Empathy Lessons?

“A deep sense of love and belonging is an irreducible need of all people. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don’t function as we were meant to. We break. We fall apart. We numb. We ache. We hurt others.Continue reading “Empathy Lessons?”

Empath’s Confession

“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive.” ~ James Baldwin “IContinue reading “Empath’s Confession”

Things That Make You Go Hmmm!

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” ~ Albert Einstein “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” ~ Albert Einstein “The only real security is not in owning or possessing, not in demanding or expecting, not in hoping, even. Security in aContinue reading “Things That Make You Go Hmmm!”

We Need Empathy Now

“When you show deep empathy toward others, their defensive energy goes down, and positive energy replaces it. That’s when you can get more creative in solving problems.” ~ Stephen Covey “Humans aren’t as good as we should be in our capacity to empathize with feelings and thoughts of others, be they human or other animalsContinue reading “We Need Empathy Now”

Inner Life of a Late Bloomer Baby Boomer

Sometimes, pardon the expression, it sucks to be an empath and an introvert. For years I’ve been a magnet for other people’s emotions which has caused me lots of confusion and emotional turmoil. And yet, now that I’ve learned to separate my emotional states from current events and the people I’m interacting with, I’m gratefulContinue reading “Inner Life of a Late Bloomer Baby Boomer”