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; […]

Purging – It’s Harder for Boomers

Purging – It’s Harder for Boomers

I just finished reading “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo. This book makes sense. It’s easy to follow and the concept is easy to understand. However, it’s not necessarily easy to put into action for someone who was born in the 50’s.  We baby boomers were taught to not waste a THING! […]

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 […]