The night of the election I stayed up until the 1 a.m. captivated by the drama of election returns, of the great sweep of the Democrats into the House of Representatives. After hanging out with some like-minded local political volunteers and neighbors, I came home feeling optimistic, happy and excited. Turning the t.v. off was … Continue reading Oh the drama
Now that the excitement of this midterm election has come to a close, it is time to rest and digest. After all the "aerobic" energy of the campaign and election season, and as we process the results, we must enter a season of pausing and reflecting. I am relieved this election cycle is over. Some of … Continue reading Wellness Wednesday – rest and digest
For my U.S. readers: nobody really needs to remind you to vote, right? I would rather thank you in advance for doing the right thing. Because you stepped up and you made our democracy work! Thank you! Now go celebrate!! We are all in this together. And together we rise. Cheers, email@example.com
Do you remember that phrase? People in the U.S. probably do. But just in case your history is foggy, it was a phrase used in a debate on October 16, 2012 by Mitt Romney when responding to a question on how he sought to create a gender-balanced cabinet. It was not so much about whether … Continue reading Binders full of women
I write this reflection with a feeling of edginess in my body, and unresolved tension in my throat and my heart related to recent political events. The confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh feels like yet another assault on women. I realize that the circumstances surrounding the testimony of Professor Ford had some unconfirmed facts. But it haunts … Continue reading Edginess
I was not proud of my angry response to an inflammatory post from someone in my WordPress feed over the weekend. I was temporarily unable to step away and I got side-tracked from the intention I had for that morning. It made me want to fight, defend and debate. In reflecting on this phenomenon later, … Continue reading Wellness Wednesday – What do you do when triggered?