16 July 2010

Vitamin E is for Empathy

Anyone who has experienced a certain amount of loss in their life has empathy for those who have experienced loss.” ~ Anderson Cooper

I think it is unfortunate that we were never taught empathy in school. We must wait until we enter the school of adversity and grief before we learn about being empathetic to another.

Whereas sympathy means to care and offer support; empathy goes deeper. It means really feeing the emotions of the other; literally feeling what it is like to walk in their shoes.

Just for today, feel for another and be empathetic!
Coach Carolyn

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