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Watch the following videos.

Do you notice empathy? What is is that you notice that lets you know it is happening?

Purl | Pixar (8.43 minutes) 

Purl, directed by Kristen Lester and produced by Gillian Libbert-Duncan, features an earnest ball of yarn named Purl who gets a job in a fast-paced, high energy, bro-tastic start-up. Yarny hijinks ensue as she tries to fit in, but how far is she willing to go to get the acceptance she yearns for, and in the end, is it worth it?

Kindness Boomerang “One Day” | Life Vest Inside (5 minutes) 

Watch as the camera tracks an act of kindness as it’s passed from one individual to the next and manages to boomerang back to the person who set it into motion.

What is empathy? 

READ this article. 

Increase Empathy in the Six Seconds Model of EQ | Six Seconds (4 minutes) 

By actively practicing empathy, people are empowered to deepen their relationships with others. Empathy is the ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and understand how they feel. It’s a remarkable ability — and opportunity — to form an emotional connection that fuels insight, trust, and helps us solve problems together.

WATCH this video (also embedded in the article above). 

Definition of Increase Empathy | Dr. Susan Stillman (3.21 minutes)

In this brief interview, Susan explains that we often think of empathy as “walking in others’ shoes,” but it’s much more — it’s a process of connecting.  It’s not just one-way, empathy means valuing and understanding… people… animals… even the whole planet.