Showing posts from 2021

Transformation Station

 As I sit here listening to a group of people that I have had the honor of participating with in the world of transformation, I think about the Transformation Station. We all arrived at Transformation Station last March, bright-eyed and ready to take on the world.  We were naive, believing that we had all the answers already. What could Transformation Station possibly bring? We took our lives, folded them up, and put them into our suitcases of Possibility.  One step at a time, we created powerful interactions and opened up the world to others. We bring them to the Station, opening the windows so the breeze of possibility can fill their lungs. We breathe in the air, reminding ourselves of the world that we have created for ourselves and others. We lead them onto the platform where they walk gingerly to join us at the tables, where we drink coffee and talk about our future. Transformation Station is a place where you open your heart and fill it up with the possibility of a future that yo

Who knew? Lessons from the last year..

 Welcome back to The Other Side of the Equation. This is where deep thinking and conversation happen about the transformation of education, taking care of our well-being, and creating a world where everything matters. I have been missing from the blog world for months. The Pandemic came in March of 2020 and I, like many others, moved into survival mode. We all hunkered in for what we thought would be a few weeks. Our naivete about the situation now seems so clear. Looking back it's hard to believe I, a scientist at heart, ever really believed that we would return "back to normal" in just a few weeks. (facepalm) The Pandemic destroyed the creative juice that flowed from my mind. Consumed with worry and concern, isolating from others, made getting by each day the priority. Now that over eighteen months have gone by, and we're still here, I realize that if I don't build some normalcy in my life, I will continue in this suspended state. Lots has happened over the last

Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021

  There have only been a few times in my memory that I can remember being truly happy that the year was ending but 2020 was definitely one of them. The year just seemed to suck the life out of everything. This will forever be known as the year of the Pandemic, Comprehensive Distance Learning, mask-wearing, and social distancing. It is the year that the death of George Floyd launched protests around the world for Black Lives Matter.  It was the year when we, as white Americans, had to look deep within ourselves and ask how White Supremacy had been and currently was running our lives. It was a time where recognizing White Privilege was and is painful and feels raw when considering the harm caused to others simply because of the color of their skin. It was a year where the presidential election brought so much stress and anxiety that its conclusion, which wasn't declared for weeks, seemed almost anti-climatic. The deaths of John Lewis and Ruth Bader Ginsberg cut deep for so many that