Why Some People Have a Lack of Empathy (And How to Deal with Them)

Written by Patricia Young We all have interacted with some people that seem to have a lack of empathy, at some point of our lives. I know that those experiences can leave us feeling frustrated, unsettled, angry, disappointed, and even betrayed, mainly when we need support. It gets even harder and more painful if youContinue reading Why Some People Have a Lack of Empathy (And How to Deal with Them)

Invisible Victims: When Men Are Abused

Medically reviewed by Scientific Advisory Board — Written by Victoria Ramos on April 9, 2014   In cases of domestic abuse throughout the world, the stereotype involves a man abusing a woman. For some, however, the story goes the other way around.   In figures quoted by HelpGuide.org, approximately one in three abuse victims areContinue reading Invisible Victims: When Men Are Abused

Toxic People: 12 Things They Do and How to Deal with Them

We have all had toxic people dust us with their poison. Sometimes it’s more like a drenching. Difficult people are drawn to the reasonable ones and all of us have likely had (or have) at least one person in our lives who have us bending around ourselves like barbed wire in endless attempts to pleaseContinue reading Toxic People: 12 Things They Do and How to Deal with Them

How to build children’s resilience, and your own, amid coronavirus unknowns

A family go for a hand-in-hand walk along a street of the old city, in Pamplona, northern Spain, April 27, 2020, as some social distancing rules are relaxing after weeks of quarantine. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos) Carolyn FitzGerald, Wilfrid Laurier University The world is upside down right now due to coronavirus. Although there are early signsContinue reading How to build children’s resilience, and your own, amid coronavirus unknowns