You may have noticed that pronouns, how we refer to ourselves and to others, have become more fluid. It used to be male or female, his or hers, he or she. People I know have asked me to refer to them not as “she” or “he” but as “them,” because they identify as both male… Continue reading We, Ours Them, They
The Phrase, “getting out of your own way,” resonates deeply with a lot of people. As in “maybe I’m getting in my own way too much.” But what exactly does it mean to “get in your own way?” In my case, this was never a question I could solve with a spreadsheet. It was a… Continue reading Getting Out of Your Own Way
In my work, I refer quite often to my “ancestors.” But what does this term “ancestors” actually refer to? I know when I hear the word, “ancestors,” the image that comes to mind is of Sunday school illustrations of Old Testament stories. As a Jewish kid I learned about the Patriarchs: Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob… Continue reading Who are the “Ancestors”?
As someone who has often felt like an outsider, the topic of belonging has a special resonance in my heart. My teacher, Larisa Noonan, wrote a post recently about belonging and she asks a provocative question, “where does permission to belong really come from?” Read it here: http://larisanoonan.com/choosing-to-belong/