I’ve been thinking about masks this past week. Specifically, wearing them or not wearing them. I have 3 masks that have been made for me. I like the idea of wearing them. But I find I don’t wear them often. Why? It seem like such a simple thing. I had to think about it. I’m not out … [Continue reading] Masks: what they can tell us about connection
Just in case the need for race*-based stats is a new conversation to you, it’s not just about COVI-19. COVID-19 is just the latest reason to beat the drum. Laurie Townshend (filmmaker, photographer and teacher) has a gripping installation up as part of Toronto’s Scotiabank Contact photography … [Continue reading] Race-based Data and COVID-19
For many of us, the past 6 weeks in quarantine/lock down have been… interesting. Some things have changed, some things maybe not so much. For example: Because I work from home (unless I’m training), being home is not a big difference. Spending all day with my 7 year old and homeschooling is. … [Continue reading] New, Not New
As you may recall (if you read last week’s blogpost) I changed the password on my cellphone two weeks ago. I’m reporting back on my progress, and I’m happy to report that it’s been a couple of days that I’m finally getting it. Link to D&I What does this have to do with D&I you may … [Continue reading] Changing Behaviour
Last week I changed the password on my cellphone. What it’s showing me is how powerful repetition is, and how easy it is to get stuck in one way of thinking. Every time I pick up my phone, I have an automatic and physical response: I type in my old password, without thinking. The Brain is … [Continue reading] Creating a New Way
On a bike ride over the weekend, we came across this poster. At first glance, without a proper look, it’s a feel-good gesture: our health care workers are not only working hard for all of us, but are taking risks every day as they do so. But look closer. What do you see? Who do you … [Continue reading] Who are we seeing? Who are we missing?
A couple of weeks ago, my colleague and friend Joseph Ranseth (who teaches people how to create movements) asked our Mastermind Group what the positives were about social isolation. What had we noticed? While this may sound like a bizarre question, it was a very good one. My positives … [Continue reading] What’s Good Right Now?
Simon Sinek, in his book Leaders Eat Last, writes about how people are social beings. In those pages he explains how we feel stress when we feel that we don’t belong. And how that stress manifests in our bodies and impacts our ability to firm bonds and problem solve - among other things. This … [Continue reading] Social distancing week …3
Last week I wrote about social vs physical distancing. This week I’m asking you to think about the ways assumptions and pre-judgment are sneaking into your actions and feelings during this pandemic. When we are stressed, or afraid, we tend to default to what we know. The impact of fear I’ve … [Continue reading] COVID-19, physical distancing & assumptions
Yesterday, a friend of mine asked a great question: “Why are we calling it social distancing when we are physically distancing ourselves?” Hmmm.... So I looked it up and here is what I found in an article in The Atlantic. The CDC issued guidelines which include social distancing, which is: “a … [Continue reading] COVID-19, Connection, and Community