The Two Sides Of Vulnerability

In order for us to experience the best that life has to offer, we will also be vulnerable to the worst. Vulnerability is a two-edged sword. On one side, vulnerability makes it possible for us to feel and experience everything, to let it in, and to allow it to affect us, shape us, and change…

Meaningful Connection

Are we looking in the right places for that which we are most deeply craving? Deep down, we all need connection. We all want to feel as if we matter to someone in some way. Whether to our family, friends, or community, we want to feel as if our presence and our work means something….

Damage Adds Texture

It is natural to fear being hurt and even to go to great lengths to avoid it, but pain is inevitable, unavoidable, and necessary for our growth and for the development our character. Pain, whether physical, psychological, or emotional, is part of what makes us human. Without it, we would have no motivation, we would…

The Brightest Cloud

“When the sun hides, it hides behind the brightest cloud.”—My Daughter Some days, it is difficult to see beyond the ugliness and the darkness in this world. Conflict, fear, anger, and pain are right in our faces with no obvious solution or hope of relief on the horizon. On days like these, it can be…

A Community Of Shared Intention

Look past disagreements of opinions and beliefs to see where intentions overlap. If all we ever see from one another is the most superficial aspects of our lives, there is no hope of having deep and meaningful relationships. Without deep and meaningful relationships, there is no possibility of creating a healthy, thriving community that works…