A Better Way for Praise, Validation and Encouragement

Giving compliments and arguing with someone when they say something negative about themselves seems like a straightforward, positive thing to do, right? It’s far more complicated than that, though, and a thoughtless compliment can be damaging and hurtful. It’s easy to think that just by being positive we’ll have a positive effect, but intent is…

Winter Solstice

Lead, Kindly Light

Today is the winter solstice for the northern hemisphere. It’s not necessarily the first day of winter, however, and flatly declaring it as such robs the day of all its beautiful symbolism and wonder. Winter isn’t defined by the angle of the sun in relation to us, but by weather and local custom. The solstice itself actually…