Hope is more than passive, wishful thinking. At it's core, hope is about possibility thinking -- an active way of seeing, being and doing.
The Better Part of Valor
Sometimes the better part of valor comes from saying less, not more; in letting some things rest, rather than continually unearthing and dredging up that which has already passed. Sometimes the better part of valor comes from letting go, instead of digging in; of advancing forward, instead of allowing ourselves to remain stuck in those things [...]
The Gifts of the Journey
One of the great gifts of the journey are the people you meet along the way, and last week was no exception. Thanks to a year-long series of serendipitous connections I could not have foreseen, last Wednesday I had the privilege of speaking to a group of dynamic women -- sharing a piece of my own [...]
Note: This poem was selected for inclusion in a second edition of Inspiring Hope: One Story at a Time, to be released in late 2014. This second edition, compiled by Gary Doi, features a collection of stories, poems, art and photography that each represent various themes on the subject of hope. Net proceeds from the [...]
What Gives You Hope?
I believe in the power of hope. Just as purpose provides a sense of meaning and direction in our lives, hope, like faith, enables possibility and the strength to endure, without which we cannot live. An essential ingredient in resiliency, to be hopeful is to not only believe in our capacity to overcome, but to [...]
Changing Our Narrative
How many times do you find yourself describing your present in terms of where you've been in the past? "I'm here because of what happened when I was there." "I'm doing this because that happened before." There is nothing wrong with providing context for our stories, our choices, and our lives, but too often we [...]