The Help We Need

It is very difficult to receive the help we need if we are unwilling or unable to ask for it. Inevitably, we all need help in some form or another. There is simply too much in this life for us to handle alone. We are not meant to. It is prideful and foolish to even…

On Improving For Our Community

When we find ourselves apologizing for the same things over and over again, it is time to make a change. We all make mistakes. The goal is to not make the same mistakes over and over again. As humans, it is our responsibility to recognize the patterns of our behavior that do not serve us…

Savoring Scarcity

“Daddy, I eat my cereal with a small spoon so that I can enjoy it more.”—My daughter Quite often, having more of what we enjoy most is either impossible or impractical. If we cannot have more, we must find ways to enjoy it more. This is true for many of the small things in life…

For Better And Worse (On Healing)

Being afraid of being judged is not the same as being tired of being judged. While we must learn to come to terms with the fact that, no matter who we are or what we do, not everyone will like us, we may never truly be comfortable with it. Criticism, condemnation, and judgement from others…

The Balance Of Give And Take

Some people are natural givers and others are natural takers, but both extremes can be equally destructive if not properly balanced with their opposite. When we describe someone as a taker, a person who is uncompromisingly selfish and who demands more of a relationship than he or she is willing to give back to it,…