Silence and Integrity

We do not have to be rude to be authentic. If we have any kind of point of view, lots of people will say and do things that are in conflict with our opinions and beliefs. That is simply part of life. If we feel the need to react to every incidence of disagreement with…

Be Who You Are With Kindness

Be yourself, but first, be kind. It is important to be authentic and honest, but it is more important to temper that with humility and compassion. Without humility and compassion, it becomes easy to deceive ourselves into thinking that authenticity and honesty mean saying whatever we feel like to whomever we feel like saying it….

Are You Truly Showing Up?

“Your take it or leave it attitude with your family is unacceptable.” — My brother For many years, I thought that honesty meant saying or doing whatever I felt, even if it hurt people, as long as I was being true to myself and my feelings. In fact, my basic stance was that if you…

Who Will You Be (When the Curtain Falls)?

Knowing who you want to be is more important than knowing what you want to be. Fatherhood is a challenge, not in the sense that it is challenging, as in difficult. That is a given. All work that matters is difficult. More so and more importantly, it is a challenge to who we think we…