Communicate Better, Communicate More

If others don't know, there's no way they can help. I cannot expect people to help me if I refuse to let them in and let them see my struggles. I don't have to share everything. But I need to show my brokenness and need for others and help. To be vulnerable is hard. The [...]

Peanut Butter Falcon

I recently watched the film, Peanut Butter Falcon and have a few thoughts on it. On one hand, it was refreshing to see a Hollywood film about a person with disabilities and for the protagonist to actually be played by a man with Down’s Syndrome - rather than Rain Man or Forrest Gump, for example. [...]

Speaking Foolishly

"A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing personal opinion." Proverbs 18:2 NRSV-CI We live in a noisy culture. In our busy lives - full of technology, television, schedules and social media - it's difficult to discern what is good and true. I talk and think about listening a lot but I'm [...]

Big Arguments

Do arguments ever need to be big? What if we could learn to communicate better and improve our nonviolent communication? This takes humility and empathy. It requires an ability to listen to others’ subjective experience and acknowledge that we’re not the only ones who are "right". Arguments are hard because our Lizard Brain goes into [...]