Master patience

Remembering to hold on to hope, and to abandon my expectations of others has always been my saving grace for my sanity and my dignity.Expectations, whether legitimate or not, are rooted in a sense of entitlement to receive what we need from others.Expectations are key to a healthy relationship, because when we can trust another [...]

Claim your humanness

My daughter looked quite distressed when she asked me this question over the weekend."What drives people to be so cruel to animals, like skinning them alive, or abusing them for profits?"The first thought that came to mind was this. We only lose our humanity when we feel less than human.The truth is, we only lose [...]

Perspective rules

Perspective defines our reality.Taking the worst from an experience doesn't diminish the good that it contains. It simply denies us the benefit that is waiting to be experienced.The opposite being true too. Focusing on the benefit reduces the impact of the bad that we experienced.Maintaining a healthy balance between the two keeps us grounded. Going [...]

Sabotaging destiny

There are so many memes encouraging gut feelings and instincts to drive or decisions about how to treat others.I wish there would be more making us aware of what creates that feeling in our gut to begin with.The emotion most commonly experienced as a physical sensation is that of fear. And fear, more than anywhere [...]

Protect your dream

How often do you hold yourself back while waiting for someone else to believe in you first?When venturing into a new domain, or taking that bravely bold step to reinvent yourself, don't be disheartened when you find that those you thought closest to you do not support you.Those closest to us are invested in the [...]