Tag Archives: awareness

Ugly is a Ugly does….

We are into week three of BUST circus camp at Wise Fool NM. So much I can write about. What’s front of mind right now is the ways in which we can be so hard on ourselves. I’m thinking about how … Continue reading

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We all are creative – let’s own it!

The word CREATIVE, I want to us to reclaim it. How many times have you heard someone say, or have you said, “I’m not very creative”?  Basically, when we say this, we are using it to say “I’m not very … Continue reading

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What do we mean by resources?

I have been thinking a lot about resources lately. I have a particular moment that keeps coming to mind. Last year, I attended a workshop on community engagement. Someone from an organization, one I believe had just received government monies to t… Continue reading

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Seeing with a Gardener’s Eye….

I am spending this summer visiting my parents. My eighty one year old dad is avid gardener – and a very good one. His garden contains a vast array of flowers that start blooming now and will carry on through the summer. All the colors of the rainb… Continue reading

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The Great Work of Laughter….

I have a lot of topics I can think to write about, including: what is meant by ‘be the change you wish to see’; the relationship between law and creating cultures of integrity; deliberative ethics. Yet, somehow this week, I’m not moved to write ab… Continue reading

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Can we talk? Frequently, well, no we can’t….

I recently visited a friend who last year became a mom for the first time. At the time of her pregnancy, she was working for an organization committed to gender equity. Certain responses to her pregnancy – to her entering the community of mothers … Continue reading

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The ‘soft’ side of activism: giving ourselves an advantage…

When I was working in social policy and employment, I would frequently be told or read that what ‘disadvantaged’ individuals need is more social capital and soft skills – sometimes soft skills fit under the umbrella of social capital. The point be… Continue reading

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The personal is political – and it is not always serving us well…

The other day I was in a coffee shop talking with an old friend about our personal demons. Demons – we all got ‘em. This friend also happens to be a social activist and a political science professor. It wasn’t long before our talk of the personal … Continue reading

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Vulnerability and Shame: we all know them

I’ve just returned from a spectacular 8 day retreat/workshop – of which I’m sure I will write more another time. In the next few days, I have to focus on getting ready to be away from London for a year – splitting my time between Chicago and San C… Continue reading

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What inspires you?

Inspire means to fill with enlivening energy. I never really thought about it until last year, but ‘inspire’ is linked to ‘spirit’ – to put spirit in someone, is how I see it. The latin origin of spirit points to soul, courage, vigor, or breath. I… Continue reading

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