Motherhood: It Ain’t for the Faint of Heart

Motherhood: It Ain’t for the Faint of Heart

Having Children Brought All My Fears to the Surface! Happy Mother’s Day to all of you who have had the rewarding, challenging, and at times harrowing experience of being a mother, or who have now developed a deep respect for their own mother or wife. I may be saying...
Is It Compassion Fatigue or Something Else?

Is It Compassion Fatigue or Something Else?

Compassion and Empathy are Not the Same! In fact, empathy can cause more suffering in the person who is trying to help, whereas compassion can uplift both the caregiver and the care receiver. So, if the science is correct, then there is no such thing as “compassion...
Aging Gracefully and Happily

Aging Gracefully and Happily

Lessons from Centenarians Teach Us How to Age More Gracefully! For years whenever someone complimented me, I would smile and redirect the conversation. I did not realize I was doing it.  I had adopted this approach because I believed it was what I was supposed to do....
#MakeKindnessTheNorm

#MakeKindnessTheNorm

Did you know that it is Random Acts of Kindness Week? Kindness is a way we can all get into a heart/brain coherent state more easily. HeartMath defines physiological coherence as a state when your cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, and nervous systems within your...
An Overdue Family Visit, Compassion and Understanding

An Overdue Family Visit, Compassion and Understanding

2022 is just one month old and one intention has been realized! One month into 2022, how are your New Year’s Intentions or Resolutions going?  I fulfilled one of mine already.  I declared 2022 the year I was going to get to know my darling granddaughter Isabela, who...
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