Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Woman Who Went to Work to Heal

I’m sure I’ve told the story before but it bears repeating. Years ago, I was invited to speak at a national company conference and it was stunningly different from other conferences I’d attended. Instead of sit-down meals where attendees were served, food was available all the time — you just had to get it for […]

On Emotional Freedom

After I posted “Leadership and Shame” on August 14th, I noticed other related articles appeared. Samatha S. Hall posted “Co-dependency and Relationships,” regarding the way shame translates into problematic coping mechanisms. Kate Nasser published “Leading & Inspiring Through Shame?” about avoiding the temptation to shame others as a motivational technique. And Vincent Nix shared some […]

Leadership and Shame

Shame is that terrible emotion that isolates us in a particularly nasty way. To experience shame is to be condemned and, in part at least, it is we who are doing the condemning. In the end the experience just leaves us to hurt. Brené Brown, the writer, speaker and researcher currently most associated with the […]

Sometimes Silence

Sometimes silence does all the talking. Summer slides away and we look into the faces of the dahlias and roses to see how they show not tell. This is what it is to find another: an eye to the blossoming stars, irradiated galaxies of color and form, freed, like houses turned inside out to welcome […]