We have gotten so lost in the rhetoric, polarization, inequity and fighting. Much of the media we absorb is fearful or violent. It creates Us vs. Them or a need to choose sides. I don’t need or want to be political. There are far too many debating the issues already. Respect and empathy is treating … More Respect and Basic Courtesy
“If you’re searching for that one person who will change your life…. take a look in the mirror.” Who helps you to see who you could be beyond what you see today? Having a neutral person work with you at the deepest levels of empathic listening helps to facilitate meaning and purpose. You set the … More Time for Reflection
𝐏𝐬𝐲𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐠𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐠𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐮𝐩 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐛𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐞𝐧𝐯𝐢𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐲. Psychologist Carol Ryff developed a six-dimension scale of psychological wellbeing drawn from numerous theories and research. She determined that the 6 factors are: 𝐒𝐞𝐥𝐟-𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐏𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐀𝐮𝐭𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐦𝐲𝐄𝐧𝐯𝐢𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐦𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐏𝐮𝐫𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞𝐏𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐆𝐫𝐨𝐰𝐭𝐡 👉🏻 She found that self-acceptance had the strongest correlation to life … More What Gives You a Sense of Wellbeing?
For some of us, empathy is reflexive – almost like breathing. We are biologically hardwired to be more sensitive to external stimuli picking up cues from our environment. Specifically, we observe, store, and recall verbal and non-verbal cues from people and our environment that many won’t even notice. These neurological signals help us to relate … More Sensitivity is not a Weakness