Do You Have Authority Issues?

Do You Have Authority Issues?

Do you have authority issues? I know that I do. I have a rebellious spirit, but I’m also a habitual people-pleaser. I find myself swinging between not wanting to participate in systems as they exist and trying earnestly to fit in and find a place of belonging and...
Impatient? Trust the Sprouting Stage

Impatient? Trust the Sprouting Stage

Have you ever tried a new communication strategy and the other person respond in the same way as they usually do, and then you concluded that your efforts “didn’t work”? Me too. Then, I remind myself that change often happens beneath the surface, and...
Unexpected Kindnesses

Unexpected Kindnesses

Unexpected things can happen when we ask for help. My lawn has been turning into a wild field of lush wavy grass. Noticing that all other lawns on my street have been neatly manicured and trimmed, I tried to start the lawnmower last week. No luck. Following some...
5 Steps for Working with Anger Nonviolently

5 Steps for Working with Anger Nonviolently

The second time I got expelled, it was for my defiant noncompliance with “hazing” rituals at a boarding school in South Africa. I was 13 and taking on the world. I would not wear the winter uniform in the height of an African summer. I would not carry seniors’...