Community and Connection

One question that has no season, that is appropriate in any situation, and that it is never too early or late to ask is: How can I be helpful? We may perceive ourselves as independent, but the reality is that, whether times are good, bad, or indifferent, we are really all in this together. At…

Shared Sacrifice (For The Tribe)

“The easiest and most basic definition of community, of tribe, would be the group of people that you would both help feed and help defend.” —Sebastian Junger from ‘Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging’ In recent years, a lot of us have thrown around words like tribe and community rather loosely. The truth is that we…

Support Requires Sharing

Even with the best ideas and the passion to back them up, we will make very little progress without support from others. None of us gets very far alone. We need others in order to do our best work. We do not necessarily need them for the work itself, but we need them to witness…

Self-Care is Anti-Selfish

Taking care of ourselves is not the same as only caring about ourselves. By starting every day doing something for ourselves, creating something from within ourselves, we can give freely of ourselves for the remainder of the day without regret. Approaching our day like this, front-loading it with time to meditate, time to move, and…

Be Yourself For Others

Often, the struggle we face in our lives is between what other people want from us and what we actually want for ourselves. When we are young, we are told that we can be anything we want to be when we grow up, but, as we get older, we are also told that we must…