If marriage is meant to create families—i.e. the building blocks of society—then weddings are part of the process in which societies are built. And interestingly enough, I find that even weddings that are not organised with community building in mind bring people together and develop strong bonds between them like few other events can. I… Read More Weddings Bells and Community Building
I recently read a quote that really resonated with me: “The welfare of any segment of humanity is inextricably bound up with the welfare of the whole. Humanity’s collective life suffers when any one group thinks of its own well-being in isolation from that of its neighbours’ or pursues economic gain without regard for how… Read More The Interconnectedness Of It All: How Understanding Harmony Affects Our Perspective
One of the things about having so many friends who have been pregnant before me is that I have had the pleasure of hearing about their pregnancy, labor, and delivery experiences and what they have learned from it. If there is one important, vital, underlying lesson I got from all of these experiences, it’s that … Continue reading Live From the Delivery Room! Community-Building and the Birth of a New Member →
Pleasantries can seem superficial–then again, if they are considered in a different light, they can become quite powerful in their own way.