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 ]

Boston at sunset

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 ]

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 ]

Resources for Change

How to Apologize. I particularly like how the narrator uses her own mistake as an example. Ten questions to get to know your new direct reports better. Asking direct questions in [ read more brave ]

When being brave gets you killed

Being brave is dangerous. Sometimes the danger is imaginary, or you’ve made a major fear out of something minor. Sometimes the danger is financial or reputational, like starting a new [ read more brave ]

Self-Care in High Stress Environments

This is a guest post from Dr Naomi Johnstone, who is currently working in Afghanistan for Norwegian Refugee Council.  We all know that getting enough sleep, eating well and exercising [ read more brave ]

American anarchists, a Kurdish nationalist leader, and radical feminism: welcome to Rojava

Rojava is a region in Northern Syria under Kurdish control and governed according to the ideas of Abdullah Öcalan, a Kurdish nationalist leader who believes that “a country can’t be [ read more brave ]

Inspiration: Thuli Zuma

I’m not usually one for inspirational poets, or the daughters of famous men, or for that matter, poetry slams. But I was reminded today of just how much I love [ read more brave ]

Three things I’ve learned from my clients about being brave

1) Being brave isn’t knowing the right thing to do. All of us, almost always, know what the right thing us. Being brave is making yourself act on that right thing [ read more brave ]