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Are you quick to blame? Author and motivational speaker Brené Brown dives into the tendency to blame, why it’s so satisfying, and also why it blocks accountability and empathy. A great video to look at a particular nuance – or challenge- to increasing empathy.
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Studies say 4 minutes of uninterrupted eye contact increases intimacy. Soul Pancakes tests this theory with complete strangers and couples who have been together for decades. A cool video to look at increasing empathy and connection.
Solomon’s Paradox is people’s tendency to reason more wisely about other people’s problems than their own. This worksheet is designed to help you overcome that tendency and look at a problem you’re facing with a fresh perspective. To read more about Solomon’s Paradox and the research behind it, check out this article: https://www.6seconds.org/2018/07/18/solomons-paradox-reserve-wisdom-others-unleash-wisdom-within/
People ages 0 to 100 answer this question in a video from Soul Pancake. Most of the answers are related to connection and purpose, and the fear of missing out on one of those. Interesting that it is heavy on Give Yourself. What’s your greatest fear?
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Check out this amazing poster and infographic, 6 Tips for a Purpose Driven Life. Print it out and hang it where you can see so you can be reminded throughout the day about your bigger purpose.
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How do we nourish our own empathy as parents, and help our kids do the same? Ilaria Boffa sat down with Josh Freedman to discuss the pressure and expectations that we put on ourselves as parents – and the essential role that empathy plays to reduce our own anxiety.
This video from Soul Pancake looks at what is known as the bystander effect – the diffusion of responsibility that seems to discourage empathy in groups. A fascinating look at a phenomena with big implications for Increasing Empathy.