Dream loudly

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Think of a goal that you set for yourself in the past.  Was it your goal or did it belong to someone else?  Here’s what I mean. The patriarchy is an organizing system that not only structures our society (government, education, religion, family), but it also organizes US.  It influences what we think is (im)possible based on our gender identity.  …

Sisyphus, Boulder Rolling & Self-Judgement

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When we learn that we cultivate our best lives from our messy humanity, we give ourselves permission to drop the self-judgment.   I’ve been on an intense journey over the last few months that felt like I was shedding a part of my identity that had been with me for decades.  At times, the process was painful and confusing.  It felt …

Geraldine Ferraro & Me

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I remember when Geraldine Ferraro ran for VP of the United States on a ticket with Walter Mondale.  While I was young, far too young to care about politics let alone understand political party politics, I was raised in the most powerful Republican stronghold in IL.  Dennis Hastert, “The Coach,” and now disgraced and imprisoned sex offender/former Speaker of the …