Careful.

One a walk with my husband the other day, we came to the conclusion that neither of us has much charisma. And by and large, that hasn’t been a problem for us. I think. Not sure. We’ll see. Both of us are similar in our questioning/challenging of issues that affect us personally, locally, and nationally. (Globally, too, but our area of effect diminishes.) And, those who perceive themselves with unwarranted authority may push back or act in retributive ways. However, we both would agree that those true leaders, who are collaborative and inclusive, use their charisma well to garner support…

Strength to fall, strength to fail, and courage to rise

I am not a Tarot card reader, though I’ve always appreciated the art, both the visual art and the reading art of it. The reading of people is an art form I lack, woefully. Sometimes human behavior mystifies me, and I fill in my lack of knowledge with pure lizard brain responses. Or maybe it is that I read people all too well, but haven’t developed the kind, soft tools to maneuver or add nuance to these interactions, especially when they go south. Unfortunately for my personal and professional relationships, this doesn’t always take the form of gentle, self-reflective musing,…