compassion Albert Einstein

Why We All NEED To Be More Compassionate

What is compassion? “Sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others: the victims should be treated with compassion” Source: http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/compassion Literally, compassion means “to suffer together.” Unlike empathy (which it is sometimes confused with), compassion doesn’t stop at taking another person’s perspective into account or just feeling that person’s emotions. You feel compassionate,…

Don’t Give The Silent Treatment

I read this excerpt from ‘Love It Forward’ By Jeff Brown and was left deep in thought…. “There are two types of relational silence- one that serves the connection, one that damages it. In the first, silence comes with the qualifier “I need some quiet time to reflect”, which is healthy and respectful to the…

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I Asked My Daughter What She Wants To Be When She Grows Up… Her Answer Surprised Me

During a ‘Show and Tell’ session at school last week, my 4 year old daughter had to draw a picture of what she would like to do when she grows up and talk about it in front of her class friends. As we walked home, I asked my daughter what she would like to do.…

A beautiful bench carved to commemorate the fallen with words inscribed to remind us why

Remembrance Day

Today at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 2014 (at 11am on 11/11/2014), I attended an event at my local village memorial to commemorate the fallen heroes of World War I and the people they left behind. It was a wonderful event, which brought together people of all ages,…

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Why I Think This World Should End – Prince Ea

I came across an amazing video on my Facebook timeline the other day by Prince Ea (also known as Richard Williams), an American rapper and activist. His work left me in profound thought. In this particular video he talks about the way we live now, what we care about and what we have forgotten. I…