Crossing Lines – Overcoming the Human Chalk line.

When the lines are blurred, gone, or ignored, opportunities are boundless... literally. Did you know that ants will not cross a line of chalk? Our world is full of rules, some we understand, others we do not. Many scientists call their discoveries "laws" because we are seemingly bound by these. As we have come to …

The Shadow of Compassion

A Spirituality of Nonviolence Franciscan peacemakers Rosemary Lynch and Alain Richard have identified ten “commandments” for those seeking to live a spiritual life of nonviolence. They call it “The Decalogue for a Spirituality of Nonviolence”: Active nonviolence calls us: To learn to recognize and respect “the sacred” in every person, including in ourselves, and in every piece of …

Feel Free to Call

Sure, I'll Help, Just Reach Out I am a bit frustrated today because I am seeing a consistent pattern with people who extend themselves and volunteer to help others actively and in the same vein choose to avoid fulfilling their promises. I realize this is a general statement but what I am saying is that …

Pause and Reflect

I haven't written for a few weeks because I've been sick with Covid along with managing feelings about what is happening in our world today. Covid took a toll on me and knocked me out for days. I am still feeling fatigued from it, and I believe it will take a long time to fully …

The Quandary of Nonviolence

I've been reading about the concepts and practices associated with nonviolent communication. Last year, at the Regional Leadership Forum, we studied Gandhi to learn and understand his practice of leadership. One of the discoveries in examining history was that many people today are upset with the outcome of his leadership. His approach, while effective, was …

Outcome NOT Hourly Work

The Long Days Shift Long before Covid, many people worked from home. Working from home takes discipline and scheduling in even more ways than working in an office. Some organizations were highly proficient in working remotely as well. Over the years, they developed working patterns, rules, and mutual understanding with their employees. They have operational …

Keep Holding it in and You’ll Explode ~ Finding Balance in our Social World

What is wrong with the world? If we sat down to list all the things that are wrong with the world today, our list might reach the moon. Over the last few years many things have become more complicated. Our social concerns have added weight to our physical, economic, and overall global health. Many people …

The Endless Fall – Choosing Sadness

Thinking about Sadness Many people have good health, wealth and opportunities for happiness but they choose to maintain what others would perceive as misery. Instead of asking questions about what we need to do to find happiness, maybe we can think about why we choose and seek out sadness. Personally speaking, there have been many …

Cutting a Path: Building a Vision

What do you do when you are given a goal or an outcome but no instruction on how to get there? What do you do when you are placed in charge or established as the person leading an initiative and you haven’t done it before? What do you do if “fake it till you make …

Generation 0

The grass is dry The wells dried upWe’re poisoned by our paper cupsThe earth is swallowing houses wholeThe darkness dims our light from coalWhere men can’t find agreements in kindThere’s no way to know a man definedThe hurricanes swallow all to be It’s through that eye we all can see Death and viral loads abound …

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