Empathy vs. Sympathy

Empathy (noun) – the ability to understand and share the feelings of another

Sympathy (noun) – feelings of pity and sorrow for someone else’s misfortune

It is so easy to tell someone the difference between empathy and sympathy.  This video does a beautiful job at showing the difference.  And it’s so beneficial for all situations.

“Rarely can a response make something better.  What makes something better, is a connection.”



(Not so) Censored

I try so hard to be positive through this whole journey,  but I am going to have a moment here.  I’m not looking for sympathy,  I’m not looking for clichés,  I’m not looking for comfort.  Just a single moment to be raw, pissed off, not positive and not so censored.


I HATE INFERTILITY.  I hate what it does –  it makes me bitter and jealous.  I hate what it doesn’t do – it makes me unable to get pregnant.  I hate what it takes – it takes the fun out of trying to get pregnant .  I hate what it’s given – it gives an education most people pay a lot of money for (they’re called DOCTORS!!) .

Why does it all have to be so hard?!  I’m ready to feel just one emotion at a time.

lousy mood