I have seen a lot of comments on social media about our need to rid ourselves of “toxic people.” Yes, it is a grand change to decide that harmful relationships are something we may actually choose or reject. Nonetheless, I balk at the implication that any one person is entirely, well, anything. I caution you […]
In a world of unavoidable negotiations, I am a raw, spiked rock, pushing against others, sometimes even scratching or poking them. I aim to be a tumbled, smooth, shiny stone. Those rough edges have been with me since I first learned how to engage with others. I learned a lot of bad behavior from those […]
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