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…

What Do You See?

When you look at someone you love, do you see the ways in which they are being their best or the ways in which they are failing to meet your expectations, and perhaps even their own? In our own ways, we are all trying. Some of us have more success than others and some of…

Boundaries of Courage

If you don’t maintain your boundaries and someone else steps over them, it may not be their fault. It is our responsibility to know ourselves and where our boundaries are. This is one facet of having integrity. Integrity is not only about what we do, but about what we allow and tolerate into our lives….

The Gift of Criticism

When someone points out your mistakes, thank them. It is impossible to have a fully objective view of ourselves and how we relate to the world. Inevitably, we are blind to some of our errors in perception, judgement, and behavior. We all make mistakes. If the people we surround ourselves with care about us and…

Fear Is The Beginning Not The End

You must choose whether fear will be a weight around your neck or a platform beneath your feet. Running away from that which scares us the most may take us to a certain point in our work, but facing it is what will take us to our greatest heights. We cannot have height in our…