On Being Hopeful Right Now
Written by MJ Ryan, SheEO Development Guide At this moment of time, I think the historian and philosopher Howard Zinn, who died in 2010, has a message for all of us. May it inspire us to hopeful action.
Am I Ready for a Trust Fall?
Written by Vicki Saunders About a year ago I told the team I need a break. Like a big one. 6 months? The team didn’t even blink. We’ve got this. I wasn’t surprised by their courage. I witness it every day. I made the announcement well in advance, giving us lots of space — a year […]
What Can We Do?
Written by MJ Ryan, SheEO Development Guide What can I do, we do, about the suffering in the Ukraine? That’s the question that has haunted me for the past few weeks. I’ve given financial donations to the big helper organizations. But that feels so insufficient. When we are faced with suffering, the natural impulse of […]
Imagining A Possible Future
Written by MJ Ryan, SheEO Development Guide via Instagram @iburobin As I write, Russia is still attacking the Ukraine, raining down terror and creating suffering and chaos. In response, many people around the world have been posting messages in social media. One post in particular, reposted by New Zealand SheEO activator Joanne Rama, praying for […]
Believe In The Possibility of Miracles
Written by MJ Ryan, SheEO Development Guide Pismo Beach State Park Grove, Credit: Lisa Damerel / Xerces Society I’ve lived in California for over 40 years. It has many beautiful sights, but none more miraculous than the overwintering of Monarch butterflies who have flown over 2000-3000 miles from Northeastern US and Canada at a rate […]
Written by MJ Ryan, SheEO Development Guide Art by Asja Boroš Recently I was talking to the Mindset Learning Track groups at SheEO about how to change anything in yourself. It really only takes three things: Desire: I really want to do this, it’s not just a passing whim or a “should” Intention: I am […]
Feed the Wolf of Love
Written by MJ Ryan, SheEO Development Guide On this day that celebrates love in all its forms (or at least that’s how I think of it), I’m reminded by psychologist Rick Hanson’s latest newsletter of a popular legend of unknown origin, sometimes attributed to the Cherokee or Lenape people. There are many variations but the […]
Cry Baby, Cry
Written by MJ Ryan, SheEO Development Guide Photo by Rose-Lynn Fisher Part of what we’re doing at SheEO is unlearning behaviors and mindsets that do not serve us or the future we want to create. One seemingly small one is that it’s not ok to cry. I can’t tell you how many calls I have […]
Turn Worry into Curiosity
Written by MJ Ryan, SheEO Development Guide Photo by David Ghilardi I’ve been holding onto this graphic for a year. As a person who excels in worrying, it really struck a chord with me. Because of course worrying is a wasted form of imagination—as Mark Twain noted when he said, “I’ve had a lot of […]