Category: Compassion and Kindness

How to Help Someone Who Is Considering Suicide

I was 25 years old when the news reported that the lead singer of Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, had killed himself. I remember thinking, “Wow, that guy had fame and fortune and was still so unhappy that he took his own life. If someone with his lot in life couldn’t be happy, who could?” Fast forward a couple of decades and I understand suicide a lot better now. I am in the somewhat unique position of being able to speak to people on the other side who have committed suicide. And I have done countless readings for clients who are suicidal

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Can we contact the soul of a person who is living, not deceased?

Can I reach and communicate love to the soul of a person who is living? Not someone deceased. – Marni This is such a great question because there are nuances present that most people would not even think about. When we are incarnated, we assume our only way of communicating with someone is to reach out to them directly via phone, text, email, or in person. But sometimes physical distance, a rift in the relationship, or even mental impairment restrict us from direct communication. In those cases, you can still speak to and communicate with the person if you connect

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How to Know When to Provide Empathy or Advice and Why It Matters

The other day a friend emailed me and asked if I could spare some time to talk to him as he was in a tough situation. I wrote back, “I would love to speak with you. Can you tell me if you’d prefer my empathy or if you want me to offer solutions to your problem or both?” When he wrote back he said, “That’s a really great question, thank you for asking me. I would like empathy and no solutions to my problem. I’d really just like to talk out my problems with someone who will be compassionate to

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In the End Only One Thing Matters

In the end it won’t matter if you were big or small. It won’t matter if you were young or old, rich or poor, black, white, yellow, or green. It won’t matter if you drove a sports car, a minivan or rode a bicycle. It won’t matter if you drank too much or did drugs. It won’t matter if you had anxiety, autism, or depression. It won’t matter if you got straight A’s or failed out of school. It won’t matter if you got an MBA, toured Australia, or touched Stonehenge. It won’t matter if you read 3,000 books or

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The Power of an Unanticipated Compliment

The other day I was sitting in my office and I started thinking about an acquaintance. She’s a really lovely person who is kind, compassionate, and very giving. While I was having these thoughts, one of my guides said “So tell her how you feel about her.” I responded, “Just out of the blue?” “Yes,” the guide replied. “Why not?” I sent her a message on Facebook and said “Hi, I just wanted you to know how highly I regard you. You’re one of the most caring and compassionate people I know, and I love how you raise people’s vibrations

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