CLIMB THE HILL: January 21, 2021

“When day comes, we ask ourselves where can we find light in this never-ending shade? The loss we carry a sea we must wade. We’ve braved the belly of the beast. We’ve learned that quiet isn’t always peace. In the norms and notions of what just is isn’t always justice.” AMANDA GORMANINAUGURATION POET LAUREATE “And…

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Rising with the sunof a new administration,we can centerin the awarenessof new possibilitiesand endless potentialto breathe love throughout our countryand our planet,into the heartof a new day. We can breathe inthe absolute goodof our ability toshape and formand maintain a worldthat holds each lifesacred and providesevery person withequitable tools and opportunitiesto succeed. “Blest with vict’ry…

LOVE WITH THE POWER THAT YOU ARE: January 19, 2020

As we wind down our celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, I center in his teachingson the power of love.Love is the center of the beloved community.But Dr. King teaches usthat there is power in love. King said“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.” Dr. King is saying…

COMMIT TO YOUR BLUEPRINT: JANUARY 18, 2021

As we celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, it is important to center in his teachings, which are timeless.One of many teachingsthat move meis when he talks abouta commitment to our life’s blueprint. The first commitment is to have a deep belief inwho you are,in your dignity,worth,and “somebody-ness.” The second commitmentis to be…

BUILD THE BELOVED COMMUNITY: January 15-17, 2021

I do not have the luxury of despairor hopelessness. I do not have the privilegeof dwelling in surprise or pain. I owe it to my ancestorsto continue to move forwardin the vision,aspiration,and victorythat they summon. THIS IS A LISTENING BLOG LISTEN BY CLICKING HERE Each breath inspires me in the awareness that we are One….

STAND YOUR GUARD: January 14, 2021

Because of what’s happening around us, the deaths and sickness from rapidly spreading disease, the loss of jobs and hopelessness felt by so many, the stress and anxiety by the so-called “new normal,” and the violence, terror and fear caused by hate groups, we are being called to lean into our discomfort in a new…

CHECK YOURSELF: JANUARY 13, 2021

As we observe what is going on in the world,it is important to check ourselves.What behavior are you demonstratingthat undermines the principlesand values for which you stand? There are deep divisions in our country,which illustrate deep divisions within.What are you doing to be more accountable,show more integrity,listen deeply,hold space for the views of others,collaborate with…

FIND THE POWER OF PEACE: January 11-12, 2021

During these times, it is important to find peace within. One of the most peaceful placesI find is in the word of Dr. King,who combined the incredible forceof peace and love with activism. As Dr. King said“Before it is too late, we must narrow the gaping chasm between our proclamations of peace and our lowly…

GO HIGH: January 8-10, 2021

One of my colleagues recently shared that Michelle Obama said, that “we’ve got a responsibility to live up to the legacy of those who came before us by doing all that we can to help those who come after us.” Our responsibility is so important that it requires us to rise above the fray of…

REMAIN VIGILANT: January 7, 2021

“Every society has its protectors of the status quo and its fraternities of the indifferent who are notorious for sleeping through revolutions. But today our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change. The large house in which we…

PAUSE: January 6, 2021

Here is a moment for a power pause. Well-being relies on our ability to take all that must be done and breathe into it in a new way.Just pause, and allow your perspective to shift.There is enough time to do everything. PAUSE BY LISTENING HERE,IF ONLY FOR A MINUTE. MUSIC IS AVAILABLE ONi-TUNES:CELEBRATING THE BEAUTIFUL…

POWER IS WHEN WE SEIZE THE MOMENT TO CHANGE: January 5, 2021

We often await the new year and then fail to use it to achieve what we planned to do. After a few months, our new goals have faded into old routines, abandoned except for our guilt for failing to accomplish them. But January opens the door to 365 days, each offering 24 hours as a…