Damage Adds Texture

It is natural to fear being hurt and even to go to great lengths to avoid it, but pain is inevitable, unavoidable, and necessary for our growth and for the development our character. Pain, whether physical, psychological, or emotional, is part of what makes us human. Without it, we would have no motivation, we would…

The Battle Within

We cannot outthink our hearts. As much as we may want life to make sense, to be rational, and to be fair and predictable, the reality is that our lives, the way that we view the world, the way we envision the future, and the way we remember our past, is all filtered through, shaped,…

To Be Or Not To Be Ourselves

Many of our relationships, whether we like it or not, place restrictions on us that prevent us from being ourselves. Whether for occupational, familial, or political reasons, we cannot fully open up to everyone, in every way, in every circumstance. If we do, not only will we jeopardize the relationships themselves, but also our reputations…

A Vessel Of Potential

Our flaws, our cracks, and our scars need not diminish our capacity for love, compassion, and creativity. In spite of how we have been hurt, in spite of how we have been damaged, deceived, abused, or abandoned, we are all capable of boundless love, endless compassion, deep connection, unwavering dedication, and powerful, life-affirming, world-changing creativity….

Do You See Heart?

When you look at others, do you see who they are or who they are capable of being? There is more to who we are than what we think about ourselves. There is more to who we are than the selves we project into the world. There is more to who we are than what…