Wednesday Wisdom Do Not Minimize Your Existence

Do not just see yourself as weak, timid or damaged. Lay to rest those illusions. Lay them to rest today, right now.  We are complex creatures who may fail, but are never failures.   We are always more than our last mistake or embarrassment. Enjoy the nuggets of wisdom  I share this week. If you feel so moved please share your thoughts. Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti.

When White Apathy Sets In

This summer when my colleagues and I ran our Whiteness at Work program we talked about how every racial “awakening” or “reckoning” is followed by white apathy and blowback. Think Trump after Obama. An example I’ve seen lately is how colleagues who reached out to Black...

Sense of Urgency Keeps Us Disconnected

Sense of urgency keeps us disconnected One of the tools of white supremacy is busy-ness. This sense of urgency makes it so we do not connect on a deeper level. It allows no time for discernment, reflection or real repair. We’re busy all the time We’re busy holding...

Equity and Empathy in Times of Crisis

We are all at risk of this highly contagious virus, but for some individuals and communities, the impact will be more severe in terms of health and economic consequences.Racism and xenophobia have been ever-present during this crisis. Like the way we have treated our...