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Empathy

Think Honestly and Critically About Reading and the Written Word

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 07.31.2015 | Education
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

As I delved deeper into Paul Thomas' work, and directed energy to the urgent nature of his calls for action and attention to class and race inequity in America, I found that we share many commonalities.

The Unexpected Legacy of Cecil the Lion

Anna Giraldo Kerr | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics
Anna Giraldo Kerr

Let's honor those we mourn--animal and human--and the causes we hold dear by empathizing, strategizing and mobilizing. Let the killing of Cecil be a catalyst for moving all issues forward and not use it as an excuse to stay in the merry-go-around of anger, judgment and contempt.

Are We All a Bunch of Narcissists?

Brian Hanley | Posted 07.29.2015 | Technology
Brian Hanley

If we weren't narcissists by clinical standards, I wondered, what were we? People with too many gadgets to think clearly? To feel clearly? People with good intentions, short attention spans and a propensity to do what's best for ourselves? People trying to figure out this mess of a universe one bus ride at a time? Whatever we were, we needed to become something else, more compassionate.

Putting Humanity and the Humanities Back Into Medicine

Allen Frances | Posted 07.28.2015 | Science
Allen Frances

Someday, perhaps all of medicine will be reducible (like most things) to a set of algorithms and doctors will be replaced by computers. But we are still far from achieving anything approaching this level of technical omniscience and certainty. For the far foreseeable future, we need doctors who understand life and people, not just lab test readouts and scientific papers.

7 Reasons To Love Your Dog Like a Baby

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 07.23.2015 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

You want a well-mannered dog. Really you do. But you worry that dog training will hurt the loving bond you share. Even the act of securing a leash and forcing your dog to walk in step feels cruel and restrictive. Dog training is okay for dogs but not for your baby.

What Your Favorite Songs Can Tell You About The Way Your Brain Works

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.23.2015 | Science

 Why do you love certain types of music and hate others? It may come down to the way your brain processes information.  Psychologists ...

Somewhere Between Empathy and Apathy

Corinda Lubin-Katz | Posted 07.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Corinda Lubin-Katz

It doesn't take much more than a quick glance at the news to conclude that the world is a mess. We are riddled with crises, crippled by corruption, an...

4 Ways to Respond to a Mouthy Child (That You Can Feel Good About)

Tamar Chansky | Posted 07.22.2015 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

When parents under-react strategically, they shape a new behavior that summons their child's best self.

What Happens When We Put Empathy Into Practice?

Catherine Nagle | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

'It's Because You Left Me ... ' When Trocme was 10 years old, he was in a car accident. His father drove too fast, the car spun ...

Expanding the Empathy Enigma

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Justine Brooks Froelker

Sure, maybe I believe in people a bit too much, but this isn't changing any time soon. And so, what if we looked at each other from love and not fear, with the courage to feel emotion with one another and to pull from our own struggles?

The Donald's Defect: Why EQ Trumps IQ

Alex Budak | Posted 07.20.2015 | Impact
Alex Budak

With the attention Donald Trump has been attracting the last few weeks, many people fall into one of two camps: outrage and embarrassment or mocking and derision. I suggest there's a third, more productive, way to examine things.

Why Empathy Is So Important

Pacific Standard | Maia Szalavitz | Posted 07.14.2015 | World

Empathy might seem like a squishy, vaguely liberal word—a sentimental virtue of minor importance. But the more we learn from neuroscience and psycho...

Everyone Should Be Required to See "Inside Out"

Mark Baer | Posted 07.13.2015 | Entertainment
Mark Baer

I want to take this opportunity to thank all those involved in the production and development of Disney•Pixar's film "Inside Out." The film is named "Inside Out" because it is about the inner workings of the mind, which controls how people behave.

How to Leave a Narcissist

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Judith Orloff MD

Narcissists can make you fall in love with them so hard that it feels like you're giving up a part of your heart to leave them. And they use every man...

Dear Nicest Dad Ever: A Thank You From the Mom of a Nut-Allergic Son

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey | Posted 07.13.2015 | Parents
Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

After we RSVP-ed to your little girl's party, you called my husband on the phone, and told him how excited you were that my son was coming to your party. That you planned to hire someone to clean the house for nuts before the event, and that you wanted to know where you could buy a nut-free cake. Seriously? Who are you? The greatest person on earth?

Lessons of Tantrums, Wise Sibling Instincts and the Healing Power of Empathy

Jesua | Posted 07.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jesua

My son Ezra woke up sweetly today, pouncing on top of me in bed with all his 65 pounds of naked, sun-kissed, 6-year-old love, panting loudly with morn...

'Life Is a Performance'

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

In his poem, "Our Fearlessness to Love," Andres Marquez-Lara describes global ancestors coming together and the dynamic interplay of the feminine and ...

Why We Need a Muscular Compassion

Daniel Goleman | Posted 07.01.2015 | Impact
Daniel Goleman

The Dalai Lama's version of compassion is more muscular than Sunday-school stereotypes of a benign but soft and flabby kindness. He sees such full disclosure as one application of compassion in the public sphere, as is forceful action to right injustice of every kind.

The Me, Me, Me of Social Media Might Make You End Up Alone, Alone, Alone

Michael Jascz | Posted 07.01.2015 | Media
Michael Jascz

Narcissism can prevent us from having healthy relationships, but with the proliferation of social media sites and the rewarding of narcissistic behavior, we must be careful not to let online self-centeredness bleed into our reality.

The Result of Design Thinking Students Designing Their Own School: EmpathicEducation for a CompassionateNation

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 06.30.2015 | Education
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

This post is Part 2 of a 2 Part Series on Design Thinking Students Designing Their Own School. As a clinical psychologist and forensic expert in spec...

Why Empathy Is Key to Life and Work

Ayelet Baron | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayelet Baron

Our human communication is broken. It happens every day in organizations where we over-complicate basic information we need to share. We are so busy presenting our perfect mission and vision statements that we have lost sight of the shared purpose that allows people to understand how they can make a contribution at work.

A Global Solution Towards Human Evolution, Development and Empathy

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

Multiple deadly attacks arose multiple questions and covered up all my mind all long this first weekend of summer.

Design Thinking Students Co-designing Their Own School for the Sake of Empathy

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 06.30.2015 | Education
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

In order to inspire, motivate, and engage students in the learning experience, it is necessary to look at the world through their eyes. When adults pause and consider the world through from the students' perspective, we begin to examine their authentic needs, instead of the needs imposed upon them.

Empath Self-Help Tips: A Cartoon

Anneli Rufus | Posted 06.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Anneli Rufus

Empaths unwillingly, unwittingly absorb, intuit and feel other people's emotions -- from joy to misery -- by as-yet-unknown means. Vibrations? Electro...

Don't you dare call me privileged

Shayne Hughes | Posted 06.23.2015 | Impact
Shayne Hughes

"White privilege" is a term guaranteed to set off a white male like me. I grew up poor with a single mom. I moved to one side of the country and back; as the new kid, I was a frequent target of bullies. I had an abusive relationship with a stepfather.