The Warning Signs

You’re not stupid. Your heart and your body and your brain – they know what to do. And they know when you’ve gone wrong. When you are out of alignment [ read more brave ]

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Giving Tuesday

Giving to others changes you, in ways that go well beyond the altruistic. Yes, altruism is valuable in a top-line moral sense. We all know that. But it also has [ read more brave ]

Self-coaching: Using Our Strengths

It’s easy to to think of our lives as a series of missed opportunities – one long list of things we could have done better. You can flip that script, [ read more brave ]

PCV shout-out

  To whoever came by my site over the weekend and read all the posts about Peace Corps. I offer pro bono coaching to all current and recently returned PCVs [ read more brave ]

Career Resources

Four of the best career articles I’ve seen lately: How To Prepare For Your Dream Career While You’re In The Job You Have Now, Fast Company How to Recognize a [ read more brave ]

for your consideration: an abridged chronological listing of the times I have been sexually harassed

It’s not my job to do this. It is not the job of women to educate men – or anyone – on what has hurt them, or how it has [ read more brave ]

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Silent never made you safe

“Silent never made you safe.” I think I read that on tumblr, and it stuck with me. It’s an appealing idea – that being brave is safer. But it’s not [ read more brave ]

The fights we lose

Dear friend, I know we lost touch when I left Kyrgyzstan, because our particular kinds of social awkwardness intersected in not-useful ways. I know we weren’t super close, and our [ read more brave ]

Required Reading: Interconnection

Some strongly recommended readings on interconnection and unexpected consequences. Nudges that Fail. Cass Sunstein, in Behavioural Public Policy, Volume 1, Issue 1 May 2017. Can Only the Super-Rich Save Us? [ read more brave ]

Three types of empathy

It turns out thee are actually three kinds of empathy, and they all have different effects on the way you interact with people. Cognitive empathy is the understanding of how [ read more brave ]