M.E. Hart Introduces “Poetry with a Purpose” at Violence Against Women Conference

I was honored to speak recently at an annual meeting sponsored by the Department of Justice’s Office of Violence Against Women. Fund administrators from US States and Territories met in Louisville, Kentucky for updates on processes and procedures, to share best practices, and to develop strategies for shaping the future of their . . . → Read More: M.E. Hart Introduces “Poetry with a Purpose” at Violence Against Women Conference

M.E. Hart Speaks at DCRCC 40th Anniversary

Hart Learning Group is a proud community partner with the DC Rape Crisis Center. We support their efforts with training volunteers who work with hotline and advocacy clients.

Their 40th Anniversary Celebration, on October 20, 2012, was a celebration for clients, volunteers and community supporters.

The program began with these stirring remarks from Santa Molina-Marshall, . . . → Read More: M.E. Hart Speaks at DCRCC 40th Anniversary

Creative Ways to Tell Your Story

I recently conducted a poetry workshop for mental health professionals, called Creative Ways to Tell Your Story.

I taught specific techniques for using the poetic forms of: Keyword, Word Jazz and Haiku to help their clients – especially those who have experienced trauma in their lives – to creatively release the tension from a . . . → Read More: Creative Ways to Tell Your Story

Poetry with a Purpose

Every day mental health professionals help people cope with tough life changes that can have traumatic effects, such as the loss of a job or the death of a family member.

On Friday, I will be offering an innovative workshop for mental health professionals called Poetry with a Purpose: Creative Ways to Tell Your . . . → Read More: Poetry with a Purpose

Note to Leaders: Shift Happens

Two giants in their fields, Google and Goldman Sachs, found the spotlight this week. I’m not sure the leadership of either will be happy about it. Both lost employees who decided to explain to the world their reasons for leaving. These are cautionary tales about the enormous consequences that occur when a corporate culture . . . → Read More: Note to Leaders: Shift Happens

Fire For A New Start

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The fire was raging in the portable fire pit on the patio. Hands reached out to toss envelopes holding secrets into the flame. It was a clear, cool and crisp night with stars twinkling brightly over head. An eclectic . . . → Read More: Fire For A New Start

Implicit Bias: Inside The Brain

I recently attended a continuing education judicial conference entitled Implicit Bias: Recognizing It and Dismantling It. Implicit bias can be defined as unconscious attitudes and preferences operating just below our conscious awareness. Dr. Mahzarin Banaji, one of the world’s leading researchers on this topic, presented the most recent research to 150 judges and lawyers.

I’ll bet you’ve . . . → Read More: Implicit Bias: Inside The Brain