Self-Care is Anti-Selfish

Taking care of ourselves is not the same as only caring about ourselves. By starting every day doing something for ourselves, creating something from within ourselves, we can give freely of ourselves for the remainder of the day without regret. Approaching our day like this, front-loading it with time to meditate, time to move, and…

On Conflict and Calm

Before jumping into another person’s battle, first ask yourself whether or not their cause is righteous and just, and whether or not they actually need your help. In a day and age where so much conflict is public and publicized, it is easier than ever to find ourselves leaping to the defense of a friend,…

From Idea to Community

At the heart of every great idea is a spirit of generosity. If we are honest with ourselves, our best ideas have not originated from our intellect. Instead, they formed and grew from some feeling or need deep inside of us, perhaps even simply a hunch. Our best ideas, therefore, having not come from our…

Want Adapts to Need

Be the person you need to be and the person you want to be will adapt. It would be nice if we could all just ‘be ourselves’ without consequences, if everybody liked, loved, and respected us no matter how we behaved. Unfortunately, the people who count on us, those we serve, need us to show…

Right or Righteous (A Focus On Service)

If, instead of trying to be right, we try to be of service, we will find that we are much more successful over time and quite a bit happier in general. Being right feels good because it feels safe and protected. We imagine that simply by the fact that we are right, that we are…