Blog: Tips and Inspirations

Family Tree: Understanding My Context

    "A person is always situated in a context, relating to what is above and below, right and left, and front and back. This context determines his or her position. Your life will turn out better or worse depending on whether you properly create...

Slow and Steady

In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins not through strength but perseverance.” Jackson Brown Jr. American author My niece was always naturally athletic. In kindergarten, she was always the fastest in her class and when she got to...

The Hard Thing About Easy Things

In a time of “life hacks” and all the alluring conveniences we see cropping up in every corner of our lives, it becomes ever more important to step back and reflect on what we’re doing and why. To put it simply, we want to ask ourselves, in reaching for convenience,...

Raising a Gentleman: Helping Boys Transition into Adulthood

Helping your son, nephew, or younger brother transition into adulthood is actually not a process that starts at puberty. The reality is, bodies change but values do not. Parents have a HUGE job to educate children at different levels as they age, but basic principles...

Lessons from the Mountaintop

Photo by Takae Goto Family Peace Association youth leadership programs usually include a segment held in the great outdoors, an adventure hike or the like. This year was no exception and the hikers were given a chance to climb out to what was ominously dubbed “Blood...

Seeking Out the Divine

Religious and spiritual leaders must lead this peace process. Instead of advocating their own narrow doctrinal perspective, they must help all people of faith to recognize the shared values and principles that come from our common heritage in one God.  —Dr. Hyun Jin...