What Is Love?

Love is a concept that expresses a bundle of ideas. Many of the nuances relate to kindness, care and acceptance. When we truly love someone, our tolerance expands. Rather than wanting them to be what we want them to be, we want them to be authentically themselves. In...

Love

Real love is unconditional and is given without expectation of anything in return. If we want something in exchange for our love, it’s more like a trade. Of course, we want our beloved to show their love for us too, but it’s not a requirement when love is...

What’s Important?

We are constantly bombarded with messages encouraging us to expend a monumental effort to enhance and uphold our identities. But, when we get to the end of our lives, we won’t care about what happened on social media, how successful we were or how much money we...

Ultimate Litmus Test

When we review our day, week, year or life, it’s likely we won’t be evaluating whether we out-competed others, looked really good or got the best deal. We’re far more likely to be concerned with how we feel about the quality of our interactions. All...

Unconditional Love

It’s easy to love babies, pets and people who appreciate, love and respect us. It’s easy to love those who share our point of view and seem just like us. But what about those who aren’t like us, don’t like us, behave in ways we don’t...

Betrayal

We often feel betrayed in relationships when someone doesn’t honor their word or live up to our expectations. While honoring our past commitments demonstrates integrity, it sometimes requires others to act contrary to what now feels right or appropriate. Because...