My Brother's Keeper, an Obama Foundation led initiative to provide mentorship to young men of color, found a special home in Spartanburg, South Carolina. It was an honor to tell its impact story in this video. The partners from the community, the school and school district as well as the men who commit to years… Continue reading The Importance of a Friend
Imagine you've focused your life's work on the study of water and you move to the desert.
With each new exploration about boundaries, I realize they are about freedom!
One afternoon over a long cup of coffee, a close friend revealed how her boyfriend had initiated months of psychological abuse. ‘Nora’ has allowed me to share bits of her story throughout this boundary exploration. It turns out, Nora’s experience is a classic example of gaslighting.
When we recognize that we are the authors of our own life story, are we holding tight to its authority? We should be!
Being in the room is standing in a space that desires your full presence. It’s that place of understanding and respect we hold with each other. It is found in all aspects of our lives. When you aren’t metaphorically in the right room, there is little you can do to make that room fit. The… Continue reading In The Room
The root of the word 'Courage' is the latin 'Cor' meaning 'heart'. Even Dorothy, in that terrifyingly unfamiliar place somewhere over the rainbow, knew that deep in the heart of the Cowardly Lion lay courage. I have been watching with wonder these past few weeks, as a collective energy of progress, decisions, outcomes has overtaken many of my friends and colleagues.… Continue reading Courage to Stand in Your Truth