Was thrilled to help lead the Women’s March down the Parkway yesterday and end up on the stage. The crowd of 50,000 stretched from the Art Museum to City Hall – incredibly inspiring to see it from this vantage point!
It was truly a pleasure facilitating a strategic planning retreat for the Psychologists Coalition at the United Nations. There was a lot of interaction – at this moment I was looking in on break-out groups.
My work has taken me back to the United Nations, where it always feels like home. I enjoyed working with United Religions Initiative UN and WorldPeace.org on a Peace Day Flag Ceremony and then hearing Nobel Laureates talk about a sustainable peace.
Peace is a multi-level endeavor and there’s always room to look further for inner and outer peace with little and big things. A coaching suggestion: Make some peace today.
Check out my article in Kosmos article, published online.
Consciousness: Seeds and Soils of the Commons
We just finished celebrating Media’s second annual Happiness Week. It’s been a thrill to be the instigator of such fun – we had an old fashioned street dance party, a couple of fairs, drumming, learning about plants and saving energy and lots and lots of connecting with new and old friends.
The idea to celebrate came from working with colleagues around the world as part of my work on the United Nations initiative toward a New Economic Paradigm based on Happiness and Wellbeing. I love the fun stuff but for me the highlight of the week was a community dialog on integrating what the world knows about changing what we measure and why with how our community goes about its business. Here’s an article about my path to this work:
Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose a response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. Victor Frankl