Making a Positive Difference

Making a Positive Difference

2022 has been a strange year. Between severe weather events, divisive politics and elections, economic inflation, the war in Ukraine, protests in the streets of China and Iran and a lagging response to climate change (the real threat to our planet) – the disruptions...
Nature’s Lessons on Restoration

Nature’s Lessons on Restoration

I visited Yellowstone National Park in the Spring of 1989 following wildfires that burned over 793,880 acres of forest in 1988. I was amazed by the amount of regrowth that had already occurred more proof that Nature is designed to regenerate. There are certain trees...
3 Ways Urgency Makes Waste

3 Ways Urgency Makes Waste

As I was filling up my water bottle this morning, I turned the faucet all the way up. The high water pressure caused my bottle to overflow. This wasted water was all because I was trying to fill up my bottle faster than it could accommodate. This observation was...
3 Reasons to Choose Kindness

3 Reasons to Choose Kindness

Kindness is underrated in our world today, but I believe it is a powerful force in an interdependent world. Once we shift our worldview to begin seeing our interrelatedness and connections, kindness reinforces and aligns with interdependence.  I see kindness as a form...
Raising Our Expectations

Raising Our Expectations

Last week I wrote about the direct relationship between expectations and feedback in human systems. Nature uses feedback to evolve, but in human systems, feedback is triggered by not meeting expectations. This causes us to deflect feedback, or hinder it.  As we...