Make America Kind Again

We live in a world that has become overly hateful and judgemental, even plain rude, and to me, it’s a direction that needs to be reversed. If there is an America we need right now is an America that is more kind. More understanding. More willing to give the benefit of the doubt. More willing to try to see the other’s point of view. If we’re not willing to do that, than we need to follow the rule we all learned in preschool: “Treat others the way you want to be treated.” I know people are probably thinking I am talking about politics. I am not. Look, I was not happy with the election results, but I care about myRead More

How to Be Kind to a Caregiver

Caregivers are selfless and do what they do because they love the person they care for, most often without monetary compensation. If you know a caregiver and want to show your appreciation, here are some ideas: Encourage him or her to relax by a gift of bubble bath items Pay them a sincere compliment Take his or her kids to the movies or out to the park for the afternoon Don’t compare their life or their loved one they are caring for with so-and-so Invite them out for coffee or lunch Ask them to tell you about their day Give them a day at the spa or mani/pedi Wash their car Never criticize any aspect of their lifeRead More

Empathy Matters

I wrote about this subject before, but today I came across this website that made me laugh out loud… mainly because their message spoke to me. Take a peek at these sympathy cards by Emily McDowell, here’s one on the right —> It goes without saying that if I had a dollar for every random treatment for EB people have tried to sell me I would be a very rich woman. And I am the kind of mom who is flipping DESPERATE and will try just about anything, yet some of the emails with suggestions I’ve gotten over the years border on the absolute ridiculous, bordering on insanity. Want an example? “Burn his skin, it will regrow withoutRead More