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You Can't Move Mountains by Whispering at Them

You Can't Move Mountains by Whispering at Them

  "You can't move mountains by whispering at them." ~ PinkI love this analogy of moving mountains, and I'd like to be a lifetime mountain mover. I LOVE this quote because it challenges me to remember to use my voice, a tool I have right here in my very own body. Moving mountains sounds a lot like moving huge, heavy ideas that are settled on a huge heavy foundation. It's a lot of work. But these foundations of white supremacy that have woven themselves into the very concept of "being a good person" are the reasons we WHISPER... "It's not polite to...


Listening Fully to the Voices of Black Women

Listening Fully to the Voices of Black Women

The Need for Change Bulldozed a Road Down the Center of My Mind. - Dr. Maya Angelou   This week, my voice isn't the most informed voice to share stories of the racial injustices that continue to oppress and harm Black people in the United States. I have much to learn about where I can be of authentic help, and I extend a deep Thank You to the authors of the stories below for sharing their wisdom, for sharing their pain, for sharing their humanness.  Here are a few powerful and insightful articles written by Black Women that I read this...


You Can Dance in a Hurricane

You Can Dance in a Hurricane

But Only if You’re Standing in the EyeAs evidenced by this blog's title and subtitle, the song The Eye, by Brandi Carlile has been playing in my mind... It feels like a wise part of me wants me to listen and remember that even when life is whirling around uncertainly, there is a spot of calm for some of us even amidst the chaos.  Life has changed permanently in this world, and we are still right in the eye of the storm. In the United States, we are still seeing rising numbers of COVID 19 cases and deaths, and in smaller...


2020 - You Were NOT Kidding Around...

2020 - You Were NOT Kidding Around...

  What a time to be alive… And to keep stayin’ alive!. The world has been experiencing varying levels of concern, crisis and mayhem due to the spread of the COVID 19 virus, and here in the United States, our time to get serious about doing our part to slow the spread has really descended upon us. The past couple of weeks have been a bit surreal to say the least… Of course we have seen the worldwide coverage of the way this virus has swept entire communities off of their feet, and there has been a growing concern for...