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EMBRACING IT ALL

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In Richard Rohr’s 2014 book, Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi, the specifics of spirituality are examined through the life of St. Francis.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS

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An evolution of consciousness is occurring on this planet—underlined by increasing awareness that we are not separate from our environment, and we are responsible for taking care of it. Protecting the ecosystem is a huge and multifaceted task as population grows, overconsumption occurs, and the biophysical environment is degraded, sometimes irrevocably.

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THE MYTH OF DOING IT ALL

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Many women struggle with the myth of having to “do it all.” In my forthcoming book I consider the woman who was a mother of two children. She also was a bookkeeper in a large organization and routinely brought work home. After spending time with her children in the evening, she stayed up late into the night, completing job-related tasks. Early in the morning she washed laundry and prepared meals in advance. She felt physically exhausted; she was riddled with guilt, because she believed stay-at-home mothers were better mothers; and she felt inadequate because her coworkers seemed to manage their workload during regular hours.  

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WOMEN AND LEADERSHIP: LEADING FROM THE HEART

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Research conducted by the World Economic Forum in 2017 showed that even though women worldwide are closing the gender gap in leadership roles—especially in the fields of health and education—inequality continues in politics and the workforce. Women represent fewer than 50% of leaders in every industry analyzed—with energy, mining, and manufacturing showing fewer than 20% of leadership positions being held by women. When women are better represented in leadership roles, more women are hired in the industry they work for.

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LIFE IS ABOUT CHANGE AND HOW WE DEAL WITH IT

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Adapting to change is an ongoing part of life. Often I think of the Charles Darwin quote: “It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive, but those who can best manage change.” Some changes are easy while others are difficult; some anticipated and planned for, while others hit us out of the blue.

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