The Authentic Power of “Soft Skills”

Recently someone said to me that emotions were not appropriate at work—that they just got in the way—and that therefore it was best to just not feel.  In that moment, an immediate and deep sadness washed over me, not just for this woman, but for us as a society if that is truly where we…

The Halloween Costume That Could Transform Your Life

Boo! It’s Halloween! ‘Tis the season for spooks and goblins, alter-egos and larger-than-life personalities, tricks and treats. It’s the chance to let your secret playful or dark side come out in a safe way. It’s all just pretend and it’s fun! So it makes me wonder what could happen if we had a Halloween party…

Stewards for Transformation in the Economy, Business, Government, Society: Where do we begin?

What if we looked at our many current crises as opportunities to redefine growth as, first, an expansion of who we are, and second, to an expansion of what we have? What if our first response to current breakdowns was to reconsider how we show up in the world rather than to argue about how to fix an outdated system?

If You Can’t Bless It, Create It New

When I am not traveling, on Sunday mornings you can usually find me at a Unitarian Universalist Church here in Rochester, NY. This morning, Rev. Sally Hamlin talked about blessings--how our lives are filled with blessings that we often don’t notice, and making the choice to bless everything around us. She ended her sermon by…

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