The Paradox of You

When you’re in election mode, you are constantly pitching yourself. For someone who got into politics because they genuinely want to serve, it can be odd to set your humility aside and work hard at crafting your pitch and then talk about yourself and what you offer over and over and over and over again.

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Heather Jensen
More You, When YOU Know There's a You

There’s tremendous value in making the distinction between the human you are and the role(s) people expect you play. The more you know the you that you are, the more room you have to be able to see more clearly where you begin and end and where other people begin and end.

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Heather Jensen
Our Roles, Ourselves

After exploring how to make object some of the external predicaments we face in the external world, I’m going to switch back to thinking about how all this making things we were once subject to can make a difference to our internal worlds.

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Heather Jensen
Seeing the Challenges in Front of Us

One of the cool things about adult development is that as you grow you develop the capacity to see both the world inside yourself and the world outside of yourself in a more nuanced way. As you develop greater capacity in either area, it helps you in the other.

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Heather Jensen
Seeing What You Can't See

What we are “subject to” is anything we take for granted and don’t even know that we take for granted. They could be assumptions we make about the world, the beliefs we have about how things should work. Often, they are cultural assumptions based upon how our culture or society works. We don’t see the assumptions because we simply live out our lives based upon our beliefs.

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Heather Jensen
The Person and the Role

Self-awareness and politicians are not thought to go together. This is a blog that defies that assumption and is meant for readers who have experienced the value of reflection.

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Heather Jensen
Tools for Governing in a Complex World

It’s incredibly useful to know that just because our bodies may have matured in our twenties, that our minds continue to grow and develop as we mature. There are even some predictable paths of development that can help us make sense of ourselves and give us insight.

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Heather Jensen