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…

Balancing Weakness With Strength

When we see weakness, especially in those we claim to care about, we must choose whether we want to ignore it, exploit it, or support it. We all have flaws, insecurities, and shortcomings. None of us is anything close to perfect. Even the strongest amongst us is weak in some way. Sometimes we know how,…

Courtesy In Preparation

Preparation is a form of courtesy. We are not in this world alone. Our actions and inactions have an affect on others. We must choose what kind of affect we want them have. When we are unprepared, underprepared, or ill-prepared for that which we must do from day to day, this has negative consequences not…

Honoring Support

Sometimes all we need is the knowledge that someone else is willing to help us in order to gather the strength with which to help ourselves. It is important to know that we are not alone, that we have support, and that we have something or someone to fall back on if and when we…

The Need To Be Loved

We all want to know that we are worthy of love, kindness, and respect. We want to know that our life, our very existence, has value. We want to know that this value is inherent to our very being, that we are deserving of affection, appreciation, and compassion simply because we are, not because of…