Category Archives: reclaiming balance

Diversity, Fear, and Commonality

Diversity usually isn’t a popular concept in a patriarchy. In general, patriarchies value individual success over action taken for a collective good. Sadly, this can make people in a patriarchy somewhat self-focused. I think it was Ben-Hur who said, “You’re either … Continue reading

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We Need the Yang of Yin

In the vernacular of doing versus being, the masculine principle is wired for doing and the feminine principle is wired for being. My usual litany in this blog is that our patriarchal culture needs more of the feminine principle: more … Continue reading

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The Necessity of Love and Compassion

One can always count on the Dalai Lama to say things like they are. And although he doesn’t specifically emphasize it, he’s great at highlighting cultural imbalances between the masculine and feminine principles. Today, it’s how each principle approaches love … Continue reading

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Prejudice, Ignorance, and The Other

“Prejudice is the child of ignorance.” Most people find prejudice and ignorance to be undesirable traits. And they are. Yet there’s an interconnectedness between the two that can be used to help remove them from our world and reclaim balance. … Continue reading

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Summer Solstice (and the Full Moon)

  The summer solstice is a special time on our planet. At a physical level, for the northern hemisphere it’s when the axial tilt of Earth is closest to the sun. This creates maximum sunlight, making the summer solstice the … Continue reading

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Instinct, Intuition, and Intellect

            “Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests.” – Oprah Winfrey I’ve always found it fascinating to ponder the difference between instinct, intuition, and intellect. For me, intellect is about thinking and brain function. … Continue reading

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Wake Up People: We Are One!

“I hope that people will finally come to realize that there is only one race – the human race – and we are all members of it.” – Margaret Atwood This is an important quote from Margaret Atwood. It’s timely, too, … Continue reading

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