Tragedy opens the door to self evaluation, and within that space we can call forth our empathy. Without empathy we become brutes. © Norma Bobb-Semple 2021

The Company We Keep

If we knowingly associate with people who lack empathy and respect how can we be alarmed when they misuse and abuse us. We have to vet the people we allow into our space. © Norma Bobb-Semple 2020


We have to sit back and reflect on the choices we make, past and present.  Taking stock is an opportunity to see what worked and what were total spoilers.  If we don’t carry out an autopsy of why we do what we do there can’t be a catalyst for change.  To grow is to evolve […]


  We assume because of our presumptions how people ought to behave in any given circumstance.   Situations in life doesn’t have a one size fit all solution.   People sometimes only want a listening ear, they aren’t seeking advice and condemnation.  Before we broker our advice we should ask ourselves “If I were faced with […]


We have to leave room in our relationships for change.  We all go through the process of transformation whether or not we are aware of its occurrence in our lives.  We grow and as we grow we have to accept that the people in our lives might grow with us or grow away in a […]

Life without empathy

Photo credited to Unsplash   Living without empathy is like riding a bike without a handle.  There has to be a balance or the results would be catastrophic.   © Norma Bobb-Semple 2016