Darren Stehle

Darren Stehle

Montreal
Discover the WRITE path to express your ideas, engage your audience, and drive change. Ghostwriter & Coach supporting Change Leaders via strategic messaging.
Apr
14
The Journey of 1,000 Miles Starts with Where You Are Standing

The Journey of 1,000 Miles Starts with Where You Are Standing

How “Queering The Way” came to be the path I was already on.
6 min read
Apr
06
Flexibility and Yielding Are Essential Aspects of Life — Stiffness and Resistance Lead to Decay and Death

Flexibility and Yielding Are Essential Aspects of Life — Stiffness and Resistance Lead to Decay and Death

When we yield to what appears to be blocking our way, we will find a way through.
2 min read
Mar
30
Magnetic Metaphors: Understanding Gender and Identity Politics Through the Polarity of Magnetism

Magnetic Metaphors: Understanding Gender and Identity Politics Through the Polarity of Magnetism

In the fight for diversity and inclusion, we are butting heads by forcing the same energy of anger, dominance, and superiority against our opponents.
2 min read
Mar
23
The Way of Leadership Is Never a Straight Path — Especially if You’re Queer

The Way of Leadership Is Never a Straight Path — Especially if You’re Queer

Over the last few weeks, I’ve written a several posts investigating the qualities and characteristics of ethical and human-heartedness
2 min read
Mar
16
From Attack to Empathy: Practicing Humility and Impartial Witnessing on Social Media

From Attack to Empathy: Practicing Humility and Impartial Witnessing on Social Media

All social transformation starts with personal transformation.
2 min read
Mar
09
Polarization Creates a Dangerous Illusion that Disconnects Us from Our Shared Humanity

Polarization Creates a Dangerous Illusion that Disconnects Us from Our Shared Humanity

Both online and in the real world, there is too much emphasis on the need to be right and belong
2 min read
Mar
02
What Is Gender Ideology? The False Belief That There Are Only 2 Genders.

What Is Gender Ideology? The False Belief That There Are Only 2 Genders.

This is what ideological dogmatism looks like; everything is the same, can only happen in one way, and is vigorously policed.
2 min read
Mar
02
To Understand the Concept of ‘Good,’ We Must Accept the Mutually Arising Polarity of ‘Bad’.

To Understand the Concept of ‘Good,’ We Must Accept the Mutually Arising Polarity of ‘Bad’.

Conscientious humane action requires that we navigate the space in-between what is ‘good and bad’ to minimize harm caused to others by remaining too long at unnatural extremes.
2 min read
Feb
27
What Does It Mean to Be a Virtuous Person and How Is that Different From a Person of Good Character?

What Does It Mean to Be a Virtuous Person and How Is that Different From a Person of Good Character?

We live in a social media age where morality and ethics are demonstrated as virtue-signalling memes or thumbs-up emoticons — often
2 min read
Feb
24
What Is the Distinction Between Values and Virtues? One Leads to Deliberate and Thoughtful Action

What Is the Distinction Between Values and Virtues? One Leads to Deliberate and Thoughtful Action

Practicing the virtues expressed in the Tao Te Ching is not for appearances, recognition, or validation. These are actions that
2 min read