In India I worked long days. They were filled with business meetings, proposal writing, negotiating contracts and delivering training. It was fulfilling and challenging work. Almost every day I set the intention to play street footie (soccer) outside the office with a colleague. Sometimes if the neighbourhood kids were around we would set-up small teams.… Continue reading Play
The Problem: The Workplace I read an article recently on why some women undermine other women in the workplace. I was struck by the conclusion: Women undermine other women not so much because of gender but because of workplace conditions. I disagree. Some women undermine other women because of the influence of patriarchy and impact… Continue reading Why Women Undermine Women & What To Do About It.
I have witnessed the RAGE of women. Ashley Judd epitomized this when reciting the words of Nina Donovan at the Women’s March on January 21, 2017. With those words I recognized my women friends, colleagues, strangers and myself. As much as we have tried to drown, ignore, or work through the RAGE, it is still… Continue reading Rage
A few years ago I found myself being interviewed for a job in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I was struggling back then. I literally lived from pay-cheque to pay-cheque chasing after the next gig to keep myself going. My savings had been depleted. I moved around like a nomad not only within… Continue reading My Story: The Conflict Within.
Experiencing something upsetting or traumatic, whether in our work or personal life, immediately makes many people recoil and isolate themselves. We suck it up. We decide it’s better to be on our own. No connection means not getting hurt. We’re protecting ourselves. The more I learn about emotion, memory and suffering, the more I realize… Continue reading One Way To Build Your Resilience.
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No it’s… I know a lot of superwomen. I am one of them. But I reject a common image of the superwoman. It’s one of the super-juggler. You take care of the kids, partner, family and friends. You run the errands, try to work out and eat right.… Continue reading Re-defining Superwoman.