Category: Pain & Suffering

  • The Power of Empathy

    “We need to dispel the myth that empathy is ‘walking in someone else’s shoes.’ Rather than walking in your shoes, I need to learn how to listen to the story you tell about what it’s like in your shoes and believe you even when it doesn’t match my experiences.” “Empathy has no script. There is…

  • The Key To End Loneliness

    “”To end loneliness, you need other people—plus something else. You also need, he explained to me, to feel you are sharing something with the other person, or the group, that is meaningful to both of you. You have to be in it together—and “it” can be anything that you both think has meaning and value.”…

  • The Danger of Nostalgia

    “Nostalgia is also a dangerous form of comparison. Think about how often we compare our lives to a memory that nostalgia has so completely edited that it never really existed.” – Brené Brown, Author of Daring Greatly

  • Your Suffering Matters

    “The truth is, if you look for someone who has it worse, you will find them. But that does not make your suffering any less valid. Thinking in this way often reflects a lack of self-compassion. If someone you loved unconditionally was suffering in the same way, you wouldn’t hesitate to get them the help…