As soon as CERB kicked in, people began to save money, and invest it into things like their survival in the context of climate change, like purchasing garden supplies and seeds. We’re actually still seeing the effects of that, for example, with seeds being out of stock everywhere.
I’ve adopted some practices to help me cope, stay present, and support my nervous system – rather than participate in what some call “absencing”, where one disconnects and numbs.
Who benefits from the narrative “We don’t have time to eat.”?
“We’ll just pick something up on our way to our next obligation.”
“We’ll heat something up when we get home.”
What has the microwave marketing of the 1950s onwards created as a food culture?
This new type of leadership is checking in with these things, and we’re co-regulating our emotions. We’re showing up as our authentic human selves, taking responsibility and holding ourselves accountable for the things we’re responsible for.
If you want to have more connection and learn more in your conversations, try not to think of what you will say next when listening. Try listening to understand and notice how you are touched or moved by what somebody says.
I thought of the power of those words and how, since hearing them, I’m continually reminded of this concept when I let my ego lead and get into a debate or an argument.
Here in Canada and the US, I find it difficult to know if someone really is asking because they want to know how you are feeling, or if they are asking because it’s a default greeting.
Find the power in your own story and past experiences to shape the future you want
For the past year and a half I’ve been using Dr. Chené Swart’s Re-Dignifying Practices as listening tools and habits to deepen conversations and make them more connective, safe, and inspiring. When we feel secure, moved, trusting, and truly connected with each other,...
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