I'll be honest and share with you that in the beginning, I didn't make all of these connections. I started thinking I wanted to help women replenish themselves. For almost seven years up until 2011 was the Director of an International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGO) and I got burned out doing all the things. I didn't know how to take care of myself, and eventually left my job to take … [Read more...] about What do I mean by Wellbeing? And why do I connect it to Impact and Collective Care?
I'm looking for a couple of organisations willing to be involved in a pilot of an approach we have developed at Jijaze called the Wellbeing & Impact process. So far we have been running this process very effectively with groups of individuals from different organisations. This pilot over the summer of 2018 will help us to learn about using it in an organsiational context. This is … [Read more...] about Looking for Organisations to participate in a pilot
Before taking part in the Wellbeing + Impact Mastermind, I thought I knew what self care was. I knew that I needed to take time for myself, and I did so – haphazardly, when I was able to, more at some times and less at others. I veered from “doing OK” to “totally overwhelmed”, with a near constant sense of low-level exhaustion. Pretty normal, right? But when I thought about it more … [Read more...] about Self care and social justice: A personal experience of the Wellbeing + Impact Mastermind
What holds us back from change? One of the most pernicious ways our impact as change makers is lessened is in the false conflicts we have absorbed around our wellbeing and our impact. Often, these are ideas we internalise without questioning, so ingrained are they in our understanding of the world. The way to be most effective is to work as hard as possible. To show vulnerability makes … [Read more...] about 3 lies that prevent us from creating change – and how to combat them
It's not always easy building a project that challenges the way things are and questions so much of the conditioning we all have about both Wellbeing & Impact. Since we launched Jijaze last year we have sat with so many challenging questions about how to run this project in way that’s sustainable, with adequate resources, while continuing to deeply honor all of the values at the heart of … [Read more...] about One Off Sessions for April