Cultivate Empathy; It’s Like A Garden

Empathy is like a garden. It has to be nurtured to grow. For good health it needs to be watered. 

I walk past this parking spot almost everyday and this morning I wondered, “Why do we need to keep being reminded?” To constantly cultivate empathy we also need reminders.

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Appreciating My And Your Influence

Influence(r) is one of the most used words today. It is how some people make their money. The label, whether applied on by self or culture, can be misleading. On the one hand I get it; it’s the means we describe something. But there are some things about the influence(r) language that bug me. To start with, this kind of label or language, undermines the other meanings. We need a reset–to going back to appreciating my and your influence.

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Being OK With Writing For Me, Just Me

Whether I publish or not I can never imagine not writing. I write as a way of thinking. I also do it to start conversations and, in some small way make a difference. I hope my words inspire someone to action. Maybe even make their and our world even greater. I’ve missed writing for me in the recent and short while. 

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When You Want To Write Something Meaningful

2020 has been crazy. Like you need a reminder {insert eye roll}. News, conversations with Ingrid and friends, being lost in my thoughts in general, has made me want to say something. It’s discouraged and inspired me to want to write something meaningful. Too many of us make the mistake of thinking what we say is important. Sometimes we mistake the urge to say something for saying something worthwhile.

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