Offering Is An Act of Courage

“The opposite of scarcity is not abundance; the opposite of scarcity is simply enough. Empathy is not finite, and compassion is not a pizza with eight slices. When you practice empathy and compassion with someone, there is not less of these qualities to go around. There’s more. Love is the last thing we need to…

Shared Sacrifice (For The Tribe)

“The easiest and most basic definition of community, of tribe, would be the group of people that you would both help feed and help defend.” —Sebastian Junger from ‘Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging’ In recent years, a lot of us have thrown around words like tribe and community rather loosely. The truth is that we…

Support Requires Sharing

Even with the best ideas and the passion to back them up, we will make very little progress without support from others. None of us gets very far alone. We need others in order to do our best work. We do not necessarily need them for the work itself, but we need them to witness…

Building Or Destroying Our Future

Every relationship, every interaction we have, becomes the foundation for our future. We cannot live in spite of others, successfully, forever. Along the path, at some point, for some reason, we are going to truly need other people’s help. When this occurs, if, up to this point, our only contribution to our relationships has been…