A challenge from the EEPs!

  One of the main challenges of our work has been to find something that people like better than the rush they get from adrenaline. And we’ve found it–creative expression. –Kathlyn Hendricks, Ph.D   Are you up for something that might push you a little, but will ultimately help you feel better and better? Keep reading… [Read More…]

Today, forgiveness

Forgive: The sense of “to give up desire or power to punish” (late Old English) . -–Online Etymological Dictionary  Our species has a proclivity for revenge, for punishment. We tend to be concrete and literal: if I’m ok, then you do something and I experience pain, it makes sense to me to blame you and [Read More…]

Do you live in a friendly universe? Redux

I wrote this back in January, 2015. As I was meditating this morning, it occurred to me that my attention has shifted back to focusing on what I see as the unfriendly aspects of the universe–chemical warfare, warmongering, political strife, potentially irreversible climate change–what is wrong. And I know that, once I go into Narrow [Read More…]

Video: Understanding the Inner Map

I presented to Katie Hendricks’ Leadership and Transformation program on 12/3/16. Here’s the YouTube link. Enjoy the theory behind the Inner Map, including: how to generate (vs drain) your energy how to use your stories to anchor yourself to an expanded state what Real Power looks like Narrow vs. Open Focus How to maximize living from Creative [Read More…]

Be an activist: Choose joy!

In the onslaught of current political news, how do you decide what to actually DO? Your energy can split out in many directions. You could call your congresspeople every day. You could go to the myriad of marches. You could read everything you can get your hands on, or listen to all form of news [Read More…]

Power tool chest #1: Inner Map

Hello Patheos readers! If you know me, you know how much I appreciate having the right tool for the job. I love the satisfaction of getting the perfect wrench to loosen that darn rusted nut, or having the instructions specify “drill using a 5/16” bit” and having THAT EXACT BIT. Similarly, I’ve amassed a whole [Read More…]

Jumping off into Evolutionary Power

(Hello! Are you new to my blog? Welcome! You’ll want to catch up, as this is the final segment of a 4 part series to give you some idea of the background of my work and where I’m going with it. Here’s #1; here’s #2; and here’s #3.)   Though this specific path of trying [Read More…]

“Power With” is Evolutionary Power

  (My first blogs will give you a context for what I mean by Evolutionary Power. This is a continuation of blogs 2 (found here) and 3 (found here).  My new sense of power didn’t depend on my being right or better than or in control. In fact, I started to understand that the more I [Read More…]

No, really–what is power??

  (My first blogs will give you a context for what I mean by Evolutionary Power. This is a continuation of my last blog, What is Power?) While in college, even as I enjoyed full-out expression as a radical, I was an emotional wreck. I felt depressed and anxious and had intermittent periods of wanting [Read More…]

What is real power?

  (My first Patheos blogs will give you a context for what I mean by “Evolutionary Power.”)  POWER. What does that word bring to your mind? Do you have images of domineering strongmen? Of fat-cat billionaires puffing on cigars as they strategize their next massive takeover? Maybe you imagine generals or demagogues or politicians sitting [Read More…]