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“pleasure doesn’t start with orgasm-level excitement. Pleasure starts with the seeds of safety.” On the impact of stress and need on our abilities as (especially...

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“pleasure doesn’t start with orgasm-level excitement. Pleasure starts with the seeds of safety.” On the impact of stress and need on our abilities as (especially intensive) leaders; on how feeling safe makes us more human...
“It’s May. It’s Pleasure Month, here at the Intensives Institute. And we’re thinking about ways to allow our sense of pleasure to be part of our guidance system, to be part of our awareness system....
“Sometimes I’m right, and it doesn’t matter. What matters is that they’re having their life and they’re experiencing their thing. And when you bring that to leadership, it completely changes how you function… Above all,...
“…what SIEF does, that the other ones don’t do, is lifts out this one set of behaviors and characteristics, just one- it’s one axis…. This isn’t meant to say that we’re one dimensional; this is...
“We just had a full moon, which is traditionally the letting-go-of-things moon. That always surprises me, because fullness makes me think of taking things on. But no, when your arms are full, you have to...
Kimra Luna: “…when you’re with those like-minded people, and you know that you’re doing something to make the world better… you get hope automatically. It starts filling you up.” Leela Sinha in compelling conversation with...
“this is not Pollyanna, like, oh, there’s something beautiful in everything. No, no, some things are just terrible. I’m not gonna lie to you about that…. and, I refuse to shape my identity around oppression....
“the lemon balm, the peppermint and the comfrey all have a reputation. They have reputations for being bullies, they have a reputation for being too loud, too big, too much. Oh… maybe that’s why I...
“What did I do today, to make today a place that I could live in? Tiny hopes. Tiny, absolutely persistent hopes.” We seldom talk about depression while it is happening, about the strategies for getting...
“…and so I have come to the point in my life, where I am pacing around my office saying I need thank you notes.” On the challenges of writing thank you notes; and the absolute...