I Believe…

  • appropriate communication is necessary for healthy relationships

  • healthy relationships are necessary for growth

  • every individual has (often untapped) potential

  • the world would be a better place if everyone was more empathetic

  • balance is important -- we all need play to balance work, recreation to balance responsibility, silly to balance serious

  • the systems and contexts in which we exist have a tremendous impact on who and how we are

  • adults have the opportunity and responsibility to teach and model healthy living for children

  • we function best when personal values are the guidelines by which we live and relate with others

  • the importance of effort trumps the importance of outcome

  • Les Miserables is one of the most breathtaking depictions of God's grace and humanity's capacity for depth, goodness, and love in existence