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…

Have You Been Hurt?

That may seem like a silly question.  I mean, if you have been alive any length of time, you have certainly been hurt by someone.  It may have been a cutting comment, a rude response, a betrayal, and the list goes on.  So, the obvious answer to the question is, “Yes, I’ve been hurt.” Perhaps…

Everybody Loses!

Divorce can be such a disaster (most of the time it is).  I know there are certainly occasions when it is unavoidable, but that is not the norm.  And when children are involved, indications are that, for the most part.  Everybody loses! I recently had a mother of two young children say to me –…