Community: A community is comprised of multiple distinct and intersecting voices.  Working collaboratively, we fuel each other, celebrate diversity, expand our ideas, and discover new directions. 

 

Creativity: Expressing creativity gives us breathing space and room for conversation.  Creativity builds bridges between diverse people and ideas: inviting contemplation and conversation.

 

Curiosity: Why? What? How? These questions open doors, invite exchange, and challenge the status quo.

 

Change: Whether it is planned or emergent, change is a constant. It provides an opportunity for growth and discovery. Opening the door to change we can develop new directions and reaffirm our traditions.

 

Challenge:  We learn the most when we are at the edge of our comfort zone. Difficulty and disconfirmation invite us to try something new.

 

Contradiction: Shadow does not exist without light.  Volume requires line.  I celebrate this contrast and congruence of opposites: ideas, ethnicities, cultures, and experiences. Every strength has its shadow side and we can learn from both.