George Floyd – A Path through Silence – Grief, Empathy, Hope

What to say when you don’t know what to say. Like many, I was stunned into horrified silence by the brutal and unjust murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Even now, I write and rewrite this. There are no words. Grief steals them from me. Even the word ‘grief’ isn’t fair or adequate. Many condolences [...]

Brené Brown On Shame and Empathy

Brené Brown is just friggen awesome. Every single time I watch this video I get chills. There is just no substitute for brilliance like this. “Shame drives two big tapes: “Never good enough”; and if you can talk it out of that one, “Who do you think you are?” – Brené Brown Shame is, as Brené [...]

Brené Brown on Vulnerability

Brené Brown is a vulnerability and shame researcher. This TED talk is an amazing explanation of the importance of vulnerability in our lives and how we connect to other human beings. From a Reiki perspective, disarming the shame beast is a crucial process in self-healing. Once we are able to truly love ourselves, our ability [...]

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