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Important Moments: Teaching Empathy & Compassion

Empathy and Compassion. Among the most important traits a human being can have, yet many people have no understanding of the definition of either. Here are their definitions: COMPASSION:  Noun 1.  – a deep awareness of and sympathy for another’s suffering.  2.  – the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it. EMPATHY:  Noun 1. – understanding and entering into another’s feelings Such basic ideas. And they seem so easy to teach…. Just… { read more }

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Moments In Life: The Big And Small Ones

I named my blog “MOMENTS BIG AND SMALL” because that’s what life is all about… moments. Some are big, some are small. But each one matters. Each one counts. Some are absolutely forgettable. Others are ingrained in my heart and soul forever. I used to think the Big moments were the important ones. I have had several big moments… Graduating high school. Graduating college. Getting engaged. Getting married. Getting offered my first job in TV. The day each of my… { read more }

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Embracing Kids’ Endless Enthusiasm

MY MOMENT: Life with an enthusiastic five-year old. As I watched my son speed-walk to his school classroom this morning (he speed-walks, only because he knows he’s not allowed to run in school, otherwise he definitely would have been running); I thought about how cool it is that he does everything with so much enthusiasm.  Every single day, he approaches life with an excitement I haven’t felt in a long time, if ever.  Actually, I’m sure there was a time… { read more }

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