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Forget the Glass Ceiling, I’m Worried About the Hurdles

Forget the Glass Ceiling, I’m Worried About the Hurdles

For many years I have heard folks talk about the metaphor of the glass ceiling. But in my experience it was never the ceiling. For me it is the glass hurdles - the unseen stumbling blocks that trip me over, knock me down, and undermine my confidence when I least expect it.

How To Support During Times of Crisis: 3 Simple Lessons from a Disaster Zone

How To Support During Times of Crisis: 3 Simple Lessons from a Disaster Zone

Our need to feel useful should not overpower the needs and desires of those we are trying to help, and the help itself should not be a constant reminder of people’s hardship. I realized that for those of us in the privileged position to support others in times of need, it wasn’t enough just to want to help. We have a responsibility to search for ways to do it with dignity and grace, that uplifts and empowers those that we are supporting.

On Tending…

On Tending…

How often do we stop with intentionality to examine what is emerging in our lives, not just for what it is now but for what it could be? What would life look like if we were to not just nourish possibility, but to also practice decisive finality? Now is the time to tend, nurture, prune....to pay attention to our intention and have intention with our attention.

Pablo Neruda on Keeping Quiet

Pablo Neruda on Keeping Quiet

I use Pablo Neruda's poem Keeping Quiet in my transformative leadership work as an exercise to help folks arrive and connect with the present moment. These days, when I find a wave of fear or anxiety washing over me and carrying me away, I have begun a practice of stopping whatever I am doing and counting slowly to twelve...

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