Fear Of Change Is The Fear Of Loss

Fear makes us perceive the potential for change as the inevitability of loss. Fear is a thief. It steals opportunity, growth, and relationships. It tells us that, if we will lose control, we will lose everything. It lies to us by saying that, if only everything stays how we think we want it, all will…

The Battle Within

We cannot outthink our hearts. As much as we may want life to make sense, to be rational, and to be fair and predictable, the reality is that our lives, the way that we view the world, the way we envision the future, and the way we remember our past, is all filtered through, shaped,…

Community and Connection

One question that has no season, that is appropriate in any situation, and that it is never too early or late to ask is: How can I be helpful? We may perceive ourselves as independent, but the reality is that, whether times are good, bad, or indifferent, we are really all in this together. At…

Be Generous First

Sometimes the shortest path to getting what you want is to help others get what they want. We all need support and companionship to some degree or another as we move through this life. In spite of what some of us think or say, we cannot really and truly thrive alone and in isolation. We…

Ignorance and Bliss in Isolation (Courage Needs Company)

“Sin is a failure to bother to love.” — James F. Keenan, S.J. On the same day that a family member of mine came out, telling the world that he is gay, I happened to re-listen to Tim Ferriss’s interview with Samin Nosrat, author of the book Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. Nosrat is an intelligent,…