Syntesis: Nevelle Longbottom and Mitt Romney

“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” ~ Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird by HarperContinue reading “Syntesis: Nevelle Longbottom and Mitt Romney”

On Empathy and Courage

“If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.” – Lao Tzu “You never really understand aContinue reading “On Empathy and Courage”

Leaving the Past in the Past

“Times of transition are strenuous, but I love them. They are an opportunity to purge, rethink priorities, and be intentional about new habits. We can make our new normal any way we want.” –Kristin Armstrong “You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next toContinue reading “Leaving the Past in the Past”

Fear and Decisions

“Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know.” –Pema Chodron “Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future, without fear.” —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Fear is a liar. It whispers in our ear thatContinue reading “Fear and Decisions”