Slow Dialogue Movement

Slow Dialogue Movement

With all the accelerated whirlwinds that make us lurch from thing to thing,  I am advocating for the slow dialogue movement! The slow food movement has been around for a long time and there are also slow design and slow cities movements, so why not slow dialogue? I...
Courageous Conversations

Courageous Conversations

In my work helping people have courageous conversations across differences, I am often asked about how these conversations line up with keeping the peace at work or how one is supposed to just carry on after not just a misunderstanding but after very real differences...
Words with Privilege

Words with Privilege

My beloved and I play Words with Friends – an online game that vaguely resembles Scrabble. Words with Friends is way looser and allows you to play words like “ut” or “thouing” – words that many dictionaries don’t recognize and certainly that you never use...
Interdependence Day

Interdependence Day

So begins the teller of tales: “Once upon a time there was a people on the edge of destruction: personally, globally and environmentally. These people lived out of relation to the Earth and each other.” When the children hear this, they are wide eyed with...
Words matter

Words matter

I love language and I love how language is alive, dynamic and changing and I also love and hate the problems of trying to express emerging norms in outdated language. I especially hate trying to fill in check boxes or having to quickly describe someone’s...
The right tool for the job

The right tool for the job

I love a well-facilitated meeting. Helping people uncover their own wisdom or working with a group to help them meet their own goals – that is the sweetest! During my executive director years I experienced a lot of facilitation. The wide range of amazing and abysmal...