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Fear, Part Two: The Isms

“Everyone is a good example of… something.”  (Dr. Robert O. Burdette) Fear Makes Us Fragile Last week we looked at the challenge of fear with in-the-moment decisions. When we carry fear and fearful thoughts about the world around us over time, it can be a little trickier to even notice that we are responding from […]

Empaths as Truth Telling Trouble Makers

“Don’t try to comprehend with your minds; Minds are very limited. Use your intuition.” (Madeleine L’Engle in A Wind at the Door) “Identified Client” In therapy, the “Identified Client” is most often the person in a family system that was dragged or pushed into therapy by the family or system around them. Often with kid-clients, […]

Community Empathy, &@>#, It!

“A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.” (James Keller) Two weeks ago, I wrote about Individual Empathy and how to use it well without burning out. Last week I covered Collective Empathy. This week, let’s broaden that circle one more time and consider Community Empathy.   The Paradox I frequently hear very caring people […]