Listening is Kissing the Frog

In our experience as listeners, we each have many stories of what it is like to extend respect up front. Instead of waiting to see if someone measures up before we offer respect, we sit and listen to anyone who needs a listening ear and compassionate heart. And the...

Certainty vs. Possibility

When life gives you lemons… We have a wonderful metaphor, right? But what if the lemons you are given are in the form of a difficult conversation. Well if you are like the rest of us, more than once you have passed on the chance for lemonade all together....

The Carnival

Most weeks as I prepare to send out our newsletter, I start by looking through picture after picture on the internet – often for a very long period of time. I may or may not have a sense of what I will be sharing, I just look at pictures. Even when I do have a...