Joan Michelson
Can Kamala Harris Heal A Century Old Conflict Between Black And White Women – Elevating Both?

Can Kamala Harris Heal A Century Old Conflict Between Black And White Women – Elevating Both?

As we commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote this month, Biden choosing Harris is an opportunity for a healing moment for the country and for American womankind.  We are wise to remember the winding road of the alliance between black women and white women reflected in my great-great aunt’s unlikely friendship with Mary Ellen Pleasant so very long ago.  

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5 Ways Being Alone Is A Good Thing

5 Ways Being Alone Is A Good Thing

Women live alone in much greater numbers than ever too. According to OurWorldInData.org, approximately 7.8% of women ages 30-45, 18.6% of women 46-60, 31.8% of women 51-75, and 46.6% of women 76+ live alone. We can see being alone as being miserable and waste the time complaining and binge-ing. Or, we can see being alone as the gift of quiet time, as an opportunity to enjoy and appreciate our own company, and to get to know ourselves better. Psychotherapist Dr. Stephanie Dowrick, in her best-selling book “Intimacy and Solitude,” calls it “welcoming time with your own self as you might welcome time with a friend.” 

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Can You Measure Kindness? – Erin Michelson, Summery and Kind Quiz

Can You Measure Kindness? – Erin Michelson, Summery and Kind Quiz

Can we measure kindness? Take our Green Connections Kind Quiz and listen to this fascinating interview with Erin Michelson, CEO and Founder of Summery, a data analytics company focused on measuring employee kindness and social values, on Green Connections Radio podcast with host Joan Michelson to find out how they do it. They developed the Kind Quiz to do just that.

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Get Certified As A Professional Coach – With Nature!

Get Certified As A Professional Coach – With Nature!

Are you ready for the New Economy? Are you thinking about becoming a coach – or about getting certified if you are currently a coach? Do you value nature and want to explore a new approach integrating ecopsychology and nature? Our economy has permanently shifted. Fast. What will happen to your career? A new form of coaching is emerging from this paradigm shift called Coaching With Nature. Check out this webinar I did recently about it…

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Lessons From Coronavirus For Future Climate Change Public Health Crises

Lessons From Coronavirus For Future Climate Change Public Health Crises

Climate scientists have been warning us that, “Climate change carries a threat to human health and health care systems in the coming decades,” as ATS journal (of The American Thoracic Society) reported. I am not saying – and have not heard – that there is any association between the current novel coronavirus and climate change.  However, this outbreak and how we manage it does provide lessons for how we ought to prepare for and manage any potential increase in infectious diseases that scientists predict will come with the extreme weather events, droughts and other environmental ecosystem changes brought on by climate change.

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‘From Dowdy To Dazzling’ – Lessons For Women Today From The Suffragists

‘From Dowdy To Dazzling’ – Lessons For Women Today From The Suffragists

As we embark on a crucial presidential election, today, women voters are the largest single voting bloc, but, as most of us know, that right to vote was a hard-fought battle 100 years ago. That is, ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920.

To commemorate that centennial, this Women’s History Month, I sat down with one of the foremost chroniclers of the suffrage movement, Brooke Kroeger, to tell us how it happened and glean lessons for women today.

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