Fear breeds sadness

Fear creates more sadness than heartbreak ever will.Fear keeps us anchored in a moment that has long since passed.Fear convinces us that we need to be protected from what we previously experienced, while distracting us from the wisdom and strength that we gained from that experience.Fear prompts us to look for signs and evidence that [...]

Trading off the best of me

If kindness and compassion are a reflection of who we are, there can be no prerequisite for anyone to have to deserve it, or to earn it from us.How we express it towards them may take different forms, including tough love.But it is our intention behind that tough love, and how we follow through with [...]

Understanding misunderstanding

When we find that, despite our sincerest efforts, we continue to be misunderstood, consider that perhaps we need to focus on understanding instead.Understanding becomes difficult when we're gripped with the desperation of needing others to understand how important something is to us.That desperation is often driven by fear, or self pity, rather than conviction. And [...]

Ephemeral existence…

Life, more than anything else, is about perspective.In moments of struggle, we're inclined to look back on the many times that we were weighed down in life.Sometimes we reminisce about the good times, but from a place of hopelessness believing that we may never experience it again. At such times, it feels like life is [...]