#1 Your capacity for resilience (meaning the extent to which you are filled up & supported) is a gift to others. A gift. You can’t be the change that you want to see unless you cultivate your own resilience through the habit of replenishing yourself and dedication to respecting your own needs as well as those of others. #2 Creating change isn’t something that, in the long term. we can just … [Read more...] about A Recipe for Radical Resilience
Do you ever think you don’t have time to get help? It’s easier to do it yourself? You’re only one that can do it? The past few weeks in Jijaze, the community space I founded for women who want to make a difference without depleting themselves we’ve been talking about the people we need around us and why they are a crucial part of making sure we don’t wind up exhausted. In the process of … [Read more...] about Do you ever think you don’t have time to get help?
This week it has been occurring to me just how much inviting needs to happen to grow community effectively and authentically. As one of our members told me this week ‘life is so hectic it takes a lot to grab people’s attention’ and of course at Jijaze the last thing we want to do is to add to the overwhelm in fact that’s exactly what we don’t want to do. Instead we want to support women to … [Read more...] about Building Community: A Diary – Week Four
A few years ago the wonderful Tanya Geisler asked me a question about the unique contribution I wanted to make (she actually asked 'What is the gift that you HAVE that could save the world?') and this week I found the notes I made in response: 'I've always felt that there was something fundamental for me in the area of connecting people from different backgrounds/walks of life. I'm fiercely … [Read more...] about Building Community: A Diary – Week Three
This week I have been taking it slow as I worked behind the scenes on the first bundle of learning & reflection resources for our ChangeLeader members. In it we are diving deep in to Replenishment & how we can make it a Habit and so I have tried to do that for myself too and really re-fuel myself and reflect this week. At the heart of what I have been reflecting on is the fact that I … [Read more...] about Building Community: A Diary – Week Two