I completed my last Sunday service shift as a staff member at Unity of Gaithersburg today. The senior minister, Rev. Sheryl Myers, allowed me to talk to the community about my time with them and what’s next for me. I thought back to the first book study group I facilitated there: Brené Brown’s 2013 book on wholeheartedness in workplaces, relationships, and families, Daring […]
Allowing yourself to change is a complex thing if only because it’s as easy to become attached to our own work as it is to become accustomed to our daily routines. Just as others come to have expectations of us, we also come to have expectations of ourselves, and so when we find ourselves growing […]
I’m speaking about resilience toward the end of this week at a conference in Maryland and have been completing my talk and presentation for the group. I’ve integrated several sources into my plans for the session and can’t wait to share it. Sources include womanist theology, critiques of conventional “death-surrogate” atonement, personal narratives, self- and community-care strategies, and a wellness […]
Repetition makes ethereal things real. And daily work makes momentum possible.
For things to change, you have to change. Don’t wish for [fewer] problems; wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less change; wish for more wisdom. [These are] philosophies that changed my life. —Jim Rohn, The Day That Turns Your Life Around