Thoughts That Move Me Forward


  1. The Transformative Power of Conflict
    10 Oct, 2017
    The Transformative Power of Conflict
    Conflict. Battle. War. These words evoke harsh images of destroyed cities and ruined lives. Generally, we are not inclined to embrace these things, to willingly invite them into our lives or see them in a positive light. Genuine war and conflict between nations and people are tragedies that have sometimes been necessary. Often, they were preventable. While some have had noble causes, they are seldom worth the destruction and devastation they leave behind. Despite this, there have been relatively
  2. What Kind of Light Are You?
    28 Aug, 2017
    What Kind of Light Are You?
    I spent many years believing I was shy. I lived within that definition of myself, telling myself there was something wrong with me because I didn’t love large social events, believing that I lacked confidence because large groups of people intimidated me. I compared myself to others who moved seamlessly through a room, making friends and connections along the way. I didn’t understand the difference between being an introvert and being shy. I viewed myself as a candle, easily overpowered by the