Looking For Strength In Others

It is quite possible that the things that bother us most about others are actually their strengths. As we get to know people, certain qualities in their character, personality, and demeanor begin to stand out. We start to notice patterns of attitude, belief, and behavior, that seem to repeat over and over again. Inevitably, over…

Not Alone (Together In Suffering)

Knowing that one other person feels the way we do is often enough to initiate our healing. We all struggle with something. Whether it is personal, professional, or relational, none of us is exempt from difficulty, from trouble, or from conflict. We all have fears, frustrations, and insecurities. We all have our own demons in…

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,…

The Two Sides Of Integrity

Integrity is represented in two directions. One side of integrity faces out into the world and the other faces us. Outwardly, our integrity is represented by who we are, how we present ourselves to others, what we do, what we say, and how well our actions align with our words and intentions. Inwardly, our integrity…

Becoming The Listener

Hearing requires empathy. Often, our words fall short of what we truly mean to say and want to get across. There is a feeling, an intention behind what we are trying to say that we cannot quite capture with words, that eludes our grasp, and that misses the target we are aiming for. In spite…