From mud to migraines – how marrying my opposite gave birth to Life Lenses™

‘Do you get headaches doing that?,’ my boyfriend asked me, genuinely puzzled, while peering over my shoulder. ‘Say what?!,’ I thought, confused as mud, as I continued making my lists, relaxing into the task of sorting through the flotsam & jetsam of our lives & putting it all down in neatly organized lists. (Yes lists, […]

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Watch how these skeletons bring out biases

Love love love this. Diversity & Inclusion – Love Has No Labels

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Perspectives on being a TCK (third culture kid)

If you’re a regular reader you know I’m absolutely fascinated by perspective. And there’s nothing quite like the perspective of a TCK (third culture kid). Haven’t heard that term before?  A third culture kid ‘is a person who has spent a significant part of his or her developmental years outside the parents’ culture’ according to […]

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Is it equal or is it equitable? There’s a big difference.

A colleague from the UN gave me this cartoon.  Whether I’m doing train the trainer training, talking about stages of group development or intercultural conflict resolution training, the difference between equality and equity comes up. Many people see them as the same thing (pun intended). They’re not. Equality is treating everyone the same.  Equity is […]

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How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk

I live in Kenya.  My kids go to school with kids from some 52 other countries.  A friend of mine, whose kid hangs out with mine, is from the state of Georgia.  When she sent me my first text with y’all in it, I laughed & was oddly excited & proud. Thinking about those many […]

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Expect the unexpected. African style.

Expect the unexpected.  African style. I’m working on an upcoming e-newsletter – about a Canadian (that’d be me) living abroad. This video captures what it’s like on more adventurous days.

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100% human – Labels are for clothes

Labels are great. They can take what’s complicated & simplify it.  They can create community (any other mothers of teens out there? any other Canadians living in Kenya?).  They can be shortcuts that bring ease.  They can define & delineate.  Like assessments.  Like Life Lenses™. Labels can also be dangerous. They can bring shortcuts that […]

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‘I would only believe in a God who knew how to dance.’ Friedrich Nietzsche

Photo Credit: AlicePopkorn via Compfight cc Not many things come to mind that are as entrenched in opinion & perspective as religion. Entrenched as in I’m right, you’re wrong. Opinions such as My God rules, yours isn’t even on the radar. Dichotomous.  Black & white.  Yes or no.  Right or wrong. I was drawn to […]

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A perspective on gender identity

This image is from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality. I think it speaks volumes. ‘nuf said. ~~TGIF- each Friday I rejig & re-post a blog entry from my www.life-lenses.com blog, which is about enhancing our perspective & worldview.~~

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Training & development learning well June blog post round up

If you didn’t catch all the posts last month simply peruse & click what’s below. Here’s the Rock.Paper.Scissors’ monthly training & development round up for the month of June. Learn well in the training & development learning well. Dive deep into the learning well or take a small sip. Shower yourself in training & development […]

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