The Power of Kindness

The Power of Kindness

I’ve spent a considerable amount of time over the past week observing Pope Francis, the people around him, the events he’s participated in, and his global mission. I’ve been struck by his calm, confident, kind, and compassionate demeanor. I’ve been touched by his...
Pope Francis, You, and The Common Good

Pope Francis, You, and The Common Good

The present day visit of Pope Francis to these United States during the Autumn Equinox of 2015 in the Northern Hemisphere is a celebrated release from the banal self centered chatter of our U.S. presidential candidates and the staid, small profile silence of our own...
Mutually Enhancing Relationships?

Mutually Enhancing Relationships?

It sometimes seems like a fantasy to think that what the above quote implies is possible for us as a species. How many mutually enhancing relationships do you have in your day to day life? When you look back on your childhood, do you see relationships that were...
What If You Slowed Way Down?

What If You Slowed Way Down?

I was sitting at a table on a sidewalk cafe this morning when a woman hurriedly walked by. Another woman, sitting two tables away recognized her and stood up to greet her. The first woman asked the second how she was doing. The second woman said, “Hectic and Insane”...
Give It Up!

Give It Up!

One of the greatest difficulties in making transitions is Clarity of Purpose. Often, when we walk away from a career or relationship we’re not clear where we’re going, how we’re going to get there, or who we’re going with. It’s a move into the Xaler Zone. We find that...