Wisdom Wednesday #42 – Shrinking Women

I’m still in my dialogue with accommodation and silence. Last week one of my girlfriends told me about how all the women in her family have accommodated the men within their lives to maintain the status quo. This insight into her life is not unique to her, but it is the story of several generations…

Wisdom Wednesday #16 – Everyone is Free to Wear Sunscreen

I heard “Everyone is Free To Wear Sunscreen,” by Baz Luhrmann, for the first time when I was in high school and I loved its message.  I have thought about the points the song makes several times over the years.  My understanding of the wisdom in the song have deepened as I’ve gotten older.  Some…

Speak Up for Yourself

“ My parents raised my sisters and I to speak up for injustice and give a voice to the voiceless.  I did that. But, I didn’t always speak up for myself,” I told my book club in March.  That week we finished reading a chapter about the voice from the book, The Artisan Soul.  I…

Mindful Monday #31 – Voice

Today is my one year anniversary of finding my voice! People often ask what does finding my voice mean?  I started to study improv last year to nurture my creativity and I noticed a pattern. I was often the last person on stage, the last to speak and when I spoke I didn’t say a…