See Me Dance
We can think about the work of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as a metaphorical dance but life is not a metaphor. It’s a dance. And there’s much to be learned from a dance.
It’s Moon to Me
Try this…stand in front of your mirror, look yourself in the eyes, and in your best outside voice say, “I WANT TO BE SEEN FROM THE MOON!“. How does that feel? Big? Bold? Audacious? Powerful? Just like you are… It’s 2023. It needs to be a big year. Let’s make it a big year together. […]
Letting Go of the Banana
The countdown has begun to welcome 2023. Let go of the banana! Sometimes we just need to let go of things so we can be free; free to see new pathways, new opportunities and new experiences.
It was an awkward moment at a Vietnamese run day spa… I know what you’re thinking. Isn’t it amazing how quickly a stereotype can be triggered? Let’s start over… It was an awkward moment at a Vietnamese run day spa. An awkward moment, followed by flattery that turned deeply sad and ended with a most […]
A Circus Mind is the Best Medicine
Currently, 5.3 million Americans are living with disabilities stemming from traumatic brain injury (TBI), including problems with cognition, movement abilities, sensation, and emotion. My friend Ashley is one of those 5.3 million. I met Ashley this summer at a partner acrobatics event, a sport I have a great passion for and a community I’ve been […]
A room full of strangers seated in a circle greet me as I enter the dimly lit room. The faint smell of incense and holiday candles fills the air. He nods. She smiles. They softly whisper hello. White, black, Latino, Indian, younger, older, bigger, smaller…I’m pleased to see the spectrum of humanity and I’m curious […]
Sitting on Cactuses
It’s time to start writing again. After a year of consciously challenging comfort zones, both personally and professionally, I’m welcoming the new year feeling like maybe, just maybe, the positive energy I’ve given and received in the process will serve me in ways I never imagined. I have a confession. I’m an introvert (some people […]
We are not created equal. Diversity is not the only goal. So let’s talk equity.
Imagine a world where people who have the physical ability to “move” through life void of mobility challenges and/or the mental capacity to be “fully functioning” had the power to determine how life should be experienced for everyone else. Scratching your head? You are correct if you quickly concluded that this is the world we […]
Virtual Happy Hour
Hail to the virtual happy hour!
Diversity & Inclusion. So What?
The journey of personal change and development