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Generalizing Dragons

...the way we slay dragons is by acknowledging the existence AND presence of the darker and more painful aspects of ourselves...

Generalizing dragons only obscures them. In other words, it’s futile to speak to the specifics of each person’s dragons because each individual’s experience, both objective…

Limitations & Existence

Without having a beginning and an end to us, how can we have a story?

What can exist without limitations? Can we determine who we are if we have no boundaries? How can we define a sense of self if…

Slaying Dragons

The thing we most need is found in the place we least want to look

We can feel it when we get close to it. We feel it tug at us, but it’s too dark, too painful, and too filthy…

Hard to Love

We often gain our understanding of love during our embrace of joyful moments and stories of happiness. This is paramount for us to feel love.…

Masculinity in Relationships

Masculinity has its purposes. It is not wrong. What matters is how masculinity is manifested. You can do good things with it; or you can…

A Guide to Practicing Frame Control

Experiences often give us our most profound lessons in life. At a basic level of functioning, experiences serve as survival lessons. At their highest level,…

A Guide to Practicing Character Building

People generally want others to be supportive, understanding, and to provide them with a degree of comfort and safety. In relationships, people need to know…

A Guide to Practicing Assertiveness

Most people are familiar with the concept that, “Communication is key to a successful relationship”. Although this is true, it is imperative that it be quality communication.…

Assertiveness + Empathy = Effectiveness

Case Study Jessica came home from working late on a Wednesday. She and her husband, Chris, were already butting heads that week over some seemingly…

9 Questions to Solve Conflicting Thoughts or Mixed Emotions in Decision Making

People often experience unpleasant dilemmas. Questions arise about wants versus needs, which choice is best, which is the lesser of two evils, etc. Many people…