Empathy and Sympathy Not the Same

Wanted to take a little break from resilience this month and share a video I ran across. I've been studying empathy and compassion a bit. I came across this video that brilliantly paints a picture between what some people think is empathy, when sympathy is really what it is. The video itself is about 3:54 … Continue reading Empathy and Sympathy Not the Same

The Ugly Side of Resilience

As I've been writing all month about resiliency and all the great things about this great habit that works to make you that way, I began to study the other side. Is it possible that resilience has an ugly side? I assumed it can be like any habit that if over used can be as … Continue reading The Ugly Side of Resilience

GTTW: Home

"All roads lead to home, we just arrive at different times." - B.o.B. We alway have home to look forward to. Even those that might not have a home, find a way to create one. Home isn't always a physical base at the end of our work to move through challenge, it's a mental one … Continue reading GTTW: Home

9/11 and Resilience

resilience | rəˈzilyəns | (also resiliency) noun 1) the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness: the often remarkable resilience of so many British institutions. 2) the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity: nylon is excellent in wearability and resilience. It took me a minute to think about when the best time … Continue reading 9/11 and Resilience

A Curious Little Art Called Kintsugi

A question as I deep dive into my studies on building resilience came to my mind this morning over my coffee. If you could choose and really had the power to do so, would you not want something to challenge you? What if you could remove any challenge, any, with the snap of your fingers? … Continue reading A Curious Little Art Called Kintsugi

Bye, Bye August 2018 It’s Been Real

Well that went faster than I thought it would. Some facts about my growth over the last month: Flat for traffic and views from August a year ago. Exactly a match. August is the last of my slow posting months with September about to get more frequent. I had a goal to get at least … Continue reading Bye, Bye August 2018 It’s Been Real

Friction and Polished Things

I have an incredible opportunity to put myself in front of some of the best thinkers in my organization on a regular basis. It's a blessing, a lot of hard work, and worth every minute. One of those people I've worked with and for, going on 8 years. She regularly channels things that are profound, … Continue reading Friction and Polished Things

Finding Compassion on the Job

  Just as our own social circles can provide us places to use empathy or build solidarity we need, our work circles can provide the same chances. Today more than ever these are key concepts in business dynamics of high performing teams. In compassion's absence, low performing teams. Putting up with stress and sometimes nonsense … Continue reading Finding Compassion on the Job

Finding a Compassionate Life

Before we can transfer compassion to others, we have to understand it ourselves. We have to understand how to bring  it into perspective and apply it. We live and will continue to live in a world rife with violence, forceful separation from those we love, and war. We are in a desperate need of others … Continue reading Finding a Compassionate Life

Your Social Spaces, Nourish Them

Your connections can provide you with community and keep you close to developments that need your help. Where we often fail them is we don't appreciate them until we need them. By appreciating them I mean nourishing them to grow at the speed you'd like to grow. If nothing else, technology has given us a … Continue reading Your Social Spaces, Nourish Them