Fall Into Hope by Giving Empathy

Fall into hope by giving empathy

Can I see another’s woe, And not be in sorrow too? Can I see another’s grief, And not seek for kind relief?

Can I see a falling tear, And not feel my sorrow’s share? Can a father see his child Weep, nor be with sorrow filled?

Can a mother sit . . . → Read More: Fall Into Hope by Giving Empathy

What Does the Word Respect Mean?

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The late comedian Rodney Dangerfield always complained that he never got any respect. So what does the word “respect” mean?

I have had the privilege over the last ten months to be a regular speaker for Respect Institute, which was founded for the express purpose of slaying the dragons of mental illness. Last Friday, . . . → Read More: What Does the Word Respect Mean?

The Healing Power of Positive Words

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Story: This comes from my own life. It’s a tale of positive words. At the age of eight, my mother dragged me to my first piano lesson with Mrs. Hans J.  Lemcke in Webster Groves, Missouri.   Life was difficult for me. There were challenges at school, on the home front, and with friends. . . . → Read More: The Healing Power of Positive Words

Building a Life of Fulfillment

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Do you want a life of fulfillment? Muslims believe that building a life of fulfillment involves working from the end to the present. Think about what will be said at your eulogy. Then make plans to build a life of fulfillment based on that.

Three eulogy quotes:

No eulogy is due to . . . → Read More: Building a Life of Fulfillment

Family Roles in Dysfunctional Families: The Placater Or People Pleaser

The Placater Or People Pleaser 

 

I know this role really well. It’s one of the roles I played. So I really did not have to google this one. According to Claudia Black, Phd, the placater typically demonstrates the following strengths:

The placater is caring, compassionate, empathic, good listener, sensitve to others, giving, and has . . . → Read More: Family Roles in Dysfunctional Families: The Placater Or People Pleaser

Pet Power And Depression

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My two cats, Blossom and Oreo seem to be sensitive to my moods. They will both come up to me and nuzzle me in the face when they sense my mood is down. Blossom, my overweight gray cat, loves to sit on my lap when I’m watching TV and Oreo amuses herself by . . . → Read More: Pet Therapy And Depression: Using Pets to Relieve Depression.