On Betsy Devos’ Confirmation, McConnell’s Censorship of Elizabeth Warren, and a Week Where Otherwise Terrible Things Have Happened

So many of us are incredibly disappointed about DeVos’ appointment, especially after the public mobilization against her, and shocked that McConnell would censor Elizabeth Warren. It is unjust and absurd. But, we have entered a new era where the formerly unthinkable may quickly become reality if we continue to consider it unthinkable.

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Mid-Week Inspiration

There is definitely hatred in the world. But, at the end of the day, I believe there is far more love. Here is your mid-week inspiration, complete with an extra dose of hope.

On Orlando

I just listened to Anderson Cooper read the names of those dead from the attack in Orlando. The voice of the TV anchor, typically steady and confident, wavers as he recites name after name, including their age and a short sketch of each life now gone, sharing pieces of information about what they liked to do, where they worked or how loved ones saw them. Watching the video clip feels holy, like a ritual reading of the dead, a litany used by generations before when tragedy struck. Part of the way through, he takes a big breath… Read More

At The Confluence: A Conversation With Barbara Jefferson

I met Barbara Jefferson at a Bioneers conference where she shared a story of transforming grief and pain for the world to empowerment and action through the Work that Reconnects. Barbara continues to embody this transformation through work as a facilitator of the Work that Reconnects and Generation Waking Up, as well as other leadership and diversity trainings.   To learn more about her work, visit BraveSpace.org.  How are you contributing to the Great Turning? I work as a facilitator for the Work that Reconnects. One of the roles I play now is… Read More