Empathy has no script.

“Empathy has no script. There is no right way or wrong way to do it. It’s simply listening, holding space, withholding judgment, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message of ‘You’re not alone.’” -BRENÉ BROWN

Everyone should read “Alias of the Heart.” Brene Brown’s newest book. She redefines the words of the English language….words likes Empathy and the difference between empathy, sympathy, and pity. She covers human emotions, explaining their meaning and explores the psychology behind our feelings and how they make up our lives and change our behaviors, and how to build meaningful connections by learning how to deal with them. She re-educates us by refocusing on 87 definitions (emotional words) by giving them a fresh perspective. Her approach is like dusty off something we have used our entire lives and we see it for the first time with a renewed understanding.

For a feel-good look at empathy in action, check out this great article from Upworthy.