Empathy or Sympathy?

Contributed by Jody McVittie, MD Last week I wrote about empathy and the practice of seeing the world through “their eyes” without judgment. That is the first part of empathy. The second part is being able to “get” the other person’s feelings and communicate to that...

Growing Empathy

Contributed by Jody McVittie, MD Empathy is a word that gets used a lot these days. What IS it really? I like Brené Brown’s (of TED talk fame) definition: “the skill or ability to tap into our own experiences in order to connect with an experience someone is relating...