Don't Wait to Get the Help You Need Start Here

Healing Relationships Step Seven: Repair

“We must use money to heal where people are hurting and to stop more hurt from happening.” (From “Seven Steps to Healing” by Edgar Villanueva in Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides, second edition, copyright 2021, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc, Oakland, CA)   Righting the (relation)Ship In Villanueva’s model for economics, this is the stage […]

Healing, Step Six: Invest

  “We need to put all our money where our values are.” (From “Seven Steps to Healing” by Edgar Villanueva in Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides, second edition, copyright 2021, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc, Oakland, CA) How Much Can You Invest? Bearing in mind that Villanueva’s original steps of healing were geared toward economics, […]

Healing Step Five – Represent

“We must build whole new decision-making tables, rather than setting token places at the colonial tables as an afterthought.” (From “Seven Steps to Healing” by Edgar Villanueva in Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides, second edition, copyright 2021, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc, Oakland, CA) Tables? Tiffany, I thought we were talking about relationships. What do […]

Healing, Step Four: Relate

“We need space to share our whole selves with each other and understand we don’t have to agree in order to respect each other.” (From “Seven Steps to Healing” by Edgar Villanueva in Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides, second edition, copyright 2021, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc, Oakland, CA)   Strength in Diversity When my […]

Healing, Step Three – Listen

“We must acknowledge the wisdom of those excluded from and exploited by the system, who possess exactly the perspective and wisdom needed to fix it.” (From “Seven Steps to Healing” by Edgar Villanueva in Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides, 2nd edition, © 2021, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc, Oakland, CA)On to Listening! In Step One, we let […]