Let it live!

When things feel like this….be glad. I saw this on the walk back to my car at the end of my work day. Sometimes a new idea that’s trying to emerge or a new learning is trying to land, things can feel like only a sprig of green reaching from a dry crack in the earth.  It’s rich and a total contrast from what’s usually present, and it’s compelling.  Compelling and sometimes feels like a sunburn, evidence of a good day, but the sting is real. This is the time to watch it grow, see what it looks like, be …

New experiences can grow empathy

Consuming an array of experiences helps us with empathy.  It’s so easy to just “do the things that we know we like” but when we push ourselves to try something new, even seemingly stupid little things, we grow empathy and our capacity to see joy in others. Dumb example: I am gym-less. In my search for a new one I sampled a kettle bell club.  Scrappy, low-fi, marginally listenable music (for me) and chalk all over the floor.  But, in hearing how members talk about the sport, with passion and compassion for their own physical limitations, I feel opened up, …