Empathic Listening – It’s Not About the Nail

  When we communicate with each other, most of the time we listen in order to respond. We’re thinking about what we’ll say next, right? Instead of intently focusing on what is being said in order to understand. Empathic listening is a way of listening and responding to another person that improves mutual understanding and … More Empathic Listening – It’s Not About the Nail

The 3 Things I Will Strive to Teach My Little Girl

It’s hard to grow up in the world we live in, especially for children immersed in the American culture. While we have more wealth and access to information than ever before, our children are also exposed to a clashing menagerie of values (and non-values) that can leave them confused, frustrated and often lost if they … More The 3 Things I Will Strive to Teach My Little Girl

To Deal With Tragedy We Need to Understand Our Own Story

  “The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.”  – Tolkien ‘The Lord of the Rings’ How do we reckon with the presence of … More To Deal With Tragedy We Need to Understand Our Own Story