What can you do in troubling times?

What can you do in troubling times?

I want to wrap my arms around all peace-loving people in the world. The events in the Middle East, Ukraine (and many other places) are terrifying. Our congress is frustrating too. What to do when you can’t control or directly help? Sure, contribute, volunteer,...

911 Remembrance

What does it take to create unity without tragedy? As I sit this morning, and ponder this question, it adds some tinder to my commitment to more broadly sharing Spiral Impact! Tragedy demands focus on an outcome – recovery. I’d love your comments below!...
The Antidote for Workplace Apathy

The Antidote for Workplace Apathy

I thought I was a very empathetic and compassionate person before 2020. Though the intensity of the times revealed holes and limits in my empathy, which called me to deepen my practice in Conflict Mastery.  Now, as a cloud of loneliness and burnout lays rest on our...
Between Two Fears

Between Two Fears

On a Friday night, still unwinding from the busyness of a work week, we arrived at a beautiful, wooded area outside an old house on the city’s outskirts. The crisp wooded air fought through the distinct smell of smoke. The quiet of the woods disappeared as more...
Seize the fleeting beauty

Seize the fleeting beauty

My inner poet emerges again… The transient nature of spring wakes us to notice. Snow bells, crocus, and daffodils all have their limited ‘show’. A reminder that all living things are temporary in nature. Some ‘shows’ last longer, feel more relevant. Then when...