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Empathy

7 Habits Of Considerate People

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living

"Being considerate of others will take you and your children further in life than any college or professional degree." - Marian Wright Edelman Edel...

"Too Strong for Our Support" -- How Does That Logic Work?

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

Imagine you're a foundation program officer funding in the area of youth development and education. You're approached for renewal support by a nonprof...

Born to Be Mild

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Ann Kennedy

I am a firm believer in the concept that no one "gets there" alone. I know that I have had a lot of help along the way, and I strive to help others as they go through life too. I know what it's like to be alone, to struggle and to be the victim of an injustice or cruel act.

Schooled in the Jungle Room (My Life and Death Struggle in Memphis)

Peter Himmelman | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Peter Himmelman

May 1987. Memphis, Tennessee. I'm standing outside the gates of Graceland Mansion with my friend Wess. I tell him I think this whole Elvis thing i...

To Err Is Human: To Apologize Is Humane

Craig Dowden | Posted 08.22.2014 | Business
Craig Dowden

When we are responsible for hurting someone, we often get angry at the person we harmed, avoid the situation, or try to rationalize our behavior rather than apologizing for it.

In Ferguson, the Most Important Color Might Be Green

Mechele Dickerson | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Mechele Dickerson

As is true in Ferguson and other communities in the U.S., a gulf now exists between the rich and the poor, and between blacks and whites. This gulf is making it harder to empathize with people we don't know, and with people who are different from us.

The Land of Empathy and Wonder

Kristi Rieger Campbell | Posted 08.21.2014 | Parents
Kristi Rieger Campbell

The only thing important in my imagined land is a person's heart. And his empathy. And his ability to find wonder.

The Secret to Building Empathy in College Students

Tim Elmore | Posted 08.20.2014 | Education
Tim Elmore

Storytelling, to a degree, can provide instruction closer to a real-life experience than a didactic lecture full of statistics. Here are some simple suggestions on how to capitalize on storytelling as you teach or lead students.

Empathy in Clinical Health Care

Ilyana Romanovsky | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Ilyana Romanovsky

We believe that in many cases, medical training not only does not select for or cultivate such personality traits, but actively selects and develops barriers against them.

Walking in Your Shoes

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Photo: I.Rimanoczy Some time ago I was coaching a woman (whom I will call Lindsay) who was struggling with a difficult situation with a colleague, B...

Enriching Our Lives With Empathy

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 08.16.2014 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

Empathy is the experience of understanding another person's condition from their perspective. You place yourself in their shoes and feel what they are feeling.

Through a Screen: How We Knew Robin Williams

Mac Grambauer | Posted 08.15.2014 | Women
Mac Grambauer

I know that the beauty Robin Williams brought to the world through his humor, kindness, and generosity inspires many of us to do the same. I am grateful we had him in our lives, even if it was only through a screen.

Without Anger There Is Only Sadness: Reflections On The Killing Of Mike Brown

Farai Chideya | Posted 08.14.2014 | Black Voices
Farai Chideya

If we are going to transform this society, we have to have a belief that it is transformable. That does not mean we know the time-clock or how much our actions will help in the short term. But it does mean we are committed.

Back to School: Inspiring a Caring School Year When Study Reveals Kindness Is Taking a Backseat

Sue Scheff | Posted 08.13.2014 | Parents
Sue Scheff

It was revealed parents need to step up to the plate when it came to implementing concern for others. It seemed that many kids believe their parent's actions tell them they are more concerned about their achievement rather than kindness to others.

Pain, Pain, the Insistence of Pain

Samyukta Mullangi | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Samyukta Mullangi

I sometimes wonder whether pain carries a sense of nobility or just plain degradation. Whether it brings about clarity through an expansion of experience, or diminishes by blotting out everything inessential. Artists seem conflicted on this point.

How to Teach Your Children Compassion

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Words have a powerful influence on children. What we say and the words we use impact their thinking, emotions and behavior. Early in children's lives,...

The Girl in SOHO

Hans Hickler | Posted 08.04.2014 | Arts
Hans Hickler

I was walking down Broadway off of Houston Street and stopped into one of those deli grocery marts for a bottle of water. It was a tiny store, with two small aisles; every square inch utilized to the brim. It sold everything from breakfast sandwiches and bagels, to souvenir lighters and key chains.

Cultivating Empathy in Hungary

John Feffer | Posted 08.04.2014 | World
John Feffer

"There is a lot of mistrust here," Julieta Nagy Navarro told me. "And that's a response to a particular attitude: I must grab whatever I can for myself."

Problems Connecting with Your Teen? Try These Three Magic Words

Renee Jain | Posted 08.01.2014 | Parents
Renee Jain

Your children want to connect with you. They want to show you who they really are. They want to know that you understand what they're going through. Start your dialog with empathy so you can truly help them navigate emotional challenges.

5 Tips to Teach Your Kids to Fight Fair

Marilynn Halas | Posted 08.01.2014 | Parents
Marilynn Halas

In the real world people disagree, get frustrated and even fight. Conflict is a normal and natural part of every meaningful life. So why are so many of us afraid of confrontation? Maybe it's because we never learned healthy ways to have Constructive Conflict.

The Doctor Who Remembers, or Doesn't

Samyukta Mullangi | Posted 07.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Samyukta Mullangi

The idea that every doctor I see, no matter how frequently, would need to memorize my name, face, and life history in order to qualify as an excellent, caring physician feels like a distorted sentimentality, an invented fiction.

The Conspiracy of Empathy: Why Some Organizations Thrive When Others Don't

Jayson Boyers | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business
Jayson Boyers

It is inevitable that every company, industry and even government will meet a crisis at some stage in their life cycle. For those organizations that succeed, is there a common thread for thriving beyond the crisis?

Spiritual Empathy

Avram Mlotek | Posted 07.28.2014 | Religion
Avram Mlotek

My entering the room of a dying 30-, 60- or 80-year-old to offer prayer exists amid the backdrop of torrential violence and global conflict.

Tend and Befriend

Donna Henes | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
Donna Henes

"Men walk, women talk." The veracity of this the popular saying was proven in a landmark study conducted by two women scientists at UCLA.

Can We Change the Course of Cancer By Treating Our Patients With Love?

Rose Kumar, M.D. | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Rose Kumar, M.D.

Medicine is at a crossroads, a gateway, where it needs to transform into a system that offers more love, and hope, and where exploration and education are honored as core values.