Archive for August, 2012


In Their Shoes

Let’s Talk! In her brief article titled “Empathetic Vibration”, American scholar Emily Ochoa remarked that “the opposite of love is not hate, but indifference”.  I think this statement points to a truth that is rarely explored.  Therefore, I wanted to examine the concept of empathy and gain a better understanding of its impact on human […]

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Real Love

Let’s talk! “…You’re on your way to a town two hours away.…You’re going because everyone there is genuinely happy. They’re happy because they feel loved.  In this place there is no fear or anger. You sense with absolute certainty that the only concern of everyone in that town is your happiness.…You can see that it […]

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More Than “Just Friends”

Let’s Talk! “It broke my heart when I ended my friendship with my best friend” he said. “Did you talk about it with your other friends?” I asked. “No, I thought it would be weird to admit to my other guy friends that I was so affected by that” he replied. “It took me a […]

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From Innocence to Wisdom

Let’s Talk! A few weeks ago, I was in a line-up at the grocery store, and I noticed behind me a young child in a stroller. What caught my and other people’s attention was that she wore bright pink from head to toe – her hat, coat, t-shirt, pants, shoes and even her stroller were […]

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The Trust Factor

Let’s Talk! Recently I’ve been wondering why so few people are truly excited about their mates. You may have noticed that most people involved in long-term relationships are often cynical about their partner. Although it is a common attitude, is this normal? What is the missing element that sustains passion in a romantic relationship over […]

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When Money Can’t Do the Job

Let’s Talk! In 1999, a friend of mine was working full-time as a Software Engineer and earning $80,000/year. One morning, he walked into his office and found that someone had stolen his computer. He immediately told his manager about the theft. My friend had to muster all his self-control to hide his intense joy and […]

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Blood is Thicker Than Water?

Let’s Talk! It’s the holiday season, and a time for family gatherings. Unfortunately for many, it is a sad period because they will spend time with their close relatives. Recent Canadian statistics indicate that 12% (40, 200 cases) of reported violent crimes are committed against a spouse, of which 83% of the victims are women. […]

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Man In the Mirror

Let’s Talk! I recently watched a video of the re-election campaign of Barack Obama for American President in 2012.  This video and the start of a New Year prompted thoughts of what it means to make a lasting positive impact in the world not only as an individual, but also as a collective. Barack Obama […]

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