two stories of women and men

Two Stories of Women and Men

Two stories of women and men I heard this week got me thinking . The first was told by an Irish friend in an online group conversation when the subject of women and men came up . . . The powers-that-be wanted to build a motorway through one of Ireland’s ancient sacred sites. A woman called on other women to come to the site to stop the work from happening. But not only did she […]

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Listening in to the Listening Circle!

What happens in the Listening Circle This listening circle might be the simplest of all forms for going deep with others. That doesn’t mean it’s easy! Perhaps a metaphor explains it best! It’s as if travelers from many different directions meet at the appointed hour. Perhaps one or two will show up, perhaps many more. Each of us brings a rich experience of being human and it’s our reflection on that personal experience we’re listening […]

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The Unsayable

How much intimacy and realness do we have and do we want to have in our online lives? In our real lives? I know for me I can hold back from telling all sometimes, partly because I don’t know what “all” would be exactly and I don’t know what would be appropriate to say. I confess to uncertainty at times about what can be said, about what needs to be said, what is useful to […]

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Worlds in Co-regulation

It’s not always cool to admit it but a lot of what we’re reaching for in our lives, women and men, is bodily safety. We want a safe enough place to fully be ourselves and do what we really want to do. But safety isn’t a lens our society looks through often. The word has been up for me recently, tied to another word that almost never comes up – yet is central to our […]

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