True To Self

It does not serve us to be apologetic for being ourselves.  Our tastes, preferences, attitudes, and beliefs, as long as they are not harmful to others, should be accepted and embraced as those things that make us uniquely who we are.  The same is true for the things, people, and experiences that do not resonate…

Truth In Service

It is not a secret that helping others makes us feel better about ourselves and our lives.  It frees us from our self-centered problems and feelings for a little while and gives us a sense of purpose and fulfillment.  A problem arises, however, when we help others in a way that compromises our values, violates…

What Needs To Change

When one thing in our lives causes us the majority of our difficulty, discomfort, or distress, we must ask ourselves whether it is that thing or us that needs to change.  This means we must determine how important this aspect of our life is to us.  Is it essential or nonessential?  Can we live without…

The Loving Truth

Before telling someone the truth, we should consider how it will make them feel.  Not all truth is necessary to be spoken.  Some truth is better left unsaid and some truth is better delivered with softness.  The goal of communicating should not be to simply get our point across, but to get it across in…