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Posts by Erez Shek

The Case To Be Loud

Challenging Silence How much has silence hurt you? Were you taught that being loud was disruptive? How many times have you been told that silence is the same thing as peace? Does challenging silence scare you? Does it freak you out to be loud? In this episode I talk about the internal and external effects…

Selfish 2b Selfless

Be Selfish To be Selfless How often have you heard that self-care is selfish? How often have you been told that the things that you do to take care of yourself are selfish acts? For how long has the word “selfish” been associated with something shameful? What if we slipped the script? What if we…

Black Lives Matter- Say it

BLACK LIVES MATTER In order to say that Black Lives Matter, we have to understand why we need to say it. Why we need to be specific when we say that Black Lives Matter. As a white man, I do not say it enough. As a white man, I do not think about this enough.…

Action = Hope

Is hope passive or action based? What is hope? Well there are many theories and perspectives out there. For instance “Hope Springs Eternal” is a phrase from the Alexander Pope poem An Essay on Man. It references that it is human nature to find fresh cause for optimism.  Now optimism is going to mean different…

Push it real good….or don’t?

Years ago, the great American Hip Hop duo “Salt N Pepa” broke it down for us with the simple lyric:   “Push it real good”   Listen Salt N Pepa…..love you to pieces. I really do.  I have to call this idea of “pushing it real good” into question.  The idea that we have to…