Arriving at Shared Truths Together

This can seem like an impossible thing, these days… even as it’s clear that we, especially here in the U.S.,  need it more than ever! Yet many of us know from experience that it is indeed possible, though it often takes real incentives to bring people to the table in the first place. And even […]

Celebrating Our Diversity: Now More Than Ever…

As part of the broad community of people in the U.S. who sought a different outcome in the recent elections, I’ve been listening deeply to the various responses being offered in the last few weeks, and also to my own heart. Those of us who identify as somewhere on the democratic-to-progressive spectrum are a diverse […]

Coming Home to the Art of Collaboration

In a few short days, I will be flying out to join some of my larger tribe at the European Art of Collaboration,  an edgy and inspiring gathering taking place in Donostia, Spain — also known as San Sebastian. I have felt HUGELY excited, from the moment I first learned about this gathering. At the […]

A Fresh Take on “Process”, and more…

Ever since I read Eugene Eric Kim’s latest blog post on “not liking process” a few days ago, I’ve been jumping-up-and-down-excited about sharing it with others. If you are in the field of group facilitation and/or consulting work, you have most likely have run across your fair share of folks who “don’t like process.” Check […]

New Article in Spanda Journal

I’m writing this blog post to celebrate the publication of my recent article on”Participatory Public Policy Microcosms: Diversity and Empathy as Generators of Creative Wholeness.” It was published in a  recent issue of Spanda Journal, and the image above is from the cover of that issue. One cool thing is getting to have my article […]

Systemic Work and Dynamic Facilitation

Sometimes when we learn something new, it helps us to see something familiar, in a new way. My husband Bruce has just pointed out a new metaphor for the emergence-based facilitation work I do, and I’m so excited about it!  Here is the story… Last year, Bruce began to dive deeply into Systemic and Family […]

New Year’s Inspirations…

A belated Happy New Year’s greetings to you, dear reader… I’ve been hibernating a bit more than usual, over these winter holidays. I feel like a bear that is taking a peep out of its winter cave!  In the last few months, the recent slew of tragedies in our larger world have inspired me to […]

Empathy and Creative Innovation

A few weeks ago, I received an brief e-mail from Seung Chan Lim, otherwise known as Slim. He had come across my DiaPraxis website (and possibly, my paper on Empathy and Collaborative Meaning-Making) and wanted to know about upcoming workshops. As I started to write him back, I noticed his email address was connected to […]

Expanding Our Sense of Possibility

Hello dear readers, I’ve been slowing down a bit, trying to stretch out these last few days of summer… AND, I have something for you. Something simple, like a beautiful smooth stone, or a seashell… except that it’s a question. A question designed to awaken our capacity to wonder, and to expand our sense of […]