We are only as blind as we want to be. ~Maya Angelou History is never invisible, finally, though some people seem to work very hard to be willfully blind. ~Garth Greenwell On Saturday, I arrived (soaking wet) at a union hall in St. Louis, Missouri to talk to fellow Democrats about how to spread our … Continue reading We’ve Not Gone Anywhere. They Just Can’t See Us.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. ~Dr. Martin Luther King Sometimes when you get disappointment it makes you stronger. ~David Rudisha Best laid plans, right? I had already written this week’s pep talk – surprising myself with productivity earlier in the week – and then… Mueller time. Suddenly there was a … Continue reading Mueller Time: It Was Always Up To Us
Once young people know the problems and are empowered to act, they have great power to impact the world. ~Jane Goodall It takes a long time to become young. ~Pablo Picasso Sometimes a problem needs fresh eyes, you know? And who better to give fresh eyes to a problem … than a teenager. Our world … Continue reading 5 Girls That Are Changing the World – and What We Can Learn From Them
New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings. ~Lau Tzu Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. ~Zig Ziglar A life well lived is full of beginnings. We sigh, and smile, and coo, and nod approvingly when we hear … Continue reading How I Lost My Identity and Found My Purpose
If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere. ~Frank Clark. Faith sees the opportunity - doubt sees the obstacles. What you see is what you get. ~James MacDonall Her note read "My dear, your idea is so absolutely mad that it must be thoroughly sane. Come and talk it over!" … Continue reading Obstacle or Opportunity? One Woman’s Legacy of Fearless Living
Once you choose hope, anything is possible. ~Christopher Reeve I dwell in possibility. ~Emily Dickenson Listen to the must'nts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn't, the impossible, the won't. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me ... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be. ~Shel Silverstein. Well here we … Continue reading Creating More Paths for Success: How Being Hopeful Makes it More Likely That You’re Going to Be Okay (And How You Can Become More Hopeful)
Friendship is a sheltering tree. ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge As you've probably gathered, this month is devoted to taking care of ourselves and each other. From unpacking the elusive concept of "self-care" to talking about why you should laugh as often as possible, this month is dedicated to making all of us stronger, healthier, happier activists. … Continue reading Feeling Lonely? You’re Not Alone. Fifteen Ideas to Build Your Network