Belonging actually isn’t about fitting in, which some of us mistakenly believe it to be—it’s about being accepted for who we are.
Suffering is a universal human experience. But many of us forget this because we don’t often hear about others’ struggles and we don’t often share our own.
Racism is real, and it seems as though now more than ever before it’s being called out in the public sphere. The unfortunate truth for people of color is that what we’re finally seeing discussed in the mainstream just affirms what we already know is true
Whether you’re presenting in a boardroom, classroom, conference room, or theater, paying attention to these elements will help you better connect with your audience, look polished and professional, and communicate your ideas in an engaging and effective way.
Lately, I’ve noticed that two points come up repeatedly when it comes to living well: the importance of finding meaning in our lives, and the importance of developing social relationships. Not surprisingly, they’re connected for many of us.
In my early 30s, I started waking up to the fact that I needed to change my life, but I didn’t know where to begin, or what my life could look like. I began an intense period of soul-searching.
Allies are critical to creating real change.But what does being an effective ally actually look like? Here are a few things you can do to better interrupt racism, hate, and discrimination with your own actions.
About Ritu Bhasin
Ritu Bhasin didn’t always feel empowered to be an unapologetic, fiercely authentic leader. While she was highly successful and living the “corporate dream” in her early career, Ritu had a startling realization: the person she was in her day-to-day life bore little resemblance to her true self. Because of her experiences with racism and bullying, she found herself minimizing racial, religious, gender, and class-based aspects of her identity to “fit in” among circles where she felt she didn’t belong. And in doing this, she was profoundly unhappy.
After much soul-searching, Ritu decided to transform her life. She completed her MBA, left her corporate job, launched her own business, became a mindfulness practitioner and teacher, and dedicated her life to helping others become more empowered and inclusive. Most importantly, she committed to living as authentically as possible in all that she did going forward.