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Roots of Empathy

Stop Bullying With Empathy

Mary Gordon | Posted 02.17.2014 | Impact
Mary Gordon

Developing empathy allows us to identify our shared humanity. Roots of Empathy was born to draw the curtain on cruelty and build a bridge which connects us to one another, to our shared feelings.

Why Altruism Baffles Men

Frans de Waal | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Frans de Waal

Oren Harman's The Price of Altruism (Norton, 2010) is about the "puzzle," "riddle," or "mystery" of altruism. In reviewing it for the NYT, it struck m...

How to Express Sympathy

Jeanne Dennis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeanne Dennis

I recently asked Lisa Riggin, a senior writer for Hallmark, to answer some questions about her work and discuss that human connection we strive to make in trying times.

'Empathic Civilization': Building A New World One Child At A Time

Mary Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mary Gordon

Do we see children just as future breadwinners who will support us in our old age? Or do we see them as people who will lead us to a higher moral level of civilization?

I Have Seen My Shadow, and It's Human!

Frans de Waal | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Frans de Waal

I am no Punxsutawney Phil, but I did see my shadow today and, I hate to tell you, it is human! We, animals, are often said to be like humans in our bodies, but very unlike them in our minds -- is that so?

What The World Needs Now...

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

"Is love, sweet love..." is how the 1965 Hal David/Burt Bacharach song put it. It's an idea that is coming around again. As a quick glance at today's...