MentorPath® Blog

The years teach much that the days never know.

—Ralph Waldo Emerson

What Story Is This?

You’re writing a very personal story with its own history and language.  It’s highly visible to others, but often not to you.  It’s a story that you talk about every day; think about several times a day.  While remarkably simple, it is at the same time intricately...

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Empathic Derailment

No, Krueger, first you have to be with me before I can go someplace new with you. —A psychoanalytic patient many years ago accurately confronting me with moving too quickly into a dynamic interpretation before establishing empathic resonance to communicate...

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Empathy: The Bridge to Common Ground

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant? —Henry David Thoreau How can you recognize what never before has been considered? See what you don’t believe? Discover what you don’t even know to look for? Discern that...

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Money and the Shame/Self-Esteem Axis

Of all human emotions, the most painful, the hardest to tolerate is shame. Shame is the feeling that there is something wrong with us, that we are not only inadequate, but basically flawed. Shame can assume different intensities from embarrassment to humiliation. When...

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