I study the interactions between humans through the way we communicate, work together and gather. I am fascinated by how our relations with ourselves and with each other are changing the way we think, act and understand our work.
A non-Mom, still a Boss Mom
“I’m a non-mom, as all of us who do this work are non-parents.” I just looked at her waiting for her to explain. We had only just met, I walked through the door of the house on the farthest right plot on Miodrzewiowa Street. I got off at the bus stop and walked as per her instructions in our email exchange. The autumn leaves were already beginning to pave a colorful glistering carpet, I caught the eye of a big colorful rabbit. I knew I was in the right place.
Shining a light on resilience: rethinking the practices of self resilience.
I am not here to lay out the tools of how to build your strength and success under the label of resilience. I am here to invite you to look inside. And rebuild the path to yourself. What you stand for, your integrity towards yourself and the values that serve you. Allow that to be the reflection of your journey. So next time you are getting on a "horse", pause and ask yourself — what is this horse actually made up of? And does it match the needs of your whole self? Next time you are stepping into a situation or environment, ask yourself does this reflect me, my values and what I intended to do in the world. (see my previous article in this series for horse analogy)
Burnout happens when you avoid being honest with yourself that you are human, for too long
There are different ways to define, measure and build resilience. The most common approach is to look at how “fast one gets back up” when one has fallen, failed, or burnt. The Merriam Webster dictionary defines resilience as the ability to become strong, healthy or successful again after something bad happens; the ability of something to return to its original shape after it has been pulled, stretched, bent, etc.; an ability to recover from or adjust daily to misfortune or change.
The flow, called resilience
Disclaimer: None of what I am going to tell you about I had come up with all on my own. The ideas in this and the essays that follow, have been shared, researched, and experienced by incredible womxn that I’ve been fortunate to hear, read, meet, and learn from. It is my service to share those insights with you today, through the lens of my own eyes, feelings and experiences.