To be a Restorative Leader, we must be intentional. The first step of doing intention work is awareness. This requires SLOWING DOWN and often STOPPING all together. We have to wake up to what we are thinking and feeling. Get out of our habit of rushing around and checking things mindlessly off the list. When … Continue reading Restorative Leadership: Restoring Your Intentions
As goes the narrative of my life this year, a painful state of vulnerability in which I am being continually refined and humbled…like a lobster without its protective shell…I am right now, in this moment, both writing about leading from a place of wholeness and connection AND more challenged than I’ve been in a long … Continue reading Restorative Leadership: Rediscovering Your Identity
Would you try if you knew it may not work? Would you love knowing it would end in hurt? Would you build knowing it could all come crashing down? Don't get caught in the traps of comfort and control. Open your heart. Try new things. Fly. Fall. Fail. Nothing lasts forever. Allow the ebbs and … Continue reading Holding On
“Between stimulus and response, there is a space…” Do you know this place that Viktor Frankl speaks of? This is the place I am working to expand and live in. Something happens. We react. No awareness. No consideration. It is a pattern we fall into when life gets too full, when we are stuck in … Continue reading Space
Swords drawnTeeth clenched Ready to battle This is the dance we know We draw near I seein your eyes The pain and fear Past experienceProtection My heart softens I know the way The impossibleChoice I lay it down Scared of whatWill happen Hoping for the same You swingI bleed I pray for you That you … Continue reading Bleeding for Peace
Whirling thoughtsAnxious feelingsDesire to control This has been my existence. Firm gripHeavy handWinning What has been the cost? Missing moments Losing youForegoing joy Life has been dull. Big questionsSpecks of lightThe feeling of flow How can I keep it? Thinking newLetting goTrusting you The hardest thing to do. Shifting perspectiveChanging heartOpening up What has transitioned? … Continue reading Moments
I let go ofWhat has protected me. I can no longer carry the weight. I am exposed. Unsure of what will be, Longing for what I know,I wrestle with the pieces. Choosing, This time, For me. Shedding certainty,Breathing faith, Gaining freedom. I hope to RememberThis feeling.
We are oneThe ocean And me. The sand. Thousands of granules. One foundation. Pure grit. The salt. Flavoring, preservingThis thing Called life. The waves. Ebbing, flowing,Turning, crashing, Back to calm. The mystery.Depths unexplored, Expanse imagined. Beautiful darkness.
Here I am. In the place I feared most. Not ready to jump. Knowing no other way. No bottom. No landing. No assurance. My feet move. Here I go. Down, down, down. Far beyondWhat exists. Nothing and everythingIs here. I am terrified. I am completely at peace. There are pieces of meEverywhere. A beautiful mess. … Continue reading In the Depths
We are in the struggle. Major changes. Big emotions. Strong opinions. So many complex issues on the table these past couple of years in the midst of great global challenges for all of us. Some days it feels as if we have lost our foundation. Like things are completely out of control. Most of us … Continue reading Turbulence