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11 Signs You're a Highly-Sensitive Person

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 02.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

Are you curious to see if you are a highly sensitive person? Here are 11 signs that you may be one:

5 Ways I Help My Children Weather the Storm

Lauren Dillard | Posted 02.01.2016 | Parents
Lauren Dillard

Originally appeared on As a family we have faced scary health concerns and all of the accompanying life upheaval. Naturally, parent...

Hillary Could Win With Humility and Empathy

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics
Douglas Kmiec

The final basis for allowing humility and empathy to reshape the Clinton campaign is that it will preclude her opponents, who have not exhibited the strength of personal character to enlighten us of their own failings, to not let Mrs. Clinton's miscues be just another excuse to hold women back.

How a Miscarriage Opened My Heart to Hope, Vulnerability, Empathy and Love

Smita Malhotra, M.D. | Posted 01.27.2016 | Parents
Smita Malhotra, M.D.

When I let down my wall, and opened my heart to those I cared about, my connections deepened, my bonds strengthened. The loss of the hope that was growing inside of me, gave birth to more meaningful relationships with the people close to me.

Why Kindness Heals

James R. Doty, M.D. | Posted 01.26.2016 | Healthy Living
James R. Doty, M.D.

Hopefully sharing this new science of kindness helps all of us -- physicians and patients alike -- to see in new ways how and why kindness heals and even more importantly how being kind results in one living a longer -- and happier -- life.

Survival Skills for Empathetic People

Daphne C Spyropoulos | Posted 01.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Daphne C Spyropoulos

I grew up in a household where understanding others and forgiving them for the humane flaws of their characters was the ultimate guideline. Or at leas...

It's Okay If You Don't Love College

Rachel Drucker | Posted 01.26.2016 | College
Rachel Drucker

Let's stop pretending that college is ever a four year walk in the park. I'm not suggesting that all of you have to be as dissatisfied with your college as I am, but I think we could all benefit from a bit more honesty about the ups and downs of every college experience.

The One Trait Successful Managers Have In Common

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 01.22.2016 | Business

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Should You Invest in Empathetic Consumers?

Markus Giesler | Posted 01.22.2016 | Business
Markus Giesler

Creating a customer experience that is truly greater than the sum of its parts isn't always about promoting absolute value. More often than not, it's ...

Dear Sensitive Soul, You Are Love

Tree Franklyn | Posted 01.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tree Franklyn

Dear Sensitive Soul, You know who you are. You feel everything so deeply it aches. When you were 10, your dad yelled at you for being too sensitive...

Slip Into Someone Else's Shoes

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 01.20.2016 | Impact
Lianne Mandelbaum

I truly believe if we could each step into someone else's shoes, if only but for a moment, we would all act with greater empathy and the world would be a safer and better place for all of our children.

The Values Revolution: Embedding Empathy in the New Economy

Ai-jen Poo | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business
Ai-jen Poo

We have an opportunity right now to make sure the digital revolution is supported by a long-overdue revolution in values -- one that embeds empathy and equity more centrally in how we imagine progress and success.

What Makes a Leader: Aggression or Humility?

Homaira Kabir | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics
Homaira Kabir

Our exterior portrayal of calm and control is at the mercy of a neocortex that functions as a lighthouse, forever scanning the environment for safety. In the uncertain times we live in, from economic instability to the threat of terrorism and the uncertain fate of our planet, the signals we receive instigate our fears once too often.

Want True Equality? Make Everyone Powerful

William Drayton | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
William Drayton

How many schools, education reformers, and parents know that they are failing unless their young people are practicing being changemakers?

How To Tell If A Friend Is Empathetic Or Secretly Selfish

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 01.18.2016 | OWN

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Obama Says "Being a Teenager is Tough"

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.12.2016 | Teen
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Speaking of poverty and gun violence, Obama reflected on the plight of teenagers today in his talk with Andersen Cooper January 7th. He discussed not...

How To Give The Gift Of Empathy

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 01.11.2016 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

We traveled this year for the holiday. Not to see family, but to be family. It was inspired by friends of ours that were doing the same thing, and the fact that this will likely be the last time our son has several weeks off at the holiday, at least for the near future.

Bring Out Their Better Side So They Support Yours

Kare Anderson | Posted 01.22.2016 | Good News
Kare Anderson

Rather than making yourself the victim or the hero in the stories you tell, describe a daunting time of loss, crisis, or criticism or where you made a mistake or acted badly, yet you were eventually able to learn from it.

The Invisible Face of Loneliness

Jenny Florence | Posted 01.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Jenny Florence

Loneliness tends to arrive unexpectedly, we don't begin our lives expecting to feel this way, and it can affect any of us, at any time in our lives.

Goal Setting for Empaths

Isabel Hundt | Posted 01.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Isabel Hundt

It is January 2016. A new year with new opportunities. Everyone is talking about resolutions and goal setting. Even more offer some kind of program ...

History's Ugly Face: I've Heard This Tune Before...

Andrea Vera | Posted 01.05.2016 | Politics
Andrea Vera

Scrolling through my newsfeed leaves me sad and disappointed at people I otherwise thought were "good" people. I never liked the saying that 'history repeats itself' but I am constantly reminded that it's true.

Feeling the Love: How a Surprisingly Simple Lesson From 2015 Might Change the Way We Do Business

Erica Keswin | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business
Erica Keswin

The CEOs and companies that stand out in 2015 are the ones who paid attention to this shift, and took concrete steps to right their ships, bringing back real-time, face-to-face conversation and connection.

First Resolution of 2016: Let's Build More Empathy

Mark Horoszowski | Posted 01.13.2016 | Impact
Mark Horoszowski

This post was originally published on the blog In late 2015, I was shocked to learn that empathy was actually decreasing. This is...

Top 10 Difficult New Year's Resolutions for Divorced Parents

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.30.2015 | Divorce
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Divorced parents new to the ambiance of divorce situations would do well to learn from the mistakes of others. Those who feel they have made mistakes needn't unnecessarily blame themselves when there's so much to do to remedy situations in the new year.

The Magic of Hollywood Is Identifying -- And Identifying With -- The Right Hero

Samuel C. Spitale | Posted 12.29.2015 | Politics
Samuel C. Spitale

Our cultural biases often make it difficult to see the prevailing side of an argument, especially when it's political in nature. Most of us inherit our politics from parents, peers, and social structures. When disagreement ensues, we tend to dig in our heels instead of trying to see the other person's point of view.