How to Demonstrate Empathy

Over the years I have heard many descriptions of empathy and distinctions between empathy and sympathy. I recently came across a quote that I really like. “Empathy is about finding echoes of another person in yourself.” Now as you ponder that you will probably realize that it is a mixed bag. If the echoes I…

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Do You Have Friends?

As I ask that question, I sincerely hope that you have all of the loyal friends that you want.  However, not everyone does. A recent Fox News Headline labeled millennials as “The Loneliest Generation.” A recent study found that “25 percent of millennials say they have no acquaintances, 27 percent say they have no close…

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It’s All in the Attitude

There are any number of factors that contribute to a long and fruitful life. Notice that I didn’t just say long. Fruitful has to do with the quality of life that we live and our attitude around continuing to learn and grow are critical parts of that. As you may recall from a previous post,…

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Do Your Kids Suffer from HDD?

As you read that title, you are probably thinking it is a typo and that I actually meant ADD.  However, it wasn’t a typo.  Dr. Charles Fay recently used this term in referring to kids who display, what he calls, “Honesty Deficit Disorder.”  If you are like most parents, your response may be – “Oh,…

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Are You Worried About Dying?

Author Steve Goodier shared the following story. One night, a Dodgers farm club coached by Tommy Lasorda was leading Tucson by one run in the eighth inning, but Tucson had the bases loaded with two outs.  According to Don Martin in TeamThink, Lasorda decided to pep up his pitcher, a left-hander named Bobby O’Brien. Lasorda…

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