With Or In Spite Of Others

Fulfillment is rarely found through self-serving behavior. Selfishness may get us more of what we think we want with regards to material wealth, power, or notoriety, but it has been proven time and time again that these, alone, do not actually lead to a life of contentment, fulfillment, or happiness. To be sure, there is…

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…

On Passion And Purpose

Passion is a fickle friend who will ultimately disappoint those who rely on it. Passion comes, goes, and changes focus as it sees fit. It is selfish, fleeting, and easily swayed when challenges arise. Passion is an excuse for all manner of immature, irresponsible, and even hurtful decisions. It overrides what we know to be…

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….

Experiencing Wealth

“I’ve always seen a vehicle as nothing more than a way to get from point A to point B.”—My Grandfather Many of us never stop to really question why we want the things we think that we want. We do not ask why we are chasing after a nicer car, a bigger house, or a…