Making Good Retirement Choices Leads to Joyful Experiences for Ex-Educators

An ex-elementary school educator shares how making bad retirement choices can lead to imbalance. Retirement opens up many new possibilities but having too much to do feels overwhelming. Using your heart power gives you an emotional “time-out” for refocus. When I left the classroom 7 years ago I was burned out from all of the […]

Wyoming Social Justice in Action: Environmental, Economic, Legal Investigations

Wyoming Social Justice in Action: Environmental, Economic, Legal Investigations

Wyoming State Flag[/caption] State of Wyoming social justice and injustice falls into several categories:
  • Environmental
  • Economic
  • Legal
Cornel West said, “Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.” This blog is a celebration of justice as Professor West defines it. Here’s what I know to be true: What we give attention to reflects what we care deeply about. Being new to Wyoming I want to understand life here and what people are passionate about. •   In what ways do Wyomingites bring social justice issues to life, whether their endeavors impact Wyoming exclusively or have a wider reach? •   How do human needs such as empathy, compassion, contribution and belonging show up with justice concerns that crisscross the state?

Resistance to Justice - Publicly and Secretly

Big intentions as well as small acts of kindness will be explored. Likewise, well publicized state programs and surreptitious ones all have a place in this forum. And when helpful, resistance to justice — or conflicting tenets about justice — will respectfully be considered with an eye to understanding versus judging. What connects us and motivates action will always be the focus. Along the way I’ll interview people, and I’ll ask them to explain in their own words what the concept of justice means. I'll share the wisdom I hear and what I learn about Wyoming social justice in action.

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Next: Why I care Ellen Webster Synakowski lives in Laramie, Wyoming. Her website is: 
EllenSynakowski.com Please send ideas for inclusion in this blog to:  ellen@ellensynakowski.com
"Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public." - Cornel West    " data-mtst-selector=".blog-post-s3-link" data-mtst-label="Post S3 - Link" data-mtst-no-support="background,border">[caption id="attachment_185" align="alignright" width="370"]Wyoming State Flag Wyoming State Flag[/caption] State of Wyoming social justice and injustice falls into several categories:
  • Environmental
  • Economic
  • Legal
Cornel West said, “Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.” This blog is a celebration of justice as Professor West defines it. Here’s what I know to be true: What we give attention to reflects what we care deeply about. Being new to Wyoming I want to understand life here and what people are passionate about. •   In what ways do Wyomingites bring social justice issues to life, whether their endeavors impact Wyoming exclusively or have a wider reach? •   How do human needs such as empathy, compassion, contribution and belonging show up with justice concerns that crisscross the state?

Resistance to Justice - Publicly and Secretly

Big intentions as well as small acts of kindness will be explored. Likewise, well publicized state programs and surreptitious ones all have a place in this forum. And when helpful, resistance to justice — or conflicting tenets about justice — will respectfully be considered with an eye to understanding versus judging. What connects us and motivates action will always be the focus. Along the way I’ll interview people, and I’ll ask them to explain in their own words what the concept of justice means. I'll share the wisdom I hear and what I learn about Wyoming social justice in action.

•  •  •

Next: Why I care Ellen Webster Synakowski lives in Laramie, Wyoming. Her website is:  EllenSynakowski.com Please send ideas for inclusion in this blog to:  ellen@ellensynakowski.com
"Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public." - Cornel West