The Shared Burden Of Abundance

We are not empty vessels that need to be filled by some external resource before we are able to help others. Our capacity to help others is not extrinsic. It does not come from what we attain, possess, or are given. It is intrinsic. It is part of who we are. It is part of…

Transforming Our Flaws

There will always be certain things about ourselves that we would gladly change if we could, but, for whatever reason, we are unable to do so. They follow us everywhere we go, gnawing at our heals and weighing us down. The harder we try to get away from these attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors, the stronger…

Healing Through Change

Explanations do not heal hurt feelings. We all make mistakes. We will all hurt someone else, at some point in our lives, in some way. It may be unintentional. We may be entirely unaware that we even did so. Sometimes, even with the best possible intentions, our words or actions cause harm, hurt feelings, or…

Not Alone (Together In Suffering)

Knowing that one other person feels the way we do is often enough to initiate our healing. We all struggle with something. Whether it is personal, professional, or relational, none of us is exempt from difficulty, from trouble, or from conflict. We all have fears, frustrations, and insecurities. We all have our own demons in…

The Need To Be Loved

We all want to know that we are worthy of love, kindness, and respect. We want to know that our life, our very existence, has value. We want to know that this value is inherent to our very being, that we are deserving of affection, appreciation, and compassion simply because we are, not because of…