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Empathy

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.

How To Be An Empathetic Parent Even When It Feels Hard

Andrea Nair | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Andrea Nair

Being more empathetic is one of my parenting and personal goals this year, so I started digging more deeply into this concept to understand how to put empathy into action.

The Difference Between 'I'm Sorry' and 'I've Been There'

Scott Stabile | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Scott Stabile

If you can relate to someone going through a difficult time, try to find the strength to let them know. Allow yourself to be vulnerable enough to revisit your own pain and to share it, in words or in energy. Let them know that you are there for them, and that you can empathize with what they're experiencing.

An Empathic Musical Orchestra -- A String of New Relationships

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 07.19.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

Claudia is a music therapist who works with children with disabilities. She guides them in the knowledge of musical instruments by teaching them to play together in an orchestra, creating a perfect harmony of sounds and putting together a marvelous sequence of chords.

A Different Perspective Needed on Middle East Conflict

Jason Najum | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Jason Najum

Year after year, decade after decade, the same problems arise and the same defensive postures are immediately taken. It's as if neither party actually cares about solving the issue at hand, only that the other side is wrong.

Shaping an Empathic Tomorrow

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 07.13.2014 | Parents
Devishobha Ramanan

It was a usual evening. After finishing with the homework, I was ushering the kids out the door for their playtime when I suddenly felt a sharp, debilitating pain in my abdomen. I staggered to the couch and slumped into it.

The Caine Prize and the Rise of the African Short Story

Diriye Osman | Posted 07.08.2014 | Books
Diriye Osman

The Caine Prize creates a vital exposure for readers not only to a generation of African writers on the rise but also to a literary form that possesses a powerful artisan quality.

There's Always Time for Empathy, Governor Christie

Suzy Hayman DeYoung | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Suzy Hayman DeYoung

A grieving parent makes a respectful effort to initiate such change, or at least to establish a healthy dialogue, and they are reproached by a prominent politician for their "grandstanding."

The Art of Empathy: Joel-Peter Witkin and Jerome Witkin

Lita Barrie | Posted 07.08.2014 | Arts
Lita Barrie

The first joint exhibition of two of America's most respected living artists, Joel-Peter Witkin and Jerome Witkin at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts raises intriguing questions about the similarities between these remarkable twins.

What Neil deGrasse Tyson Can Teach You About Mental Health

Nick Holt, MSW, ASW | Posted 07.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Nick Holt, MSW, ASW

By better examining our thinking through a more scientific process and softening our internal and external response to failure, we are better able to continue our journeys in personal growth in order to advance ourselves, those around us and, hopefully and ideally, mankind.

ReThink Review: 'Life Itself' -- On Roger Ebert And Why I Review Movies

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.04.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

I'm not a movie expert or someone trying to be what I think a critic is supposed to be, but simply a guy who loves movies and loves writing about them.

The 'Secret' To Getting Donors To Give More Charity

Forbes | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact

Two weeks ago, the annual Giving USA report showed that American philanthropy continues to climb out of the trough of the Great Recession, one of the ...

Is Compassion Children's Most Admirable Quality?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 06.30.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

We are assured by experts that compassion is hardwired into all human beings because such qualities help us to become functioning members of society. But, if you're like me, you would swear that children are born without an ounce of compassion in them.

5 Ways to Live a Happier Life as an Empath

Rosa Medina-Fassett | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Rosa Medina-Fassett

You are tired, drained, and very emotional these days. You find yourself crying when returning from the grocery store for no valid reason and wanting ...

Rabbis Have Feelings Too

Rabbi Ilana Garber | Posted 06.27.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Ilana Garber

There has been so much pain for rabbis in the past few months, and I have to wonder if this pressure, fatigue, and pain is getting to everyone. Perhaps we need to learn better self-care.

Lindsay Holmes

8 Ways To Tell If You're A Truly Compassionate Person

HuffingtonPost.com | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living

With so many self-help tools and research aimed at helping us be more joyful, it's pretty obvious that the pursuit of happiness is in vogue -- but wha...

What Happened to Empathy?

Kimberly Inskeep | Posted 06.26.2014 | Women
Kimberly Inskeep

Connectedness and relationships take time and energy -- and physical presence. There are no short cuts. We must elect to be more intentional in this area of our lives. We must remove the divides.

7 Ways to Redefine Happiness and Raise Caring Kids

Katie Hurley | Posted 06.25.2014 | Parents
Katie Hurley

Happiness isn't something students achieve through test scores, winning season and college acceptance letters. If we redefine happiness for our children and teach them that positive actions increase positive emotions, we send a message that prosocial behavior is important.

Cyberbullying: We're Focusing on the Wrong Part of the Word

Megan Egbert | Posted 06.25.2014 | Parents
Megan Egbert

Instead of filtering content that our children can access, let's start filtering our own words, decisions and actions in their presence.

My Mother's Creed Was 'Create Beauty, Give Love, Find Peace'

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 06.24.2014 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

(Right) Mom and Dad (Edith and Francis Schaeffer) in L'Abri 1972 "The very fabric of the universe is unknowable and stranger than we can imagine and ...

Are Women Too Empathetic to Be Engineers?

Vicki May | Posted 06.24.2014 | College
Vicki May

Engineers need to solve complicated technical problems and develop complex systems. Systemizing and logic seem like the main qualities we need in engineers. Won't empathy just get in the way of objectivity?

10 Truths for My Infant Twins

Betsy Boyd | Posted 06.23.2014 | Parents
Betsy Boyd

At this point in my life, I've cultivated decent emotional intelligence to make up for the lack of calculus, but I tend to be forgetful. So here are 10 simple but super helpful things I've learned (frequently, the hard way) that I'd like to remember to tell you over the years to come.

Why We Need To Reassess Our Notion Of Charity

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 06.23.2014 | World

It is one of the seven virtues of Christianity. It used to have a central place in Roman ethics and Judaism as well. Today, we remain deeply impressed...

Lessons from Thrive, on Passion and Commitment

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 06.19.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

So if we stay calm and focus on our passions, they will transform in what we truly want to be and do, because we are human beings willing to make a meaningful difference in the world, at least for the amount of time we are on earth.

Empathy Depletion: An Environmental Hazard

Harold A. McDougall | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green
Harold A. McDougall

It seems more and more clear that sustainable development requires that we look closely not only at how we treat the environment hut at how we treat each other.