Unrealized potential is only pain

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“She has a lot of potential.” “He’s full of potential.” Great. So what? How many people live excruciating lives of unrealized potential? Your potential is nothing but pain if you don’t realize it. Don’t wait. Start now. And if you’ve already started, persist. Take care of yourself. Get the support you need. And persist.   […]

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How to say I’m sorry and express an apology

We often gather with our closest family and friends during the holiday time. And it just so happens that those relationships are often the most challenging ones, due to past or present impacts that you and your loved ones may have had on each other. Pain, judgments, and resentments can get in the way of […]

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The “ring theory” of venting

When someone goes through trauma or a high-needs situation — momentary, chronic, or terminal — not only is it hard on the person going through it, but it puts a strain on everyone trying to support and give care. So much so that caregiver burnout is literally a cliche in some circles. I first heard […]

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To the young Changemaker

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A young Changemaker contacted me. We talked. I enjoyed talking with him: big heart, big vision, big potential. We set up another time to talk. He didn’t show. Part of the issue was that he’s too cool to have a calendar, or calendars are “too linear” — or something like that — and so he […]

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