The Worst Five Words

Pain is a personal thing, sometimes. Try as we might to let others in, there are times when they cannot come and sit in the dark rooms of our souls. Recently, a friend made a statement on social media. Fed up with the phrase, “I know how you feel,” she urged her friends to consider that it is ...

Inspiring Beauty, a Kindness Ritual

I sat across from my boss in our usual Monday meeting, the fragrant steam from our coffee mugs dancing between us. We discussed the week’s goals and he asked as he always does, “What were the highlights and challenges you experienced last week?” He asked whether I’d had any unpleasant encounters with people, noting that ...