#empathy

News | Health & Wellbeing

To Be More Empathetic, Pay Attention to Your Own Body

A new study found that people who focused on their heartbeats were better at understanding what those around them were feeling.

News | Animal Links

Your Dog Can ‘Catch’ Your Feelings

A new study looks at emotional contagion between dogs and humans.

Science & Technology | Virtual Reality

Can Virtual Reality Teach Empathy?

In November 2015, middle school students from Westchester County, New York, found themselves on a windswept field in South Sudan mingling with a crowd ...

Science & Technology | Psychology & Psychological Research

5 Tips for Interacting With a Narcissist

When you know you'll be around a narcissist, or observing one in action, use these strategies to take care of yourself—and grow during the process.

Science & Technology | Psychology & Psychological Research

How living with an open heart and empathy creates hope

When I read James Doty’s New York Times bestseller, Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain, I was thoroughly enchanted. His story inspired me to believe that my future could be brighter than I can currently

Science & Technology | Psychology & Psychological Research

Empathy by the Book: How Fiction Affects Behavior

The mental calisthenics required to live inside a fictional character’s skin foster empathy for the people you meet day-to-day. And, surprisingly, not all types of reading have the same effect.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

A Meditation on Lovingkindness

It's important that we learn to evoke a lovingkindness and friendliness towards ourselves and others. This meditation works to plant the seeds of...

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Empathetic Listening - How to Listen So Your Kids Will Too - Hey Sigmund

Empathetic listening will deepen the connection with your child, open them up to your guidance, and grow their emotional intelligence.

Advice & Self-Help | Psychology & Relationships

Emotional Exhaustion: Is Empathy a Choice?

Life offers endless opportunities to test your empathy—the ability to feel for and with others—sometimes to its breaking point.

News | Interesting Links

Horses can recognise human emotion, new study shows

Psychologists have shown for the first time that horses are able to distinguish between positive and negative human facial expressions

News | Interesting Links

Musical Preferences Can Indicate Cognitive Style

Interesting new research suggests a person’s thinking style is a predictor of their taste in music. Psychologists from the University of Cambridge discovered

Advice & Self-Help | Relationships

Washington Valedictorian's Secret Instagram Reveals Tear-Jerking Thoughts on Classmates - ABC News

Konner Sauve, 18, said he gave his classmates a real shock at the end of his graduation speech.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Compassion Curriculum

Advice & Self-Help | Empowering Tools for Growth

5 Ways to Cultivate Empathy for Others

Did you know that empathetic people have more satisfying relationships and perform better at work? Here are 5 tips for increasing your own levels of empathy.

News | Interesting Links

13 Awesome Characteristics of Highly Sensitive People.

By Tanya Markul

Advice & Self-Help | Empowering Tools for Growth

How to Stop Absorbing Other People’s Emotions | Earth. We are one.

Emotions such as fear, anger, frustration, and immobility are energies. And you can potentially ‘catch’ these energies from people without realizing it. If you tend to be an emotional sponge, it’s vital to know how to avoid taking on an individual��

News | Good News!

Teen's Balloon Letter To Late Father Gets Beautiful Reply From Strangers 400 Miles Away

This teen asked for a sign from her late father. And that's exactly what she got from a group of compassionate strangers. Ashlynn Marracino's father spent the first decade of his daughter's life in prison and became close with her after his releas...