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April 23, 2015 by Trent, 0 comments

In our society, we foster a feeling that we are not good enough. Most of the time this feeling is not noticeable, such as when we set goals to do better. It can also be loud enough to be in our face, such as when we feel like a failure. Either way, maintaining a not-good-enough attitude is a wonderful recipe Read more…

December 22, 2014 by Trent, 0 comments

I recently received a wonderful gift: The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings on Authenticity, Connection and Courage by Brené Brown. I’ve been listening to it while I’m driving in my car. In the most recent segment that I was listening to, she quoted work done by Lisa Hartling that lists three reactions that we usually fall to when experiencing shame: move away, Read more…

January 6, 2014 by Kristyn, 1 comment

I’ll be the first to say it, it has been way too long since I have made an appearance on here (good thing you can’t see the guilty look plastered across my face right now). Luckily, the ushering in of 2014 has left me feeling ready/eager/desperate to write. It seems that the ushering in of the new year brings new Read more…

August 6, 2013 by Trent, 0 comments

I recently finished reading Karen Armstrong’s 12 Steps to a Compassionate Life. This is a very good book that I highly recommend. In it, Armstrong presents 12 different looks on compassion and challenges the reader to work through each step in order to increase your compassion. After having read it through once, I’ve decided that I am going to devote Read more…

July 1, 2013 by Trent, 1 comment

Put aside the ranger. Become who you were born to be.–Elrond We live in a society that has a tendency to define people by their faults. I think one reason for this is what social psychologists call the fundamental attribution error. This error gives us a bias where we tend to focus on external contexts when examining our own behavior, Read more…

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