by, and would potentially die for. But what happens when a tribe’s defenders are disconnected from or disenfranchised by other members of the tribe? Read More

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#PeacefulMondays: How to heal thyself

By Maya Mathias / November 6, 2017

Health and wellness have always loomed large in my life. I almost went to medical school and, decades later, now use words as my instrument to heal the wounds, assumptions and otherwise destructive emotions we carry inside us. The connection between words and inner peace/healing may be foreign to most of us…but the connection between […]

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#PeacefulMondays: Make debates whole again

By Maya Mathias / October 30, 2017

(Demonstrators clashed at a free speech rally in Berkeley, Calif., in August. Credit Josh Edelson/Associated Press ) I’ve often wondered what America’s Founding Fathers would say about the current state of debate in the public sphere, and whether it mirrors their free-speech intentions as enshrined in the First Amendment. Does free speech mean unfettered speech, […]

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#PeacefulMondays: The “slow” wheels of justice

By Maya Mathias / October 24, 2017

Here in the USA, citizens have mixed feelings about investigations into whether and how Russia interfered with the 2016 Presidential elections. For now, there’s no concrete evidence that the interference changed the vote count in any obvious or measurable way, so it has to some extent become background noise as we go about our daily […]

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#PeacefulMondays: Our power with each other

By Maya Mathias / October 16, 2017

A few #PeacefulMondays ago, I shared the realities of using my voice in a label-happy world – as a woman, minority and immigrant – knowing how far our species has yet to go in transcending the struggles those labels represent. So when news of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s sexual exploits unfolded this week, I thought […]

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