I LOST MYSELF

“…the wind left. And I wept. And I said to myself:  what have you done with the garden that was entrusted to you?” Antonio Machado Most people never really know the date, time, or place that we let ourselves slip out of sight. I know when I got my genetically pre-dispositioned heart attack several years […]

Are You Empathetic or Sympathetic? There’s a Big Difference

“…Tell me about your despair, And I’ll tell you about mine…” Mary Oliver While nothing much is as black and white as things sound, for the purposes of discussion, here are the definitions. Empathy: I understand some of what you are feeling and going through because I’ve been through similar experiences myself. Sympathy: I feel […]

THE CROW’S MESSAGE: Are We Afraid or Anxious?

“If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life—and only then will I be free to become myself.” Martin Heidegger In my last blog post I talked about the differences between depression and despair. For me to […]