Making good decisions has never been easy and yet, as we work and live in the context of a pandemic, it feels more important than ever to “get it right” the first time. You’ve likely noticed this feeling brings increased anxiety, confusion or sense of paralysis. The last thing you want to do is make… Continue reading From Paralysis to Progress
I feel a mix of emotions every time International Women’s day comes up. Part of me is thankful. Thankful to the women who paved the way for me to enjoy the privileges and rights I have today. Thankful to those who continue to fight the fight now. It’s not perfect living where I do now… Continue reading How You Can Make Gender Equality a Reality!
I know it’s not easy to speak up especially when you fear that you will hurt someone or be on the receiving end of rejection, shame or anger. I still have days where I think, “If I speak my mind I will hurt some people or piss them off or not be taken seriously or… Continue reading Tame Your Fears. Elevate Your Voice!
August 19th is World Humanitarian Day. In 2019 it celebrates women humanitarian aid workers and their contribution. For me, it is also a time to reflect on how they can help each other persevere. Women humanitarian aid workers operate in complex work environments exacerbated by the conditions that led to the #MeToo and #Aidtoo movements. There… Continue reading What’s Necessary for Allyship Among Women
Are you exhausted? I mean do you feel drained by the end of your work day due to too much work, difficulty putting up healthy boundaries or effectively dealing with conflict? In a quiet moment, do you get a glimpse of a path laid out for you in the direction of burn-out? If the answer… Continue reading The Strategy for Rest
When delivering a new training I created on Mindful Communication recently, I knew a key challenge and aim would be demystifying what mindful communication is. I also knew I had to address a myth that it is some hippie-dippy, idealistic stuff. Mindful communication combines a pyscho-social, emotional intelligence approach with non-violent communication. It is the… Continue reading What is Mindful Communication?