I’m biased. Are you?

Dear Soulseekers, What keeps us from being empathic? Lots of things actually. Remember, having empathy is intentional; it’s a practice. It’s when we lose our focus that we run into problems. Cognitive biases are the ways in which we perceive the world around us and the filters that we use in order to make sense […]

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The weekend blues

Dear Soulseekers, You know how you work all week only to be sick on the weekend and spend your whole weekend on the couch only to get up and go back to work on Monday? Well, that’s me this weekend. I could feel it coming on yesterday about lunchtime. I was completely wiped out yesterday […]

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Habit 2 of highly empathic people

Dear soul seekers, How was last week? Were you able to find time to be truly curious about another person and learn something about them? This week we are looking at the second habit for people with high empathy: challenge your prejudices and find your commonalities. Even though your skin color may be different, or […]

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6 habits of highly empathic people

Dear Soulseekers, I’m starting a new series on empathy this week. Today I will be discussing habit #1. But first let’s be clear on what empathy is. Empathy is defined as the “ability to step into the shoes of another person, aiming to understand their feelings and perspectives, and to use that understanding to guide […]

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Stay calm

Dear Soulseekers, I feel anxious! And Stressed! With the beginning of school quickly approaching, I can feel my shoulders starting to rise, my neck starting to stiffen, and my temper getting short. Yikes! Time for some self care. I’ve learned over the years what the beginning of stress and anxiety feels like. I have a […]

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See you in September

Dear Soulseekers, It’s a beautiful Friday morning and I am on one of my last little get aways for the summer. July has been really busy with vacations and getting ready for school. I’ve already been up to school working on my classroom, syllabi and lesson plans even though we are just shy of a […]

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Silence

Dear Soulseekers, I just finished watching the latest season of Alone on Netflix. If you’re not familiar with this show, it’s the History channel’s survival type show. In this season contestants are dropped in the Arctic for 100 days to survive off the land. The winner gets one million dollars if they can make it […]

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regrets

Dear Soulseekers, “Between life and death there is a library,’ she said. ‘And within that library, the shelves go on for ever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be different if you had made other choices…Would you have done anything different, if you […]

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