A Lifetime of Becoming

This week, I thought I’d share some personal reflections on “becoming.” Many of you will have your own stories, and maybe (since May is “story” month at RYSEC) you might also consider putting your story of becoming into writing.  Or...

To Become, Let It Go

If you’ve got young children at home — especially if they’re girls — you likely have heard the “Let It Go” song from the musical Frozen a few hundred times. Demi Lovato also recorded a pop version.  If you don’t know the song,...

Lessons Learned

“The base of all things is love, respect.” — Vickie Downey, TEWA/Tesuque Pueblo In 1992, almost 30 years ago and near the beginning of my work as an Ethical Culture Leader, I attended a workshop supposedly about “Native American Spirituality...

Ethical Culture Is a Platypus

When Europeans first encountered the platypus in Australia, the first assumption was that it was a hoax. A duck’s beak and webbed feat on the body of a beaver-like mammal? An aquatic mammal that gives birth by laying eggs? Instead of trying to pigeonhole it into...

Lessons from Women’s History

Every time I present about the “Women of Ethical Culture” I am reminded of a general principle: that when we look at the history of any nation, culture, or movement from the perspective of the women or other historically-marginalized group, we see a more...

Ethical Relationships

~ Jone Johnson Lewis I’ve been looking over pieces I wrote near the beginning of my Leadership career.  I often come across things where I’ve changed my mind substantially.  And I often come across things where I am surprised by the insights I had! Some...

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