Judgments Are Clues

It may be ironic, but the behavior we don’t like in others often reflects our own. It’s far easier to dislike in others, the behavior we don’t like in ourselves. It’s difficult to objectively see faults in ourselves because our egos are...

Nerves on Edge

Now that we’re six weeks or more into this pandemic, it’s normal to occasionally feel unnerved. Conflicting information about what is sensible and what might be lethal behavior keeps us on edge. Some are experiencing extreme hardship and others, extreme...

Love Is In the Air

Valentine’s Day is an occasion for lovers to celebrate their partners with cards expressing their feelings, flowers, chocolates and special meals. But it’s also a marvelous opportunity to celebrate love more broadly. We can make it a special day to connect...

Tenderness

Our words can have long lasting effects, not only on others’ feelings, but on the quality of our relationships with them. It takes only a minimal amount of effort to avoid careless speech. For such a small outlay of consideration, the effects it yields in the world...

Room for Kindness

Kindness stems from the capacity to appreciate and respect others’ humanity, with all their trials and tribulations, pain and hardship, fears, battles and challenges, of which we know little about. On our journey of self-understanding, trying to gauge the...

Our Contribution

Every exchange we have with others is a collaborative project created by the combined attitude, energy and approach of all involved. Having a conscious intention to create a positive experience brings satisfying results. If we want to bake a cake that rises, we have...