Truth Demands Conflict

Giving in to others simply to avoid conflict puts us in conflict with ourselves.  We cannot please everyone else and ourselves simultaneously.  In most cases, acquiescing to the wants or demands of others in an attempt to make them happy, in spite of our own happiness, has the opposite affect on us.  It may prevent immediate…

Our Quiet Values

We will never be comfortable with who we are if we consistently do things in our lives that go against our values.  Sometimes it is difficult to truly know what our values are, however.  Our values come from all different places, some of which are influencing us without us even knowing it.  We each have…

Mutual Uplifting

Every day, we have the choice to treat others in a way that builds them up and makes them feel important, included, and involved, or to behave toward others in a way that puts them down and makes them feel small, insignificant, and irrelevant. It does not take much effort to see which of these…