Empathy x Sympathy

Ok, so I've been very absent. It was the whole end-of-the-year-new-year-vacations that left me so behind in updating the blog. But 2014 is here and we are back with tons of juicy love topics to address.

I know I've talked about Dr. Brené Brown's talk on vulnerability before but this clever animation from RSA shorts is so sweet, I think it's a great way to start the year. This animation is created based on part of her talk on Vulnerability at RSA and is worth watching even if you've seen her TED Talk before

She breaks down empathy as:

_taking someone else's perspective
_staying out of judgement
_recognizing emotion in another person and communicating it to her.

Rarely can a response make something better.
What makes something better is connection.
— Brené Brown

Here is her vulnerability talk at RSA ;-)