The difference between empathy and sympathy

One of the key things I remember from therapist-training is the definition of empathy – “imagine putting your elbow in the bathwater surrounding the client and from that, knowing how it is to live in their world.” Something about...

The Price of Shame

Moved to tears by Monica Lewinsky’s TED talk “The Price of Shame” I offer a link below. What a brave and courageous woman. Several things really stood out for me – she referred to a time before the media furore surrounding her youthful choices,...

Shame – friend or foe?

Like Dr. Brené Brown, I have a particular interest in shame. Perhaps because I know the terrain both personally and professionally, and perhaps because it’s one of those things we’re not supposed to talk about. I want to shine a light into any...