"A close friendship is one of the most influential and important relationships a human life can contain. Anyone will tell you that! But most people don't talk about what it really takes to stay friends for the long haul..." This quote is from the back cover description for a book I recently finished, "Big Friendship:... Continue Reading →
Find a More Mindful Marriage: “Everybody Fights” by Kim and Penn Holderness
I really enjoyed this book and I think you will too. As with most things in life, marriage is more fulfilling when you pay attention to it. Through a more mindful relationship with your partner you can wade the trials and tribulations of married life with more respect and ease. I read "Everybody Fights" by... Continue Reading →
Joy: Is It What It’s All About?
The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams really puts things into perspective and I'm excited that it could make all the difference. I've always been one to feel guilt for experiencing joyous emotions when I know others are suffering so... Continue Reading →
Empathy vs Compassion; an important difference
Empathy is the kindling, but compassion is the long burning wood stoking the fire of real change. The first time I learned that there was a difference between empathy and compassion was in Sharon Salzberg's book, Real Change, where she talked about how empathy can drain social justice fighters and they have to be careful... Continue Reading →