Planning is important, but so is being flexible. Don’t judge yourself as incomplete if you can’t complete a fixed list of experiences. Allow for the unexpected.
Empathy is an emotional process that can lead us to respond, but do not confuse the two. Empathy is the pathway, not the action.
Are we banning books that help us experience challenging situations and share feelings of those different from us? If so, we risk closing ourselves off to empathy.
How can we honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the anniversary of his birth? By following his example and engaging empathically with others, no matter who they are.
As we begin the new year, make the resolution to see the world through the eyes of others without making it about you.
Does it feel like helping others leaves you out? Actually, when we do for others, we often benefit in larger ways that help us all.
Metaverse promises compelling ways to portray our homes, workplaces, even our looks remotely. However, more elaborate screen time is not the answer to building human connections.
When we fear others because they are not like us, it taps into our built-in fear of the unknown. Empathy can help us learn about others and lose that fear.
Can social empathy make a difference? Yes, and we saw that in action over the last couple of weeks.
Self-exploration and introspection are valuable for our well-being, but they are not a form of empathy. Empathy involves stepping outside ourselves to better understand others.