SPARK Players are courageous. Here’s why…

SPARK Series: DAY 2 Have you ever felt giddy with excitement and at the same time overwhelmed with nervousness after sharing something big? I know I have. In fact, I did yesterday! After pushing send, I had what I recently learned is called a vulnerability hangover… (I learned about it after reading Brene Brown’s book, Daring…

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It Takes Courage To Stay At The Table

This is a follow-up post to what I wrote on Staying At The Table with loved-ones last week… As anticipated, my letter to tension came in handy. Family and friends, from all walks of life, came together, and emotions ran high. I held Lia’s (my partner, who’s African American) hand tighter than usual under the…

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When Courage Calls, A Poem

  When Courage Calls Courage is calling Courage is calling   I hear her in the distance   Courage is calling   She says I must take my seat at the table   Courage is calling   She says fear can no longer win. She says choosing fear is a privilege.   Courage is calling…

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How To Stay At The Table This Holiday Season

How To Stay At The Table This Holiday Season Holidays have a way of heightening emotion, regardless of what’s going on outside the walls of your kitchen. This holiday season, many of us are wondering: How will I stay at the dinner table with all this tension?   I think it’s safe to say we’re…

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My Letter To Tension

Inspired by Elizabeth Gilbert’s brilliant “letter to fear,” in her book, Big Magic, I wrote a “Letter to Tension” for the holidays:  Dear Tension,   I see you. I feel you. Your presence is known. In fact, you took a whole new form in 2016. Like a tornado, you stirred things up, created chaos, and…

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Why I Took a Leap Of Faith For Humanity

Five months ago, I said “enough is enough” and something simultaneously sparked inside of me. Once lit, nothing could dim it. My heart broke open, and from that open place came clarity.   I needed clarity because my heart and mind were clouded by the tension and turmoil I witnessed in the world.   Here’s…

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