Balance Is A Dynamic Skill

There is no balance without turmoil. Life will never be truly fair and our relationships will never be truly even in terms of what is given and what is taken. Some people will always be more fortunate while others are less so, and some people will always give more of themselves than is necessary while…

Connection And Division

Ultimately, the choice we have is between connection and division. In all decisions, we are either moving towards or away from our goals, our desires, and each other. We are either connecting deeper with who we are, who we want to be, and with the people in our lives or we are disconnecting and becoming…

Our Children Are Watching Us Do What Is Right (Or Wrong)

The best time to do what is right is before we are told to, but doing so after we are told to is a close second. The most important trait we can pass down to our children is a moral compass, the ability to know and do what is right even when peers, society at…

About Bullying

“Please believe me. I’m real. No, really. It happened. It hurt.”-Amanda Palmer, ‘The Art of Asking’ Bullying is a violation. It is an assault on a person’s mind, body, or emotions, an assault on a person’s boundaries and willingness to participate. It is willful antagonism, provocation, mockery and harassment. Bullying is the act of seeing…

Compromising Creates Conflict

Compromising our values so as to avoid conflict, in spite of our hopes, beliefs, or desires, creates dissonance not resolution. Avoiding conflict at the cost of what we hold true is neither a win for us nor for those to or for whom we compromise. Compromising on the truth, on our truth, leaves that truth…