Taking Your Heart to Work

When we seek for connection, we restore the world to wholeness. Our seemingly separate lives become meaningful as we discover how truly necessary we are to each other.

—Margaret Wheatley

In her autobiography, Living History, Hillary Rodham Clinton recalled how devastated she felt when the Democrats lost both houses of Congress in the 1994 midterm elections. Mrs. Clinton blamed herself for the failure of health care reform, and realized that she had become a lightning rod for some people’s anger. She considered withdrawing from actively participating in political and policy work.

When she told women colleagues about her disappointment and guilt, they reminded her of her value to the administration ...

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