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3 11, 2017

Listening Leads to Empathy

By | 2017-10-27T11:34:50+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|News articles|0 Comments

Have you ever sat back with your eyes closed and listened to music or someone speaking? Why did you do it? Probably, to appreciate more fully and deeply what you were hearing. By shutting down one of our senses, we allow ourselves to hone in more deeply to the music or conversation. Well, you are [...]

27 10, 2017

Three Conversations

By | 2017-10-11T13:33:19+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Conflict resolution|0 Comments

As part of a book club, I just finished reading Difficult Conversations [How To Discuss What Matters Most] by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton and Sheila Heen (Second edition, Penguin Books, New York, 2010). While its advice is geared towards the layman, as an experienced neutral, I found some interesting nuggets within its chapters. By “difficult [...]

6 01, 2017

A Resolution for the New Year

By | 2017-05-13T07:41:11+00:00 January 6th, 2017|News articles|0 Comments

About a week before Christmas, LiveScience published an article reviewing two studies suggesting “… that our brains prompt us to act more like Santa than Scrooge. (Id. at Your Giving Brain: Are Humans Hardwired for Generosity? by Mindy Weinberger (December 19, 2016.).) Based on two different research experiments, the researchers concluded that “… human behavior [...]

7 08, 2015

EMPATHY- PART 2

By | 2017-05-13T07:45:00+00:00 August 7th, 2015|Research|0 Comments

Last week, I wrote about empathy – its definition and what researchers have found about why we may be more empathetic in certain situations and/or given our personalities. The blog concluded with the notion that empathy can be learned; it is our choice whether we wish to be more empathetic. The question I did not [...]

31 07, 2015

EMPATHY- Part 1

By | 2017-05-13T07:45:05+00:00 July 31st, 2015|News articles|0 Comments

Empathy- it is an interesting word. Although containing only 7 letters, it is packed full of meaning. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “empathy” as “the feeling that you understand and share another person's experiences and emotions: the ability to share someone else's feelings.” Or, more explicitly: “the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, [...]