Why is empathy important?

Putting ourselves into other people’s shoes and walking around for a while is a positive way to make connections and to help develop and encourage compassion in our lives. But as well as supporting our connection to other people around us, why is empathy also important for ourselves?

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Are you being sold happiness?

What makes us happy? What do we need to be happy? Is happiness something we can buy? Even if we know it isn’t, we are still being encouraged to see it that way, and corporations across the world are actively trying to sell us happiness. But what does this mean?

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Is a hug as good as a drug?

How well do you listen and how much are you heard? Did you know that listening and being heard and cared by someone you don’t really know can act as a stimulant for natural healing?  So just much power can empathy have on our bodies?

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Should energy drinks be banned?

According to recent government research, two-thirds of children aged 10 to 17 and a quarter of 6-9 year-olds consume energy drinks - drinks which contain 60% more calories and 65% more sugar than normal soft drinks...and that's not mentioning the caffeine. So should they be banned?

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