Listen To The Person More Than The Message

We may disagree, but, if we can do so intelligently and compassionately, there is room for you in my life. Not everyone who disagrees with us is against us. In fact, some people actually disagree with us because they care about us and want to see us learn, grow, and open ourselves up to a…

Tell Stories That Inspire

The truth alone may be sufficient, but the truth told as a story is compelling. The truth, presented as a set of facts, may be important and even necessary, but it is also boring, as easily memorized and repeated as it is forgotten. The truth with context, however, with a story surrounding it, becomes much…

Compassion at the Forefront

It’s easy to assume malicious intent when someone does or says something that hurts us, but a more likely reason for their behavior is simply that they do not know how to act differently. The fact is that people often do not even know that they are being hurtful when we feel that they are…

On Fear And Vulnerability

Vulnerability opens the door to empathy. Deep down, we all know that we are imperfect. Our greatest fear is that this imperfection makes us unloveable. Whether we admit it or not, we are all waiting for or looking for, a person who will see, not see past, our flaws, failings, and shortcomings, and who will…

What Do You See?

When you look at someone you love, do you see the ways in which they are being their best or the ways in which they are failing to meet your expectations, and perhaps even their own? In our own ways, we are all trying. Some of us have more success than others and some of…