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 [...]

Pause…

Sometimes, when the cacophony of crap crowds your head, you need to remember to pause for long enough to give it a chance to find the door.I often have to remind myself about what I need to stop doing, rather than what I need to actively resolve.Some things increase in intensity and complexity the more [...]

Gluttonous distractions

The utopian ideal for many is to find a line of work that feeds our passion for life, while also earning us a comfortable lifestyle.Inevitably, the comfort of the material rewards for such a pursuit, for those of us fortunate enough to discover our passion, slowly distracts us from that unadulterated passion that once drove [...]

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 [...]

Know your place

What if it wasn't about the struggles, but about what we lost sight of that created those struggles?What if 2020 was needed to tamper our arrogance, or to test our gratitude?To remind us of the mortality of our dreams, and the reality of our shortcomings?To give us reason to pause and observe, rather than race [...]