Compassion vs Empathy: My Lesson in Humility

Compassion =  feelings of pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others. Empathy = the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. I’ve always considered myself a compassionate person.  I feel sorry for those who are going through hard times; who deal with a painful health condition on a daily basis; […]

The Power of Words

The Power of Words

Over the past weeks, since the historic U.S. Presidential election, we’ve been bombarded with words.  The media, blog posts and social media arguments have been blowing up with negativity, anger, viciousness and fear.  It’s as though a black cloud of vitriol has overtaken every aspect of our lives.   People are spewing words but not listening […]

The World is too much with us

Have you been feeling it?  The fear, anxiety, resignation and weariness?  You can’t quite put your finger on how you’re feeling but you know something is “off”.  Unless you’ve been living in a cave, cut off from TV, internet and Social media I know you’re probably experiencing the collective, soul-sucking weight of what’s happening globally […]