Our bodies remember what our minds have forgotten

Being body-wise is the act of believing what your body is saying. It’s a presence to life that is beautiful and vulnerable and essential to the work of creating lasting, substantive change in yourself...and in the world. It's also how we can create businesses that are disentangled from the manipulative, dismissive, objectifying messages hammered into …

Applying nature’s wisdom to social change work

I have these groovy cards (kinda like flashcards) from Toby Lynn Herzlich of Biomimicry for Social Innovation. They talk about applying nature’s wisdom to our social change work. To restructuring leadership and organizations as living systems so they are more effective. To making organizations function as living systems based on the principles of life so …

Facing Reality

“The energy now spent on self-protection can be converted into positive energy if we're willing to encounter reality and see it clearly. Facing reality is an empowering act - it can liberate our mind and heart to discern how best to use our power and influence in service for this time.” Margaret J. Wheatley Looking …

wild aging

time unspools........ my attachment to this body thins dipping her softening curves and valleys into the landscape of this edge-of-wild Place immersion feels easier edges less clear separation dissipates I like it. © 2018 Tracie Nichols All rights reserved. Image credit: Me and a misty sunrise.

We are antennae for waves of fierce emotions

I was having a quietly pleasurable researching, big-picture information-integrating kind of week... Diving into the role mirror neurons play in empathy: Did you know HSP's have more mirror neurons than average? No wonder empathy is one of our superpowers. Makes sense they're also our kryptonite... Exploring articles on aging and the impact of ageism on …

Giving Up…

I was sitting with a group of conscious business practitioners the other day talking about how challenging it can be to prioritize all we need to do when everything seems essential. How overwhelm is an almost constant companion in our business owner days. How, truthfully, we felt like we were spread way too thin, but LOVE what …