Choosing Our Integrity

At some point, we have to decide what integrity looks like for us and then we must do our best to maintain it. Integrity is not the same for all people. We all have different values, ideals, and demeanors. Integrity is about knowing who we are, who we want to be, and who we do…

Amending Imperfection

We will say and do things we wish we had not, that we do not want to define the impact we make on the world, and which we wish we could unsay and undo. Each of us is imperfect. We will make mistakes. We all fail to live up to our ideals, to meet our…

Mistakes After Mistakes

It is important to not be so vexed by another person’s behavior that we find ourselves mimicking it in response. We are all susceptible to having our feelings hurt, especially when we feel slighted, embarrassed, or taken advantage of. This is only natural. We are emotional creatures. But, it is what we do with these…

Weakness Hidden In Strength

We sometimes use the things we are good at as a way of excusing ourselves from doing the things that are difficult. Staying the same is easier than putting in the effort that is required for improvement. This is especially true when that which we want or need to improve at takes us in the…

Healing Through Change

Explanations do not heal hurt feelings. We all make mistakes. We will all hurt someone else, at some point in our lives, in some way. It may be unintentional. We may be entirely unaware that we even did so. Sometimes, even with the best possible intentions, our words or actions cause harm, hurt feelings, or…