Empath. What is it?

I can’t seem to escape the word these days. Empath. It’s everywhere in my tiny world. I hear it used in casual conversations. It jumps from book covers and pops up uninvited from the pages of my social media accounts. But what in the name of dictionaries is an empath? If you’re not familiar with …

Continue reading Empath. What is it?

Advertisements

Working for

The alchemists thought that the opus demanded not only laboratory work, the reading of books, meditation, and patience, but also love. -- The Practice of Psychotherapy   My heart broke a little today. Nothing serious. The earth didn’t shake. Nothing crumbled or tumbled down. It was just one of “those” moments. Lady O calls them ah-ha moments, but …

Continue reading Working for

If We All Lived In Glass Houses, We’d Have to Own Our Shit…

Question: When a person gets caught behaving in a way that threatens or hurts another, is it EVER okay to punish the person who does the catching? Is it ever okay for the offender to expect the offendee to make things right? My answer is “no” twice. When little girls, I encouraged my children to …

Continue reading If We All Lived In Glass Houses, We’d Have to Own Our Shit…

To Follow Your Heart, or Not? That Is A Question…

I’ve decided to read more. It’s one way to up my game, infuse the old brain with some new ideas. Finishing a post has become an uphill climb of late, and I’m hoping others’ words will inspire me to make the ascent less arduous. Also, I’m looking for an answer to a fairly elusive question …

Continue reading To Follow Your Heart, or Not? That Is A Question…

A way to innocence…

She was born a decade after the Civil War. Her Irish parents emigrated in the 1850s. Because they chose Canada, they were not caught up in that terrible mess in the States, with one exception. Their farm sat at the end of the Underground Railway. Her father was a farmer and shopkeeper. At least, those …

Continue reading A way to innocence…

For what it’s worth, something’s happening here…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gp5JCrSXkJY We’re so easily swayed by our thoughts, eh? Okay, well, I am. I am swayed by my own thoughts. But then again, I’m right so what’s the problem? We’re immersed in a time of increasing contrasts. Much is made about our differences in opinions of late. Disparity increases with each passing day and as …

Continue reading For what it’s worth, something’s happening here…

It’s Okay to be Sad…

It’s been cold here the last few days reminding me winter is still with us. I don’t mind because the cold brings clear skies which means sunny days and starry nights. My spirits have lifted considerably, not because I was down in the dumps or anything, just that I was getting really tired of rain, …

Continue reading It’s Okay to be Sad…