Lindsay White
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What is the difference between empathy and sympathy, and why’s it even important?

During this global pandemic, as our lives, family, workplaces and communities continue to shift and change, it causes increasing stress.  As our resilience is tested, being empathic, to ourselves and others, is more important than ever.

The ability to call on our own emotional strength, be vulnerable, share perspectives, and stay out of judgement,  is what helps us connect and move forward together.

Click here to watch the amazing animated video from one of personal favourites, Dr. Brené Brown.  This charming little cartoon is a beautiful description of the difference between empathy and sympathy.  I know that it will help you tap into your own deep well of empathy and use it to support others.