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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Zooming To A New Activism

Last week I was in Montreal at the World Social Forum, a gathering of over 13 thousand activists from all over the world. They came to connect, collaborate and create another world in the spirit of their tagline: “Another  world is necessary. Together it’s possible.” I respect and admire the will and courage of people who come together to work for change. Often they come from far away and with limited resources. They crossed language, […]

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