Humility and Freedom

March 7, 2018

It’s tax season. I know this because I have to complete my taxes. But I’m also reminded of tax season as I drive to work and see the same man dressed as the Statue of Liberty waving around a sign. At first, I felt bad for the guy. But as I kept driving he kept […]

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Telling Secrets

February 23, 2018

As far as we can tell, humans are the only species that communicate by telling stories. We tell stories to make sense of the world and to construct meaning. And it is through story that we are able to connect with each other. The problem is, our stories can sometimes be messy. And complicated. There […]

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Values

February 13, 2018

We hear the word “values” a lot these days. It’s usually paired with other words like “Christian values” or “Core values.” But what does is actually mean? What is the difference between a value and a belief? A value is something we hold intrinsically important from our experienced needs as a human, while a belief […]

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Freedom in Limitation

February 5, 2018

I don’t know about you, but recently life has seemed busy. We’re talking there is consistently not enough time in the day.  Maybe it’s due to the fact that I am in graduate school, reporting to two supervisors, counseling people, and working a second job? But I know my busy schedule isn’t unique. We all […]

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“Yes, and…”

January 18, 2018

In the world of improvised comedy, there is only one rule: You must live the phrase ‘Yes, and…’. To live ‘yes, and…’ is to be open to the unexpected, always agree to its possibilities, AND add something to it by offering your own ideas and knowledge. If you’ve ever seen the television show “Whose Line […]

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