Written By: Sara Jensen
Empathy! What comes to mind when you hear that word? Wikipedia defines it as this: Empathy is the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within their frame of reference, that is, the capacity to place oneself in another's position.
Can you imagine what the world would be like if we were able to put ourselves in the shoes of another a little more often? More understanding, less conflict, how great would that be!?! Please stop here and take a few minutes to watch the video below. I was first introduced to it during my wellness coaching certification and it touches me deeply every time I watch it. We all have our battles, but with a little more empathy, a little more kindness, a little more understanding, we can truly make our world a very pleasant place to be. Life poses many challenges, but you might just be the person to lighten the load of another.