Multidimensional Latitude

Part of what makes the world so fascinating and rich is the limitless variety. Colors, shapes, sizes, people, personalities and interests intrigue, delight and confuse us. Few of us would want to live in a place in which everyone was predictably similar, but we get...

Humility and Judgment

We’ve all had experiences in which our rush to judgment has later proven to have been based on faulty information or unconscious personal bias. This happens because we naturally see the world through our highly subjective experience, specific conditioning and...

A Bit of Extra Effort.

When we’re tired our tolerance is reduced and it’s easy to be short with others and say things we might later regret. We might even say something in a very terse way to get it out quickly and, because we’re stretched thin, it comes out wrong and...

Binary for Sanity

The way to nurture excellent relationships is to have healthy boundaries. But we have to choose which issues are important and which are petty objections to inconsequential or harmless behavior. Trying to change others is like a vote of no-confidence – it...

The Case for Forgiveness

Even our precious pets who’ve received countless hours of pure adoration sometimes bite or snap at us. Because of our dedication and unconditional love, we rarely hold it against them. We realize that we must have tripped over a hidden trigger somewhere in their...

Judgment and Tolerance

Every person is equal, but we aren’t born with equal ability, intelligence or privilege. What’s obvious to one may not even be noticed by another. Because we can’t know how life feels emotionally, mentally or physically to others, judging them from...