Safety, Dignity and Love

The only people who change, who are transformed, are people who feel safe, who feel their dignity, and who feel loved. When you feel loved, when you feel safe, and when you know your dignity, you just keep growing! That’s what we do for one another as loving people—offer safe relationships in which we canContinue reading “Safety, Dignity and Love”

The Constant Gardener

A few years ago, during a renovation of our backyard, we established a garden area that contains four raised-bed planter boxes. Those beds, with our care and feeding, have yielded beautiful lettuces, bucketfuls of cherry tomatoes and a variety of peppers, carrots and peas. It’s a garden that, once started, tends to take on aContinue reading “The Constant Gardener”

To be powerful

When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid. – Audre Lorde There is liberation in this quote: you don’t have to conquer your fear, you just have to make it less important. How? By using yourContinue reading “To be powerful”

How to Test Your Culture

If your company has a mission, vision and/or values and you are curious to find out if your employees are living them each day, there’s a simple way to find out. And for the purpose of this post let’s say that one of your company’s values is integrity. To find out if integrity is practiced inContinue reading “How to Test Your Culture”

Feeling Lost is Not Being Lost

“If the path ahead of you is clear you are on somebody else’s path.” – attributed to Joseph Campbell –  A quick search on the history of U.S. and Russian efforts to successfully land on the moon yields an overwhelming list of failures. It was as complex a technological problem as had ever been undertaken. TheContinue reading “Feeling Lost is Not Being Lost”