Sustainability in Practice

A mediocre practice that we maintain is better than an exceptional practice that we quit. It is good to push ourselves, to try to reach beyond our capabilities, and to expand our limitations, but not if it continually burns us out. Burn out is not sustainable and a practice, by definition, must be sustainable. It…

The Will To Support Is The Will To Empower

Sometimes, maybe most of the time, people do not want or need us to do anything more to support them than to demonstrate the willingness to do so. We are more powerful and more capable than we know, with fear and uncertainty about the limits of our capabilities hardwired into our DNA as an evolutionary…

Greatness Through Imperfection

Through our weaknesses we find our strength and through our flaws we find our grace. We are not worthy of all that we are capable and yet we are worthy of so much more than we give ourselves credit for. We are all flawed, broken, and weak in some way. Yet, in spite of this,…

Running Blind With Fear

As much as we feel as if we are chasing what we value, more often than not we are simply running away from what we fear. Fear is a much more powerful motivator than hope. The fear of not having security, status, health, wealth, or love, not to mention food, water, clothing, and shelter, drives…

Friends Cheer Your Wins and Mourn Your Losses

If someone treats you poorly on a good day, imagine how they are going to treat you when things get difficult. We can tell a lot about a person by how they treat us when we are at our best. If we are excited about something, celebrating an accomplishment, or simply just having a great…