A friend of mine recently posted a very personal story of his pain at the discovery of his own implicit bias despite having married a woman of color. The Implicit Bias Test is something you can take if you want to explore bias in yourself. I was touched by his admission but it made me … Continue reading Bias in human evolution
Do you have home control disease? This is another concept I learned from Tiffany Dufu's book Drop the Ball. I already passed it along to a colleague that I thought could benefit from the book. I may have to re-buy it... So many great lessons and stories that she told in the book that really … Continue reading Home control disease
Do you ever have a sense of marvelous ease in your day? A sense that you are in a "flow state" and things are proceeding exactly as they should. You just ride along as the current carries you. You look up hours later and realize you have been so engaged in a task that you … Continue reading Flowing vs Overflowing
We are often taught that going "outside our comfort zone" is where the most growth happens. I believe this is true, to a large extent. Our human species evolved to seek comfort or pleasure and avoid pain. These impulses largely kept us alive, along with developing communities which could provide protection and safety in a … Continue reading Un-buffering your life
Breath by breath. There is No hurry. Always know this. And your life will sing.
As I was on the mat yesterday for my favorite yin yoga class, I could not help thinking about the practice of "yin" which in yoga terms means surrender. We spend so much time pushing forward, trying to be productive and striving to accomplish things. The culture in which I live promotes and supports that. … Continue reading Yin and Yang