empathy

What Teaching Taught Me About Empathy

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And then I did what some people might consider unprofessional: I opened up to them as well. I struggle with a variety of mental health conditions.

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9 Things To Do When Your Partner’s In A REALLY Bad Mood

The only thing worse than being in a bad mood, is dealing with someone else’s bad mood.

The only thing worse than being in a bad mood, is dealing with someone else’s bad mood.

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How To Talk To Your Child About Privilege

Learning about privilege requires three key aspects: openness, humility, and self-awareness. (Image: Annie Pratt for Unsplash)

Privilege is a complex term to grasp, even for adults. The earlier we teach it to our younger generations, the easier it becomes to understand.

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6 Reasons To Embrace Being Unlikable

Yay, honoring human complexity!

I didn’t realize I was a polarizing person until my late 20s. I was raised in a tradition where being liked was extremely important — pivotal, even.

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What’s Not Said: I’m An Exhausted Empath

I’m An Exhausted Empath!

If you’re an empath, you probably easily absorb the emotions of others and need time alone to decompress. If you're like me you're one exhausted empath!

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Validating A Child Doesn't Mean Coddling Them

Many believe that validating a child’s feelings, always, leads to whiny, clingy, entitled children. That just isn’t the case.

Validating a child isn't telling them what's worth or not worth crying over. We don't get to judge our kids for having a different perspective.

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Surviving Natural Disasters: An Empathetic Response To Victims

This is a story of surviving natural disasters.

We saw Hurricane Ike coming for days before it made landfall. It was just two short years post-hurricane Katrina, and all of south Texas and Louisiana were still reeling from her trauma. My husband and I began deliberating if we should stay or go. This is my story of surviving natural disasters.

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The Science Behind Empathy And Being An Empath

I feel passionately that empathy is the medicine the world needs right now.

Five scientific studies on the phenomenon of how empathy works.

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Becoming Bride: Don't Bring Your Crying Kids To My Wedding

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The quickest way to reveal yourself as a douchenozzle — not to mention unoriginal — is to remind someone who’s about to get married that most marriages end in divorce. The second-quickest way to offend is tell us what our wedding has to be like or whom we need to invite.

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The Power Of Nostalgia: Let The Good Memories Roll

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Nostalgia is actually considered a valuable copoing mechanism for depression, anxiety, and especially grief. Plus, not only does it counteract anxious feelings, it can actually make you more hopeful about the future. No wonder a higher occurrence of nostalgic feelings are found in the most resilient people.

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