We have to acknowledge and accept that frustration and anger are the same thing.
Respecting the differences and actively, intentionally creating connection, allows us work and live together more fluidly.
Dr. Tim Elmore studies the differences in generations. He is a Gen X’er, and he has been studying Millennials and the next generation called Gen Z. He gave a talk recently where he spoke about the quality of resilience in each of these generations, how the Boomers had parents who lived through the Depression and […]
Last night I instigated a conversation with my work friend about sexual consent. It was fascinating to hear everyone else’s viewpoint. Everyone has an opinion based on their specific life experience. The trick is to find the commonalities of our beliefs. When we do that, we find commonalities in each other. When we stubbornly refuse […]
Tom is 12 and in the 7th grade. He got into some serious trouble recently. He says it was the other kid’s fault. Tom, himself, didn’t start it, the other kid was cheating. If the kid hadn’t been cheating then Tom wouldn’t have gotten so mad. If the other kid hadn’t said derogatory things about […]
“Be the river and not the reed.” We stood on the bridge watching the people on inner tubes navigate a small section of shallow white water. Most of the tubes were tethered together in pairs. Most of the pairs had one guy with a stick used to help navigate the hazards in the river. There […]
“I’d like to teach the world to sing/ in perfect harmony.” I was in yoga class the other day and the teacher played a track of music and asked us to chant with it. The whole class was chanting in unison, matching the same pitch as the leader, but her pitch was higher than my […]