empathy

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What Teaching Taught Me About Empathy

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

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.

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

How To Talk To Your Child About Privilege

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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Yay, honoring human complexity!

6 Reasons To Embrace Being Unlikable

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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I’m An Exhausted Empath!

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

Validating A Child Doesn't Mean Coddling Them

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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This is a story of surviving natural disasters.

Surviving Natural Disasters: An Empathetic Response To Victims

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

The Science Behind Empathy And Being An Empath

Five scientific studies on the phenomenon of how empathy works.

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