Promised you 7 Ideas for Life: An Antidote to Polarity
Well, here is Idea # 1: Step up, shoulders squared.
To step up, with your shoulders squared, is to accept that there are people in the world who want you on their side of a polarized issue.
It’s a reminder to yourself that there is a personal responsibility here, to see those dichotomies.
And, it means you are prepared to at least consider when you want to take on the burden of wading into the debate. … More NEW PODCAST > IDEA #1: Step up, shoulders squared
Looking back…How did we get from 1967 to 2017, from young girls to women, in an age that promised gender equality yet didn’t, really, take down the practical barriers? The answer, for me, lies in a fervent belief that our dignity was innate, that our sense of worth was never in question. …
This is tricky. Power, alone, doesn’t work…power without love is cold and ruthless. It is power ‘over’ others which can easily erode their dignity. And, love, alone, doesn’t work either. Love without power is polite, conflict avoiding and can undermine your own dignity or that of others if you create victims. … More Shoulders Squared: Celebrating Gender Equality in Canada