026 Gratitude is Breath

At this time of year, gratitude gets commodified. We treat it as an obligation we do in rushed thank you notes, or in cliches around a table. We miss the power and potency of daily commitments to gratitude that can ground us. Gratitude isn't the after thought at the end of the meeting, or gift, or meal - it's the breath that needs to flow through every moment of our day.
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022 Sh*tTalkers

One of the most insidious ways systemic discrimination replicates itself is through intentional and unintentional sh*ttalking. We use gossip and "gut feelings" to police and control others who challenge the status quo - or who threaten our ego. We've been socialized to feel that talking trash brings intimacy. We often to do it to people we consider our closest colleagues.
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