Over the weekend, I had a seemingly innocuous interaction with a kind person. It quickly, however, got heated.
I realized that even with the best intentions feelings can get hurt. When two people come together to engage in a genuine conversation it can lead to conflict and misunderstanding.
We know this is happening politically. We see it every day on the news. But why does it happen?
In talking with anyone from your spouse to a stranger, sometimes emotions get in the way. Everything becomes per [...]
The first and only time I traveled overseas during my school years, my dad and I stayed in a youth hostel next to the train station in Nice, France, and subsisted mostly on baguettes and brie that we’d eat on the steps of churches. That trip was a direct result of my parents freaking out at the price tag for a middle-school class trip to Washington, DC, and declaring that for that kind of money, our whole family of three could go to Europe instead. (My mom had to stay home at the last minute i [...]