Life’s best teacher: empathy

How can we relate to others, so that we share in their experiences without oversimplifying or over-identifying with what the other person shares? Personal stories are unique, individually lived and crafted. We may have similar stories and experiences.  And we are often connected through patterns, routines, retraced steps, interactions…the “Etch A Sketch” of life. But…

En una temporada de nuevos comienzos

“In God’s time, when He gives you a dream, you better believe that it will come to pass.” – Pastor Charles Olmeda. [English translation] Happy New Year! ~ Happy 2018. This is a time of new beginnings, or “una temporada de nuevos comienzos.” The things we left behind in 2017 remain in 2017 – or we can…

A somber note…

There is light in and around us if we embrace it and allow it to grow, though I was shaken by the world news today in UK. I have family abroad and thankfully they are all right. Continued thoughts and prayers. How can we make our surroundings better; even in the smallest of ways? I’m a…