Empathy can help us know ourselves and our feelings. It can help us lead, communicate, support and connect with others. In a time where we are trying to find our pace in a new normal, there are simple ways to show compassion and empathy to those you love, and especially those you don’t know at all.
Here are four ways3 to practice empathy in your life everyday:
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 Manoylov, M. K., & Bash, A. R. (2020, December 28). 5 tips to be more empathetic in your relationships and daily life. Insider. Retrieved April 22, 2022, from www.insider.com/how-to-be-empathetic#:~:text=To%20be%20more%20empathetic%2C%20try,each%20other%2C%22%20Krishnan%20says.
 N.a. (N.d). Empathy: A skill you can learn. Retrieved on April 22, 2022 from www.mentalhealthweek.ca/empathy-a-skill-you-can-learn/