On Fear And Vulnerability

Vulnerability opens the door to empathy. Deep down, we all know that we are imperfect. Our greatest fear is that this imperfection makes us unloveable. Whether we admit it or not, we are all waiting for or looking for, a person who will see, not see past, our flaws, failings, and shortcomings, and who will…

Changing Lives (Including Our Own)

Changing lives changes us. We may know that we want to make a positive impact on people’s lives. We may even have some clear ideas as to how we are going to do that. We can execute our plan, controlling as many variables as possible, and begin changing lives and changing the world around us…

On Vulnerability and Service

The truth is a tool and tools can be used to build or to destroy. Once we see the truth of another person, when we see his or her fears, flaws, and weaknesses, we gain a certain amount of power over that person. We then have a level of responsibility for how we wield this…

Courage Requires Risk

Courage means showing up, even if it breaks your heart. They are often the things we avoid most fervidly that we need more than anything to do. These are the experiences that cause us the most fear, the experiences that we know will cause us pain and heartache. They are also the things that, if…

Create More Space for Truth and Love

“I have never seen a situation where you shouted people down and convinced them you were right.” —Ann Miura-Ko We live in an era wherein nearly any and all information is available to us all of the time. It is literally ‘at our fingertips.’ It is no longer a matter of if you can know…