belongings. Here are some of my recent favourites – reminders that we all go through illness, loss, pain but also love, connectedness and hope.
The problem with individualism? It is White and it is ruining the planet.
How much do you know about empathy? Happy National Empathy Day! Happy Pride Month! Here, this month is a time of reflection about the diversity of expression and kindness that unites us in the UK. So what is empathy? Often confused with sympathy (feeling sorry for others), empathy is an ability to step into the other person’s emotional space. It is an ability to feel with them. We can do this in …
I am very impressed with the Mental Health Foundation’s take on the changes in their approach to race and diversity. Why is their recent announcement effective?
This is the question we are often scared to ask in the room with the client. However, it is the crucial question that opens the door to a trusted work for change and healing.
I have been experimenting with my list of privileges and spaces where people tend to discriminate against me with simple shifts in language. When people correct my pronunciation, I refer to myself as ex-pat (instead of an immigrant). When men refuse to read out loud my Zoom question during a public event I rename myself from Sylwia to Syl (less feminine, easier to read but also more ambiguous, so harder …
We all know stories matter. Stories made Homo Sapiens the most successful kind. I wonder, what if we succeed in building a better, kinder future instead?
Why do we actively refuse to pay attention to clearly unethical behaviours and systems? What can leaders do about it?