On Empathy and Compassion

Articles- News, Research, Interviews, Blogs:

The Envelope Please: How to Accept College Hits and Misses by Amy Alamar

Making SEL the DNA of a School, Greater Good Science Center, Berkeley

How to Stay Empathetic Without Suffering So Much by Amy L. Eva, May 4, 2017


Stuff That Sucks: A Teen’s Guide to Accepting What You Can’t Change and Committing to What You Can (2017) by Ben Sedley. A short, easy read for parents, teens and anyone who sometimes struggles with being human.



Brene Brown on Empathy (Feeling With People) Animation (2:53)

Empathy Can Change the World (Students in their own words) (2:23)

Happify-Compassion Where Does Compassion Really Come From? A Must-See Animation (2:44 minutes)

Audio to listen to

Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant’s new book, Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy (2017) ‘Just Show Up’: Sheryl Sandberg On How To Help Someone Who’s Grieving (NPR, April 25, 2017, interview).