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Hope from Knowledge

“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up.”  (Anne Lamott) A Room with a Desk When I was growing up, I used to dream about having an antique […]

Healing, Step Two: Apologize

“We must apologize for the hurts we’ve caused.” (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) Today we look at step two of Edgar Villanueva’s “Seven Steps to Healing” as applied to interpersonal relationships: Apologizing for the hurts […]

Healing, Step One: Grieve

“We have to stop and feel the hurts we’ve endured.”  (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) As promised, this blog is the first installment where I will take Edgar Villanueva’s excellent healing model, (designed to address […]