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…]

Hello, Patheos Readers!

  We’re in the middle of a monumental evolutionary shift. Can you feel it? It’s in how we talk to each other. How we connect. What we imagine. What we’re co-creating–the new world we’re manifesting. I dare say—it’s why you spend time on Patheos, reinspiring yourself. Because you’re part of this shift. Sure, there’s some [Read More…]

It’s time

It’s been 2 ½ months since the election. We’ve had time to be shocked, to grieve. Time to shake our fists at the unfairness of it all. Time to fantasize what country we might escape to. And—we’ve had time to look around, see who else shares our outrage. Make contact with them. And then—we’ve had [Read More…]

Time to grow up: Embodying integrity as the next step

“If you live from the 4 Pillars of Integrity, you no longer need an exogenous belief system. Your practice of the 4 pillars becomes a new internal skeleton and map. You endogenously choose your own life, becoming your own authority.” –Kathlyn Hendricks, PhD   I pride myself on having been a Girl Scout for most of my [Read More…]

Ten ways to be a happy activist (especially these days…)

“OK, I’m ready. What can I DO?” My initial post-election shock has moved from frozen fear, through sadness and anger, to a surge of focused energy. I’ve heard it all around me, and wondered myself—we want to take action, but what are the right actions to take? I’ve been watching previously hibernating activists wake up [Read More…]