What inspires you?

There is so much good. What moves me as a mediator is in the gestures people make out of love for peace. Peace looks like their children’s happiness, it looks like mending fences, it looks people who give not because they have to but because they do the right thing when it hurts, when it isn’t comfortable when it isn’t what they want in that moment. It is when each party digs deep or even when one party digs deeper because in the end children do best when they are loved by both parents and when parents now partners manage their conflict and find peace.

I’m inspired when the people trusting me with complicated, personal and often stressful issues work through their anxiety and anger around the impending and often inevitable changes. I’m inspired by the good I see in people and the grace I witness.