How to Find Your Power: The Process of Empowerment

Mountain TopHave you ever felt powerless?

Powerlessness can take many forms.  It can be the inability to gain personal control or make progress towards meaningful goals.  It can be a sense of being marginalized or being excluded from participation --think of this country’s history with exclusion with all male golf clubs, all white sports teams, higher education for the wealthy and white and work opportunities for white men as a just a few examples.

Lack of power can come from inequalities in the environment, a need for personal strength, not having material resources and power imbalances in society.  The ability to right power imbalances and a sense of personal control is linked to greater health and well-being. Continue reading “How to Find Your Power: The Process of Empowerment” »