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….

Create More Space for Truth and Love

“I have never seen a situation where you shouted people down and convinced them you were right.” —Ann Miura-Ko We live in an era wherein nearly any and all information is available to us all of the time. It is literally ‘at our fingertips.’ It is no longer a matter of if you can know…

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…

Being Yourself in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

You can roll how you want to, as long as you are willing to live with the consequences. One of the things I love about Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) is the diversity of styles and personalities I have found on the mats over the years. Even when all of the people in the room have the…