© 2019 by Nicole Steward, MSW 

"When I dare to be POWERFUL, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less & less important whether I am afraid." -Audre Lorde


Join me on The Steward Project podcast, a space to discuss the intersections of service, social justice, spirituality & self-care. Each one an important aspect for helpers, healers & change makers to stay healthy, happy, and effective in the work we do.

June 23, 2018

This episode of The Steward Project Podcast is a bit impromptu.  I recorded it in a fit of rage over what the US is doing by separating children from their parents at the US/Mexico border.

So let’s talk about what’s happening on our southern border. The separation of fa...

December 18, 2017

It's important to understand what trauma is, how it impacts the brain, body & nervous system, and how it shows up in our lives.  It's also important to have a few tools to help relieve the symptoms of trauma when they show up for us or for those we serve.

We are cu...

August 29, 2017

"People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance

for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things.

But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave."

-Assata Shakur


August 8, 2017

The constant awareness as a living being that suffering exists and will always exist can be hard to process, but makes it no less true.  As we experience deep moments of suffering throughout the world, we come back to the reality that all we can control is our breath....

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