Tag Archives: Caregiving

Ma's Orchid

Love, Death, and Blossoms

It’s been a couple months since I posted my last Mindful Musing—months filled with poignant life events, churning emotions, and deep family love. There were sad and painful moments, hours, days to be sure, but on the whole, those two months overflowed with living. Such was my experience with death. Continue reading

How I Met My Writing Deadline

How I Met My Writing Deadline: Caring for Others and Self

An emergency with my elderly parents sent me flying out of the house with a hastily packed bag, numerous tins of whole leaf tea, and of course… my laptop.  What more could a writer need?  When two days turned into nine, I had a few more ideas!  Fortunately, the most important necessity could be found anywhere at any time. Continue reading

Empathy without Suffering

Empathy without Suffering

While speaking on the Power of Empathy to graduate students studying for their Masters in Social Working, I saw a need to address how to be empathetic without taking on the pain. Like writers, doctors, artists, caregivers, parents—and any deeply caring individual—these young professionals wondered if there was a way to open their hearts, safely. If you’ve ever wondered the same thing, read on! Continue reading