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Stepping off the Line into Freedom and Interdependence, Part 2: How

Stepping off the Line into Freedom and Interdependence, Part 2: How
May 15 / 2018

In my last blog post, I introduced the idea of stepping off the line we all live on, where most of us are constantly trying to get ahead, and described the value I see in aiming to step off the line and what we can gain by doing it: reclaiming …

Stepping off the Line into Freedom and Interdependence, Part One: Why

Stepping off the Line into Freedom and Interdependence, Part One: Why
April 27 / 2018

One of the potent images of our modern, competitive era is that of a long line we are all trying to get ahead in. Our spot in the line determines our access to resources to sustain our bodies, souls, and families. On a recent Facing Privilege call, one caller I …

Stepping into Leadership: the Magic of Self-Acceptance

Stepping into Leadership: the Magic of Self-Acceptance
March 17 / 2018

A Hassidic story tells of a rabbi Zusha who summons his students on his deathbed and tells them that when he gets to the other side, he won’t be judged for not being a good Moses; he will only be judged for not being a good Zusha.

This story captures, …

Transcending Barriers while Life Meets Death

Transcending Barriers while Life Meets Death
February 21 / 2018

In this time, so full of pain and challenge, I was unexpectedly nourished by an email I received from someone who is consciously, purposefully trying to live applied NVC and Conflict Transformation in work and life, currently doing it in Eastern Sri Lanka. I am sharing an abridged version of …

#MeToo and Liberation for All

#MeToo and Liberation for All
January 22 / 2018

“I want to kiss you all over your smile.”

The poetic beauty struck me even while my entire body was contracting. The man speaking was drunk. I had asked him several times to stop calling me, at least not so late. He was married, with four children, 20 years my …