Focusing on others is important for them, but it is also good for us.
This time of year, staying healthy gets a lot of our attention – we get flu shots, cold medicines go flying off the shelves, and hand-sanitizers are ever-present. We all know that staying healthy is important. So here is another health tip: empathy is good for your health. How can this be? Isn’t empathy about focusing on the other person – how someone else is feeling, what they might be thinking, what it is like to be in the other person’s place? If empathy is about the other person, how does practicing empathy help me?
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