On Self Care

Once it becomes clear that someone we thought would take care of us will not, it should also become clear that we must start taking care of ourselves.  It is important, however, that we do this without the bitterness, resentment, or fear that we will naturally be inclined to have when we are disappointed, frustrated,…

Looking Forward Softly

It is important to have ideals, to set high standards for ourselves.  However, it is also important to understand that we will fall short of whatever ideals and standards we have.  No one is perfect and life is complicated.  We must be adaptable.  This does not mean that we should easily accept moral compromises within…

Allowing Life

Things will not always go how we hoped they would or planned for them to go.  In fact, maybe most of the time things will go differently than we wished or assumed they would.  This is simply part of the path.  We cannot control every detail, variable, and circumstance so that all of life conforms…