A few weeks ago, I’m reading these <140 characters on Twitter: If you loved Rio+Social, check out the Social Good Summit.  Within seconds, I’m ransacking the website, reading it backwards and forwards, practically turning it inside out, wanting to keep hold of the thrill and needing to know everything I possibly can about this conference that brings together some of the world’s most influential thinkers and innovative technologists to ignite conversation around… Read More

I do not know how to write a poem. The words they wait, faithful Like the trees and the tide The sun. If only I had the faith of the sycamore Remembering that the poem comes through the ease and the unease, the joy and the pain, the all. The answers I’ve been seeking are carried not on the intellect. They travel along some secret stream, glide over rocks gurgling to the… Read More

Be patient towards all that is unsolved in your heart And try to love the questions themselves. Six years ago, when I was pregnant with my daughter, I was naturally living in the fluidity of playing with questions, similar perhaps to how my unborn baby played in the very fluid of life.  I wondered: What if my child chose me?  What if she has something to teach me?  What if this experience… Read More

This article was originally published in Go Girl Magazine.  I share it here to further get the word out- we all have the opportunity to bring our voice to global conversations, conversations to seed the future. I arrived in 2012 on a wild mustang, bucking tradition.  Now this may not sound like an easy thing to do, but let me tell you, it is much easier than how I’d entered previous years:… Read More

World governments, NGO’s and other major groups will meet June 20-22 in Rio de Janeiro at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development to agree on how to meet the immense challenges facing humanity.  The agenda will include a range of smart measures toward eradicating poverty, creating sustainable development and peaceful prosperity for our planet and the whole human family. Through their community platform, World Pulse, in partnership with the Women’s… Read More

The other day I got to watch birth happen.  I got to watch a woman pull up all the strength inside of her and use it to bring a newborn child into the world.  I got to remind this woman of that strength when in her mind, she didn’t think it possible.  I got to watch her body do what it knows how to do, and held witness as her body taught… Read More

In the beginning, sleep was all I really yearned for.  A good four hour stretch, and I might feel somewhat human the next day.  I might perhaps feel like the girl I’d always known myself to be: prepared and in control.  I wanted to feel my humanness–not necessarily an easy task for a new mom. Ironically, though, it was the baby- the very one who was stealing my sleep- who woke me… Read More

We dream a marvelous dream.  We show up on bridges across the world and we bridge our minds to our hearts.  We show up and we bridge a million hearts. We dream a marvelous dream. We show up and we ignite a new kind of power.  One that has been perceived as weak, but that is proving to be more powerful than anything we’ve ever known. We dream a marvelous dream; except… Read More

How do you celebrate International Women’s Day?  If someone would have asked me that question a few years ago, they would’ve heard crickets.  What is International Women’s Day?   Growing up in the US, I’d never heard of this day, which happens on March 8th each year, and is intended to celebrate women’s achievements.  Honestly, I was disconnected to what previous generations of women had done for me.  My schooling focused on… Read More

Two years ago, I sat at my computer reading about the Join me on the Bridge campaign for the first time.  My eyes stung with tears as I read that the women in Congo and Rwanda would meet on a bridge connecting their countries to call for peace amidst a violent war.  It was only as these tiny tears turned into huge dollops rolling down my cheeks that I realized something big… Read More