Relationships

What Matters Most?

11 Oct 2017

What Matters Most? Many would say we live in chaotic times. We deal with the challenges and stresses of daily life. Getting to work. Managing a home. Shuttling kids. Nurturing...

Independence

04 Jul 2017

As The United States celebrates its Independence Day, I thought it fitting to consider various forms of dependency. Dependence is defined as the state of needing something or someone else....

Messy part 1

20 May 2017

How comfortable are you with “messy?” I’m not referring to your desk or house, but rather people, life and society. I attended a worship service one Sunday that was full...

Examining Relationships

10 Apr 2017

With whom do I have the closest relationships? What connections are those relationships based on? How can I re-evaluate the depth of particular relationships to know where to put my...

Perception Checking

21 Feb 2017

We think we see the world as it is. But we actually see it through our limited perceptions and stories we construct to explain it. We develop narratives about who we...

Legacy

02 May 2016

What will you leave behind? That was the focus of a discussion led by my good friend Jack Woloshun. We were there to talk about the many crossroads in life...

Tea & Consent

13 Apr 2016

Leave it to the Brits to come up with a clever message about sexual consent. Here is a little video used by British police to explain safe sexual boundaries using...

Know Thyself

05 Apr 2016

How well do you know yourself? We tend to have a view of ourselves we think is accurate and complete. However, it’s just not true.

Do It Anyway

03 Apr 2016

Today I share from the wisdom of Mother Theresa: “People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives....

Mama Knows Best

23 Mar 2016

“Some people come into your life for a lifetime and some come for a season; you have to know which is which. And you always gonna mess up when you...

Friendship

01 Mar 2016

Do you have good friends? I really mean outrageously committed, better-than-you, willing-to-go-the-mile friends who love you at your best AND your worst? I often reflect on my life that has...

Enjoying The Holidays

22 Dec 2015

I could have titled this article, “Surviving The Holidays,” but that had such a negative tone! I also thought of, “Staying Safe Over The Holidays,” but that sounded so pessimistic....

Quantum Entanglement

12 Nov 2015

We are all connected in ways we are oblivious to. So I am immensely interested in the cross-section between science, social science (the study of humans) and spirituality. I love subjects...

Nonverbal Communication

04 Nov 2015

A  guest article by Jennifer Larson “The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.” Peter Drucker We all have an invitation to honor people in our lives....

We’re All Connected

26 Aug 2015

This week I went back to school…not as a student, but as a teacher at a community college where I’ve taught for almost five years.. I teach communication courses, so...

Listening part 1

30 Jun 2015

There are many myths about listening—mostly that hearing and listening are the same thing. Wrong; there are key differences. In this two-part series, we will focus on developing more effective listening...

Friends

08 Jun 2015

There are friends by convenience. There are friends by blood. There are TV, Friends. And there are friends you deliberately choose to share life with (that make TV Friends look...

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