When Culture Appropriation Isn’t Black and White

Culture appropriation is a common and ubiquitous phenomenon in our diverse and globally connected society, and it occurs on a spectrum like anything else. The best practice for consuming culture can be reduced to the same basic principle as many aspects of the human experience: be conscious and self-aware about it. … Read More When Culture Appropriation Isn’t Black and White

How to Hold Space in Conversations about Oppression

Holding space in conversation is about recognizing that there are two (or more) egos in the room, two perspectives, two sets of needs and both (or all) of which are completely valid and real. It’s about listening skills, respect, and empathy. … Read More How to Hold Space in Conversations about Oppression

The Spiritual Leader Entrepreneurial Archetype and its Inherent Contradiction

As a follow up to my open letter to Layla Saad, the “Wild Mystic Woman,” I explore the inherent contradiction of offering spiritual guidance for profit, and I warn against inadequate teachers. “If you want to meet a genuine and fully knowledgeable teacher, you must first prepare yourself. Then you will be able to pass through the hedge.” … Read More The Spiritual Leader Entrepreneurial Archetype and its Inherent Contradiction