The Importance of Trauma Responsive DEI, Systems Change & Social Justice Work
Trauma is a chronic disruption of connection -Stephen Porges Trauma is a blow to the psyche that breaks through one’s defenses so suddenly and with such brutal force that no one cannot react to it effectively. -Kai. T. Erikson I was in a class on trauma healing earlier this week when Kai Cheng Thom shared […]
Workplace Conflict isn’t normal, it is a result of a DEI values deficit.
I have observed that many folks think DEI( Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) initiatives are about getting more “minorities” in their organization/ team. (I’m not too fond of that word, but that is a topic for another article). Others seek to use their initiatives to gain awareness and demonstrate social sensitivity. Though well-meaning, these motives illustrate […]
Here is why assessing your team/organization’s workload is essential to your DEI initiative.
The work is never ending, I work from home on a weekend constantly – Too Many to Quote Assessing the effectiveness of the workload and bandwidth of your team is essential to creating systems of equality in the workplace and should be a priority in your DEI plan. Being intentional about seeing and treating employees […]
A Brave Conversation
Inspired by current events, Pamela Gray Daniel shares a message for change agents about how to continue our work empowered, anchored in values, and leading with bravery.
Spiritual Principles of Unity/Oneness
Warning, this post is about to get real spiritual. This post is a charge to review yourself and take action…if you’re not ready, that is ok. If you are curious, stay open and stick with me cause this blessed me and gave me fresh hope and vision for humanity today. We are spiritual beings having […]
Tools for Social Transformation
“Cultivate an optimistic mind, use your imagination, always consider alternatives, and dare to believe that you can make possible what others think is impossible.”– Rodolfo Costa What is wanted and unwanted are different ends of the same subject. I desire to live in a world that is fair and just, where everyone is acknowledged, affirmed, […]
Where Do We GO From Here?
“Overwhelmingly America is still struggling with irresolution and contradictions. It has been sincere and even ardent in welcoming some change. But too quickly apathy and disinterest rise to the surface when the next logical steps are to be taken.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Universe has gifted us with an opportunity to review […]
The Answer Is You
“Fight for the things that you care about. But do it in a way that will lead others to join you.”- Ruth Bader Ginsburg We are in desperate need of societal healing and unity. We all need to do our part to see substantial, durable change. It can all seem so overwhelming, and far too […]
Love Above All
Love is patient, love is kind.It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking,It is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.Love never fails. […]
The Art of Healing
“We each have a story of wounds.Our wounds need to be shared transparently.Wounds can heal with forgiveness.Walking victoriously with our scars can bring encouragement and hope to others.”Dell Maestra, The Last Grain Of Salt When I was 16, I got the phone call; it was from a boy I liked. He called to say he […]