“Justice is love on legs spilling over into the public sphere.” – Cornel West

To write without ceasing is the continuous undercurrent of my life. The text may take many forms – in my body, on trees that have been sacrificed to be born again for what one can only hope is a sacred purpose.

Some times there are long stretches between words, phrases, stanzas, paragraphs, chapters. The windows of this market, gallery, meeting place papered over. Remodeling, will reopen soon.

And I amass black type in great piles, images in smooth curves and harsh angles, bringing us sacred messages. Rumi said love is the way the great mystery tells us what’s important. Art is the way we tell each other.

The sacred is what’s possible when we all have what we need to show up in purpose and to return to it when we are drawn off center. I am a call to the sacred in everyone.

None of us have lived in the world we are creating, this is all faith-based work this speculative fiction. These stories are our stories. These stories are love. Treat them tenderly.

If you see what springs forth from this in the library down the street, in your minds eye, in the eye of your neighbor on the train…you have seen a bit of justice – a bit of love in public.

Thank you Stewart for the request that I post this.

Exploring Your Values and Making Your Personal Plan

Feeling pulled in many worthy directions?  Falling just short of where or how you want to be in multiple areas of your life? Interested in getting clear about your priority values and developing a plan and practice to help you stay focused on what matters?

Join me and Doug Paxton for an 8-week workshop that combines values exploration, coaching from accredited faculty, peer coaching and the development of a personal plan to help you distill your purpose and go forward with clarity, support and a plan. The workshop series begins and ends with an evening workshop on a Thursday and includes phone and web-based exchanges in-between with optional additional face-to-face time.

Doug & Liss in faculty regaliaThrough the Leadership Coaching Program you will:

  •  Identify your highest values and priorities
  •  Design specific goals and actionable plans to move forward
  •  Have access to executive coaching in a cost-effective manner
  •  Benefit from individualized, values-based coaching from Saint Mary’s faculty
  •  Participate in a learning and practice peer coaching group
  •  Develop and hone coaching skills to integrate into your leadership practice

The new group begins September 20, 2012 and runs through early December, 2012.  See the detailed Program Description for more information and to sign up! Some partial scholarships are available, access the Program Description for more information.  Hope to see you on the 20th!

A New Leadership Development SeriesDoug & Liss in faculty regalia

Doug Paxton and I are offering an action-learning-based leadership coaching program focused on getting to the work that matters to each of us and supporting one another through peer coaching to keep our attention there. This Leadership Coaching Program combines coaching from accredited Saint Mary’s faculty and with peer coaching and is for anyone who is seeking clarity about what is most important to them and wanting support to stay focused on that work.

Through the Leadership Coaching Program you will:

  •  Identify your highest values and priorities
  •  Design specific goals and actionable plans to move forward
  •  Have access to executive coaching in a cost-effective manner
  •  Benefit from individualized, values-based coaching from Saint Mary’s faculty
  •  Participate in a learning and practice peer coaching group
  •  Develop and hone coaching skills to integrate into your leadership practice

The new group begins March 2012 and runs through June 2012 and costs $1200 (some partial scholarships are available).  See our Coaching Program Calendar, the detailed Program Description, and sign up!