Empathy Fuels Connection

Brene Brown presents us with a REALLY useful cartoon that spells out empathy and how it is different from sympathy. She identifies four aspects of empathy:

  1. Take the perspective of the other.
  2. Stay out of judgement.
  3. Recognize emotion in the other and communicate it.
  4. Feel WITH people.

We agree whole-heartedly! When we can offer this way of being with the significant people in our lives we give them a great gift of safe connection, allowing them to be more themselves.