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Developing a True Empathy, Part 2

By Monica Nelson Continuing from Part 1, I had hit a brick wall creatively. In order to move forward, I had to dig a little deeper into my own empathy. I believe myself to be an empathic person. Being a highly sensitive person, all my life I’ve been forced into empathic situations. But my own empathy as it now stands was not enough to write with meaning. I began a quest to deepen my empathy. I hope that what I’ve learned will help you in your own quest at finding true empathy. From the People Polarity blog, I discovered the helplessness theory. The idea behind this theory is to “go … Continue reading

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Developing a True Empathy, Part 1

By Monica Nelson I looked at the clock. The digital dial read 2:58. I had just awakened from one of those dreams where you are trying to do a particular task and you can’t seem to get it done. I knew I had to complete the task ahead of me, but I would do part of it, then find myself off on some other distraction. I knew what kind of dream this was. It was not an intuitive or creative dream. It was a frustration dream. I even knew the frustration. I had been working diligently but fruitlessly over the last couple of weeks on my memoir. As of late, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on a Kindness

By Monica Nelson Someone, and I can’t mention names, because he specifically asked that I not tell anyone, showed me a great kindness today. I was overwhelmed with his generosity, leaving his office fighting back tears. I thanked him profusely, but it was not enough. I could find no words to express the gratitude I felt for this act of kindness. If you look at it from his perspective, he gave a little of himself. It wasn’t a huge inconvenience to him. But it’s impact on me was large. And the very idea that he thought to do such a thing for me without concern for how much it cost … Continue reading

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