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Category Archives: empathy
(Issue #601) The Hypothesis of Generosity
So, I pulled myself off the too-often-climbed-on ledge of self-righteous upsetand took a deep breath and waited. ~~~~~ “Where are they?” Like most craftsmen and service people, when I made the appointment I was given a two-hour block as to … Continue reading
Posted in empathy, generosity Tagged assumptions, awareness, collaboration, community, resilience 1 Comment
(Issue #511) Voice In Your Ear
What can you learn? How can you grow? Voice in your ear* Hand on your shoulder Have you heard it? Maybe in the morning upon waking or at night when drifting to sleep. Perhaps during the hour of the wolf. … Continue reading
Posted in assumptions, awareness, consideration, Critical Thinking, curiosity, empathy, fear, focus, fortitude, Life lessons Tagged clarity, dreams, inner voice, meditation, mind chatter, mindfulness, self-talk 3 Comments
(Issue #494) Communication: So Easy, Yet So Hard
You have a story. It belongs to you. It is powerful. How are you helping people understand it? Listening is a difficult skill to master. A lot of people shouting, “look at me” and “listen to my story!” Unfortunately, they … Continue reading
Posted in awareness, branding, change management, Choice, collaboration, emotional intelligence, empathy, generativity, Integrity, Life lessons Tagged action, assumptions, collaboration, communication, marketing, self, self-awareness 1 Comment
(#486) A Metaphor for Growth and Resilience
Some will experience a metamorphosis they never dreamed they could attain. Others will quietly walk away. I always looked forward to the first day of the semester. As a teacher, that first day came full of anticipation for me and … Continue reading
Posted in awareness, change, change management, courage, curiosity, emotional intelligence, empathy, Goals, Grit, Life lessons, resilience, tenacity Tagged accountability, action, collaboration, critical thinking, goals, resilience 1 Comment
(Issue #485) Human Beings with Human Challenges
Benefiting from human connections. Effective teachers understand that they never know what questions or dilemmas a student will bring through the door. In addition to academic issues, students (just like the rest of us) always have a bag full of … Continue reading
Posted in assumptions, awareness, Communication, Community, Connection-Disconnection, curiosity, empathy, leadership, Life lessons, problem solving, Reflection, resilience Tagged aswareness, communication, faculty development, listening, relationships, resilience, student success, teaching and learning 1 Comment
(#Issue 470) A Reminder About Noise
Are you adding to clarity or compounding the noise? How do you know? “The trouble with a great many of us is we know so many things that ain’t so.” -Josh Billings “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets … Continue reading
(#451) The Conversation Starter
There are no strangers; only friends she has yet to meet. It was a chance encounter on a pet therapy round. As Roxie and I exited a hospital office area, a woman stopped in the hallway and looked at us. … Continue reading
Posted in awareness, Civility, collaboration, compassion, empathy, intentionality, kindness, pet therapy Tagged community, compassion, healing, pet therapy, resilience, solace, stress reduction 1 Comment
(#418) Helping A Village Find Its Voice
Listen and respect one another. Find your voice. Use your voice. Pursue your rainbows. We have heard that the village raises up a child. What do we do, however, if the village has inadequate infrastructure, health disparities, high crime and poverty, … Continue reading
Posted in acceptance, accountability, action, Appropriate Behavior, assumptions, authenticity, awareness, Balance, change, Choice, Civility, collaboration, conversation, core values, creating your future, Dreams, empathy, information literacy, Integrity, leadership, Relationship, relevance, resilience, vulnerability, wellbeing Tagged awareness, collaboration, community, dialogue, dreams, rainbows, relationships, resilience, respect, vulnerability 3 Comments
(#412) Choices: Where Do You Choose To Be?
Once we choose who we want to be, people grow “to the way in which they have been exercised.” – William James – One of my yoga practices this past week, inspired this blog. As the instructor coached us into … Continue reading
(#411) Perhaps, A Human Good Citizenship Test?
If only we treated our fellow human beings (citizens of the world) with the same dignity as the CGC expects of its participants. This past week Roxie and I passed the “final exam” for the Canine Good Citizen certification (AKC). … Continue reading
Posted in acceptance, accountability, Appreciation, Appropriate Behavior, Choice, Civility, confidence, empathy, focus, growth, Making a Difference, Mindfulness, Purpose, resilience Tagged accountability, compassion, dignity of life, discipline, good neighbor, pet therapy, quality of life, teamwork 1 Comment