Since the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers, we have been trying to figure out what to say to you about the moment we are in. As an office predominantly of white women, we are acutely aware of our desire and duty to raise up the voices of people of color. We are […]
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I am Heartbroken Again by Mount Greenwood
I am heartbroken again. Heartbroken to hear that Joshua Beal was killed by white off-duty police officers in Mt. Greenwood on Saturday November 6th. While we won’t know for quite a while the full details of what happened that awful Saturday afternoon, I immediately knew that what has happened all too often across the country […]
Finding awe unexpectedly
Laying down on the couch with a cold and my little dog on my lap under covers, looking out my second floor picture window I see bare trees against a light blue sky. I had just been caught up in reading posts on my meditation app (InsightTimer) after meditating, continuing my relentless and restless pursuit […]
Sitting Still. Sometimes.
How’s that quest to understand eternity, you might ask? Well, now that it is time for the McAlpine Consulting for Growth Thanksgiving newsletter, I realized that I better check back in on my last blog post to see where I left off on my big life question of “What are we doing here, exactly?” Looking […]
What are we doing here, exactly?
A resurgence of unrelenting anxiety in Fall 2014 finally got me energized enough to take a meditation class at the Zen Buddhist Temple of Chicago. I knew about the Buddhist temple since my mid-20’s in the 1980’s when low-level anxiety shifted into panic attacks and my naprapath and friend, Larry Felts, who was a practicing […]