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…

Enough May Be All That We Get (And That Is Okay)

“I have only ever asked God for enough and he has always provided.”—Joe Sheya (my first martial art instructor) I am have never been shy about discussing the large degree to which my late hapkido teacher, Joe Sheya, impacted my life. He passed away in 2014, but some of the lessons he passed onto me…

A Crossroads Between Potential and Distraction

Every urge we feel toward betterment, whether the betterment of ourselves, our relationships, or the world around us, is a crossroads whereat we must choose between reaching for our potential or settling for distraction. When we find ourselves in a quiet space, alone with our thoughts, a glimmer of inspiration may crop up. These moments…

You Cannot Catch A Shooting Star (But You Can Witness It)

It is difficult to imagine, prior to experiencing it, how one tiny, fragile life can determine so much of your future simply by existing. Children have no choice as to how, when, where, or from whom they are born and they come into this world with needs and wants that transcend these individual circumstances. No…