Everything you’ve experienced in life influences the way you deal with what happens next. Each action and reaction is a by-product of how you feel physically, mentally and emotionally. Even though you recognize this truth in a thoughtful moment, you may still condemn people (yourself included) when certain behavior doesn’t live up to your expectations. It’s much easier for everyone to understand their role and responsibility in a situation when blame and shame aren’t part of the equation. Accept what happens as inevitable, set boundaries and insist on accountability, but…

Never shame.

Steve and Jarl