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Human to Human is a daily blog, Monday through Thursday, on which I post current learnings (taking sporadic weeks off to write longer pieces or to rest). Posts are 300-500 words, often with photos, intended to be read in five minutes and inspire reflection, individually and communally, on varied aspects of participative leadership practices, insights, and human to human depth.

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From Things Residual

In her book Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert writes about the 20th century Irish poet Patrick Kavanagh. She describes him in the context of artists (poets, musicians, painters, dreamers and the like) and how they must often steal away to create their art. There are few artists that have complete spaciousness and funding to simply compose at their leisure. Rather,… Continue reading

Trusting Your Nature

This week I was able to spend an afternoon hiking and wandering Tiger Mountain near Issaquah, Washington, where I took this picture. The occasion was my spouse’s 53rd birthday. I love the green of Washington State. Soft moss that grows on standing and fallen trees. Ferns that make their home everywhere. Streams that trickle through the park, as well as… Continue reading

The Effect of Stress

The video collage below is 51 minutes. It features Bruce Lipton, a cellular biologist who has taken his work to many, many layers. His style is quite intense, in part, because he knows a lot of stuff and is offering really important connecting into a story.

In this piece, he talks about the health of human body (cells) and how… Continue reading

On Grief, And Tenderness

I met Marilyn Hamilton about ten years ago, I think. She came to a leadership conference that I was hosting. I think we had had contact before then also, when I worked with Margaret Wheatley. I remember Marilyn at the leadership conference — she was one of the participants that just knew what was going on and how to gracefully… Continue reading

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