Tag: Brene Brown empathy versus sympathy

  • Confusion of three sympathy, empathy and compassion

    Confusion of three sympathy, empathy and compassion

    We send sympathy cards. There is a whole selection for life situations where it is appropriate and expected to show sympathy. In the West, we have been culturally programmed for displays of sympathy. We get close to the fire of emotion from another, but shy away just in time as to not get burned. We…

  • Safe harbours & places of refuge when life gets stormy

    Safe harbours & places of refuge when life gets stormy

    If you have followed any of my social channels over the past few years, it might seem as if I project a positive, upbeat attitude. Let me be clear, that is not always how I feel. I try not to be guilty of making my life look better than it is. But, I don’t see…