Honoring Our Time

One of the undeniable facts of life is that we all reach the end of ours eventually. This truth alone should make us want to slow down, savor the experience, and make the most of every moment. It is all guaranteed to be over someday. There is no reason to be in a hurry. There…

Accountability Over Authenticity

Accountability is more desirable than authenticity. There is a lot of focus these days on being authentic, but authenticity does not really get things done. Obviously, no one wants to deal with people who are fake, who do not mean what they say, or who pretend to be something they are not. However, no one…

For Better And Worse (On Healing)

Being afraid of being judged is not the same as being tired of being judged. While we must learn to come to terms with the fact that, no matter who we are or what we do, not everyone will like us, we may never truly be comfortable with it. Criticism, condemnation, and judgement from others…

Changing Our Story (From Victim To Hero)

Our feelings are ours alone and it is up to us to change the narrative. Unless someone causes us some kind of direct physical harm, most likely the way that we feel about the actions of others toward us, good or bad, is more a matter of the story we tell ourselves about who we…

The Responsibility To Try

Healing occurs in the effort. It is okay to fail. Not all things will work out the way we want or hope. As much as our efforts and our intentions matter, they play only a small part in determining the final outcome of our circumstances and our relationships. In spite of our perceptions or desires,…