Tribal Shaming

Tribal shaming is one of the most powerful ideas I’ve been introduced to in the last years. I was introduced to the concept of tribal shaming through a friend who sent me a Facebook post by the author Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love). Here’s a link to that post. You don’t need to be on […]

Connection: The Care and Feeding of the Spirit

In life coaching, I was introduced to the idea that human beings have three primary needs: Connection, contribution and authenticity. I have yet to discover a need that doesn’t fall into one of these categories, so at this point it’s still a frame that works for me. For me, any discussion of connection must include […]

Yule: The Fool’s Journey

Yule, the winter solstice, is upon us once again. This year, here in the deeps of darkness, I’m thinking about The Fool’s journey. The Fool is an archetype, a recurrent symbol in mythology, folklore and story. Jack of Jack and the Beanstalk is a Fool. The Fool shows up as a simpleton, an innocent, one […]