A Solid Foundation

Integrity alone does not guarantee happiness, but it does give us a solid foundation off of which to seek it.  Lack of integrity, on the other hand, puts our emotional and psychological well-being in the hands of others.  And the truth is, even the most well intended people cannot take care of us in the…

Exhaustion’s Price

Exhaustion makes us fragile.  It makes us physically, psychologically, and emotionally weak.  This is dangerous on many levels.  Exhaustion causes us to think, do, and say things we otherwise would not.  It drives us to make poor decisions.  When we are exhausted, we more easily succumb to our baser natures, therefore becoming lesser versions of…

Our Boundaries

We have no right to be angry when we allow others to cross our boundaries.  Our integrity is ours, not theirs, to maintain.  Of course, people who respect us will also respect our boundaries, but only if we do first.  On the other hand, people who do not respect us may never respect our boundaries,…

Truth In Service

It is not a secret that helping others makes us feel better about ourselves and our lives.  It frees us from our self-centered problems and feelings for a little while and gives us a sense of purpose and fulfillment.  A problem arises, however, when we help others in a way that compromises our values, violates…