I gave birth on a full moon, a few days into autumn. I was at home, in a pool in my living room in the sacred embrace of my husband, 10 year old son, my sweet dog-doula, Arbor, and the most empowering birth team I could have asked for. Time stopped. Love expanded. Commitments vanished. Priorities clarified. Within a few months, I’d be stepping into a doula role myself, though this time a doula of death. This past spring, still in a hazy postpartum daze, my husband and I bought a home, moved our freshly expanded family and set up
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The world of work is changing. Whether we’re shaping it or furiously trying to catch up, is up to us. As consumers, we get to vote for the future with our buying power. When it comes to what we actually want and need, how and where things are produced as well as the working systems and conditions that produce it, we can influence our economies with our values and choices. As entrepreneurs, we help create the new world of work. We get to build ways of working that actually work for us, our families, our staff and communities. Many of
It’s recognized these days that workplace culture has a significant impact on employee satisfaction, engagement and productivity. But how do leaders know if the culture they think they have is aligned with the actual experience of the people on the team? How do we — with intention — create a team culture that people want to be a part of? Culture is the collective agreement about who we are, what we value, and what the standards and norms are for people like us. It’s how things are done around here. Even when a team intends to cultivate a certain kind
I stopped. I hadn’t planned on stopping. I didn’t hum and haw over it, I didn’t make space or have a strategy around taking a creative hiatus. I just stopped. I stopped writing. I stopped filming and publishing and posting. I stopped planning. Every project or bit of content that bubbled up in me, died off before I could see it through. More than that, the future of what I was going to create started to die off, leaving this mysterious void. Straight up, my friend, it was confusing and incredibly anxiety provoking. I’m easily seduced by my plans, by
There once was a Right Path. It was the step ahead, the reach, the breath. It was moments of oneness that bled into moments of separation. I am this. I am not that. The Right Path became what I wanted when I wanted it. Others were there as helpers or hinderers but the path was clear. Impulsiveness. Need. Greed. Hungry child hands stuffing pockets with the sweets of immediacy. And then the world opened, there were rules and order, process and power. The Right Path had been forged, let’s look around at what we do here, what we wear here,
The trouble with harbouring or hiding your own genius is that no one else will beg you for it. Very few are hunting down the gifts of others. We’re too preoccupied with our own struggles and dramas, our own seeking of victory or virtue. Who among us is slowing down and peering into our neighbour’s window, noticing her wringing her hands anxiously and calling out to her, “I see you there, withholding something. I see you pressing your opinion into a ball in your gut. I see you choking back what’s true in you.”? No one. At least
Most of us have been there at one stage or another in our lifetime. Either you’re right out of school, you’re in transition or you’re starting a business and you’re lean on the green! Even when you know what you’re doing is on the right track, it can be discouraging when you’re working hard and not seeing the financial payoff. Don’t be dismayed I’ve got you covered. In this Dear Chela I offer you a mental shift to help buoy you in tighter times as well as specific tips that will move you into a healthy financial flow. I’d love
Striving. Self-Violence. Pressing and pushing up hill and through pain and resistance. You know the jam. The pathologically masculine and sadistic relationship to productivity that permeates our culture. We have medication ads glamorizing the get up and go when the body’s breaking down. We have over-scheduled, back-to-back days where a final collapse in front of Netflix is classified as lazy. We get leverage on ourselves with ‘motivating’ dialogue that’s actually just a loud asshole giving us a play by play of how we’re behind. Are any of these familiar? “Keep going.” “You’re not done yet.” “Don’t give up.” “Push through.”
Do you have a hard time saying no? Still trying to build up the nerve to ask your boss for that well-deserved raise? Do you notice you’re not getting what you need from you those closest to you? Many of us avoid tough conversations because we don’t want to experience conflict and feel the gritty feelings that come along with it. In this Dear Chela, You’ll learn how to use conflict as a tool to get what you want and even embrace those sticky situations in which things go sideways! What are your thoughts on dealing with conflict? What
Go where your envy takes you. Don’t turn away from your envy as if it makes you dark, as if it makes you petty. Follow it. Let it show you the disowned parts of your soul. Let it bring you face to face with the You who’s being shielded from the light she needs to step into. Don’t hide your eyes from your envy and will it away. Lean toward it and beg to know what it’s asking of you. Let the pain of your envy show you who you are and what you’re longing for.