Monthly Archives: November 2016

At What Pace Are You Moving?

This text came in from a colleague earlier this week: “Hi there. I just re-read your last post and was wondering what your thoughts are for coming to terms with loved ones and friends who voted for Trump. It’s a struggle not to turn away and harden my heart against them.” My answer: “I feel ... Read More

Election Recovery

I live in a distinctly blue/democratic part of the country so the days since the election have been like living in the twilight zone. My colleagues, family and community have been a support; such a rich resource for me personally. Many of us are holding a healing space for the trauma, fear and dread in our families, our children, our ... Read More

Post Election Week

Last week I had the good fortune to be called into action the morning after the election in the name of recovering from trauma – what a hidden blessing! My commitment to teaching put me into action when much of the nation was in paralyzed shock, feeling helpless to act in any effective manner while watching ... Read More

Holding the Shock and Trauma With Dignity and Strength

As you may have noticed from my blogs in recent weeks, I was expecting a different outcome in this election. And, right on the heels of a mostly sleepless election night I got out of bed on Wednesday morning, got in the car and drove out here to lead a marvelous group of students and ... Read More

Quotes to Inspire #8

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” — Maya Angelou, poet and author

Quotes to Inspire #7

“In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.” — Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO

Quotes to Inspire #6

In the USA we are coming down the home stretch on the election for our next president. Hope these quotes across the next few weeks can help us stay on course. Enjoy! “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.” — Helen Keller, author and activist