On Survival

There will be times when our goal is simply going to be survival.  Sometimes that is the best we can do.  And, that is enough.  It may not feel like enough, but, given the alternative, it is a good place to start. 

Meaningful Necessity

It is important for us to understand the difference between necessity and luxury. Through this understanding, we are empowered by the knowledge of what we can live with and without. With this vital truth held deep within our hearts, we become capable of fully appreciating all of the excess in our lives for what it…

Weakness Hidden In Strength

We sometimes use the things we are good at as a way of excusing ourselves from doing the things that are difficult. Staying the same is easier than putting in the effort that is required for improvement. This is especially true when that which we want or need to improve at takes us in the…

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…

Looking For Strength In Others

It is quite possible that the things that bother us most about others are actually their strengths. As we get to know people, certain qualities in their character, personality, and demeanor begin to stand out. We start to notice patterns of attitude, belief, and behavior, that seem to repeat over and over again. Inevitably, over…