Archive | Empathy

Mr. Rogers Had a Simple Set of Rules for Talking to Children (The Atlantic)

Mr. Rogers Had a Simple Set of Rules for Talking to Children The TV legend possessed an extraordinary understanding of how kids make sense of language. MAXWELL KING JUN 8, 2018 This is an extraordinary visit with Mr. Rogers and his excellent insight into how children think, how to best communicate with them! How fortunate […]

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The Sorrow and Shame of the Accidental Killer – New Yorker – Link

This is a phenomenal journalistic piece which explores the particular PTSD experienced by people who accidentally take another’s life. Highly recommended reading, sharing, pondering, bringing compassion… https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/09/18/the-sorrow-and-the-shame-of-the-accidental-killer?mbid=nl_170911_Daily_Monday&CNDID=26249229&spMailingID=11897312&spUserID=MTg2NDc2MDI4MzAwS0&spJobID=1240943615&spReportId=MTI0MDk0MzYxNQS2

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Carl Greer and OM Times!

I had the great good fortune to have Carl Greer as my personal mentor in the Way of the Sage program at The Four Winds Society. He is a marvelous teacher of Jungian Archetypes and dream work! He was a wonderful guide in the path of my training, and taught me how to do distance […]

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Elder’s Meditation of the Day – July 30

Elder’s Meditation of the Day – July 30 “You want to know who’s a real medicine man? He’s the one who doesn’t say ‘I’m a medicine man.’ He doesn’t ask you to come to him. You’ve got to go and ask him. And you’ll find he’s always there among his own people.” — Louis Farmer, […]

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The Science of Affection: How a Rebel Researcher Pioneered the Study of Love in the 1950s and Illuminated How Parents Shape Children’s Emotional Patterns

“If monkeys have taught us anything,” Harlow asserted in reflecting on his experiments, “it’s that you’ve got to learn how to love before you learn how to live.” Do give a read to: https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/07/07/love-at-goon-park-harry-harlow-deborah-blum/?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits The Science of Affection: How a Rebel Researcher Pioneered the Study of Love in the 1950s and Illuminated How Parents Shape […]

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Understanding the Dynamics of Hate, by Jose Stevens

A new José Stevens Article Understanding the Dynamics of Hate June 17, 2016 By José Stevens  This is an article about a topic that most people are quite uncomfortable with because the subject tends to spark great anger and attacks by these very fanatical people who are not neutral or objective in any way about whom they […]

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It’s way more fun…

It seems trite to say: ‘let’s loosen up a bit, stop taking things so seriously!’. But seriously, let’s. It’s way more fun.

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“The Secret Formula for Resilience”

Dear Readers Resilience is one of my favorite topics. It is about how we decide to perceive and experience adversity. As this author states “Perception is key to resilience: Do you conceptualize an event as traumatic, or as a chance to learn and grow?”  This is so true, and so relevant to personal growth and […]

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To become a butterfly, you must be willing to give up being a caterpillar.