Whether from the left or the right, I have a lifetime of first-hand experience of shaming as a strategy for social coercion and control. But after years of learning about the impact of shame from Brené Brown on individuals and organizations alike, I think it's time we reconsider this approach of 'shaming' one another.
I'm okay with political disagreement. But what concerns me is the move towards a politics of fear from both sides of the political perspective. As you may have guessed, I think we can choose to vote out of fear or vote out of love.
As humans of the 21st century we have got it into our heads that we can know all the things. That we can predict all the weather.That we can heal all the diseases. That we can guarantee that we will not only have food to eat, but that we can have exactly the right food to eat at this moment whenever we feel like it. That since we can put people into space and go to the moon and launch rockets that can destroy cities in moments and have a face-to-face conversation with someone 10,000 km away from us that surely we can be certain about what is wrong with us. Except that sometimes, even today, we can't.
So thanks to my amazing friend Mar, at Art in House, we have just submitted our incredible design for our wheel covers for the new racing chair!! I am beyond excited, my friends! The requirement from the manufacturer was that since we were purchasing the chair with myTeamTriumph Canada's assistance, their logo and website had to… Continue reading Wheel Covers!
The skies were dark and threatening as we arrived at the SouthShore Centre on May 31st. The wind was strong and cold, and I was grateful for all of my layers! But riding on the high that we had passed the half-way mark on our chair fundraising, and thrilled to see the MEC Barrie Runninjas… Continue reading Barrie Fun Run – Race Report
This morning's training run with the Barrie Runninjas coincided with the Barrie Food Bank's RoundUP, so we decided to do our training route from MEC across to Ardagh Bluffs School and then back again down Ardagh to MEC. We had a great crowd out, with lots of people happy to push! I have been amazed… Continue reading Barrie Food Bank – RoundUP Training Run