Teaching Our Adult Children About Gratitude

Many moms got exactly the gift they wanted on Mother’s Day last weekend: time with the kids. For empty nesters, there’s much joy when the house fills up again even for just a few hours. Many of our adult children don’t realize how much we value spending time together. The notion that time together is a perfect gift can seem strange to our millennial children. They have been branded with a reputation as the self-centered and materialistic Generation Me. Indeed …

Middle-Aged Women Have Most Empathy

Looking for someone to really listen and care? Talk to a woman in her 50s. A new University of Michigan study of more than 75,000 adults, ages 18 to 90, found that late-middle-aged women were the most empathetic – more so than either men the same age or anyone (of either gender) older or younger. Overall, middle-aged adults were more empathetic – meaning more likely to react emotionally to the experiences of others and to understand things from another person’s …

Drop the first stone

We need a shared sense of empathy to break the cycles of abuse and hate. It is up to each of us to just be nice.