Holding Suffering without Getting Swamped by It

Written by MJ Ryan, SheEO Development Guide Yesterday on our SheEO team call, one of our teammates said, “There is so much to mourn.” She was referring to the horrific discoveries at the residential schools as well as to the multitude of other losses due to cultural and social injustice that we at SheEO have […]

Are You Responsible For, or To, Others?

Written by MJ Ryan, SheEO Development Guide I love reading something that makes me aware of my habitual mindset, the autopilot my mind uses to view the world and interact with others. There’s so much about our habitual thinking that needs a light shined on it. That’s why I was delighted when The Anxious Overachiever […]

Widening the Gender Circle

Written by MJ Ryan, SheEO Development Guide June is LGBTQ+ Pride month and I can’t let it pass without honoring the occasion. It’s always been an important time in our San Francisco Bay Area household, what with many queer relatives and friends and the best parade in the world, if we do say so ourselves. […]

Two Questions for Allyship

Written by MJ Ryan, SheEO Development Guide Image by @ohhappydani As a white woman with a lot of privilege, I’ve been thinking a lot about allyship. I feel like an ally, meaning I support racial, gender, and social justice and want to do everything I can to stand up for those who are being attacked […]

How Can we Strengthen Our Connections to One Another?

Written by MJ Ryan, SheEO Development Guide Last month, I wrote about umbuntu, the idea that we exist in connection to one another and that if we truly adopted that mindset, we would make very different choices in the ways we live and come up with very different solutions to social ills. I’ve continued to […]

Grief is in the Air…and Our Hearts

Written by MJ Ryan, SheEO Development Guide I learned an important practice at the SheEO global summit this year from social justice doula Lutze Segu—to call it out when grief is present. It should be obvious. Of course feelings should be acknowledged, no matter how painful. But as a white privileged person trained from early […]

We’re Designed to Come From Love

Written by MJ Ryan, SheEO Development Guide One of my SheEO Ventures was having a challenge with a business colleague and was asking my help in ending their working relationship. “I’m just going to tell him he needs to quit because he’s adding no value,” she said. I asked her to view the dynamic from […]

Unlearning Separation and Learning Ubuntu

Written by MJ Ryan, SheEO Development Guide We white Westerners have so much to learn from our Indigenous sisters and brothers around the world. Virtually every week, I receive a shock to my mind/body/spirit when I an awakened once again to the deeply unconscious mindsets from which I view life. It happened last week when […]

Opening Our Hearts to Ourselves and Others

Written by MJ Ryan, SheEO Development Guide Mission II by Catherine Nelson This month, I find my mind continually turning to the question of how do we heal from the trauma of our personal and collective woundings, however we experienced them. And how do we support the healing of others, without minimizing or glossing over […]