Everyone knows Fred Rogers (aka Mr. Rogers) and his gentle, enticing way with people, but it’s mostly those who study psychology and social work who are just as familiar with the wisdom of Carl Rogers (no relation). If you’ve ever been in a counselor’s office and suddenly felt pure joy and the sweet relief of … Continue reading Mr. Rogers x 2 = Double the Compassion
Adults are a different story. We have issues. We were told that emotional struggles are a sign of weakness. We were told that the mind holds dark, shameful secrets.
Jerry Seinfeld made the observation that there really is no such thing as “Fun for the whole family.” Either the kids are having fun, and the parents are miserable, or the parents are having fun, and the kids are miserable.
“It probably takes many years of monastic practice to equal the spiritual growth generated by one sleepless night with a sick child.”
“I hate to turn on the news!” “It’s all bad.” “I’m off Facebook” “I can’t watch.” You’ve heard it all, and regardless of your political stance, you agree. The randomness of the catastrophes, the ugliness of the hate, and the stench of blame are disheartening. Most of us are offended by … Continue reading Feeling embattled? Calling all warriors.