Have You Been Feeling Stuck?

 These past few months may go down in history as the months that weren’t, or at least it has felt that way. People have been quarantined, ordered to stay at home and shelter in place, wear masks, socially distance, as well as other restrictions. Being forced to stay at home has had some predictable consequences.…

Do You Need a Clue?

I don’t know about you, but most of the time I need all the clues I can get – just ask my wife. But let me back up; you are probably wondering “Clues about what?” Most of us have probably walked into a restaurant and seen a couple, or perhaps an entire family, sitting at…

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…

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…