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Empowerment: Slow Release of Control

In my years of working with people, I’ve seen how the empowerment process involves a slow release of control but not abandonment. In helping people become stronger and more confident, there’s a process of walking with them. It’s not…

Thoughts

Empowerment :: You Have To Want It

I originally started this post back in April. Everything in life is a journey, right? Well, from writing this post to empowering others to lead has definitely been a journey of learning and growing. Several years ago, I realized…

Travel

Postcards from New Mexico

We’ve been back from New Mexico for a few weeks. Oh, it felt so good to go somewhere, even if we couldn’t go many places while we were there. I realized just how much good a change of scenery…

Community Thoughts

Service or Solidarity?

The work we do in the non-profit world can easily be seen as an act of service. However, I’ve been challenged lately to shift my thinking to looking at it as an act of solidarity. Service implies a vertical…

Fun

To Trying New Things

I love trying new things. To experience something new, especially with people you love, is just so life giving. I’m such a perfectionist that I used to stress out if the new experience wasn’t enjoyed by all. How silly…