How do you define empathy?

How do you define empathy?

Empathy.⁣ ⁣ I used to think empathy was a weakness.⁣ And that empathy meant agreeing.⁣ Empathy meant sympathy.⁣ ⁣ To be honest, I wasn’t a very empathetic person either.⁣ ⁣ It wasn’t until I saw my husband have a panic attack right in front of me and held on to him to...

Self care in agriculture

Self care in agriculture

Self care. ⁣ ⁣ Self care in agriculture isn’t something we’ve talked about. As farmers, we’ve learned that you take care of the farm and those around you first. It’s also engrained in us that during hard times whether that’s hard times on the farm or hard times you...

Part 1: It All Starts With Being There

Part 1: It All Starts With Being There

If a friend or neighbour finds the courage to reach out to you, would you know what to do? Since my husband and I publicly shared our mental health journeys a couple of summers ago and have had the opportunity to speak with so many of those within and outside of the...

The Importance of Our Family Dinner Table

The Importance of Our Family Dinner Table

I’ve been frustrated lately that our dinner table is always cluttered… It’s been a busy winter with crop plans, farm plans and house plans, and lots of teenage mutant ninja turtle and tractor sightings, as you can see. But then I thought. This table is more than where...

My 2019 New Year’s “Being” List

My 2019 New Year’s “Being” List

2018 was a year of love, loss, life and change. Always change. Last year taught me to follow my heart, dream big, embrace the unknown and to love deep. As I look ahead not only to what I want to accomplish for myself, I want others around me to experience the same. We...