Re-thinking “Nice”. Are You Really “Nice” or Do You Just Think You Are?

Too often we confuse “nice” with being placating or dishonest. We think that giving loved ones in our lives a hundred chances is gracious, rather than recognizing that it is enabling to our loved ones and hurtful to ourselves. For many of us, our need to be liked, not upset others and/or to be seen […]

Lying Harms Lives and Relationships: Be Impeccable with Your Word

Don Miguel Ruiz, author of “The Four Agreements,” has, as one of his agreements, “Be impeccable with your word.” In a world where white lies and tricky truths run wild, this agreement can be far more difficult to adhere to than one might think. The ease with which many of us speak from a dishonest […]

Courage

Courage is doing the hard thing that you know in your heart you need to do. It’s being the lone voice in a fire pit of aggressive voices — encouraging them to tone it down. It’s standing up for those unable to stand up for themselves; speaking your voice calmly, even when others radically disagree; […]