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002: Compassion & Empathy
15th February 2017 • Everyday Mindfulness Show • Holly Duckworth
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Host, Mike Domitrz is joined by CAST members Darren Tipton, Cathy Cassani Adams and Jessica Pettitt, to discuss the multiple aspects of compassion and empathy. Mike starts the conversation off with a snippet of President Obama’s farewell speech and the group shares their reactions. The exchange delves into the dialogues taking place in present-day society relating to compassion and empathy, how each member is aware of compassion in their daily lives, and what techniques and strategies may be applied to breed empathy. Subscribe to the Everyday Mindfulness Show.   Key Takeaways: [1:20] Mike reads a section of President Obama’s farewell speech. [3:42] Darren, Cathy and Jessica assess the difference between empathy and compassion. [9:29] If you listen with preconceived notions, do you really hear the message? [14:25] Becoming self-aware of our judgment, to know if we are unsafe or uncomfortable. [19:12] People are struggling to be compassionate in this political environment. [26:31] Why is there so much hate right now? [30:34] Techniques and strategies to bring compassion into daily life. [33:50] The book that exemplifies compassion for Cathy, Jessica and Darren.   Mentioned in This Episode: The Everyday Mindfulness Show The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself, by Michael Singer The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life, by Benjamin Zander When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times, by Pema Chodron Good Enough Now: How Doing the Best We Can With What We Have is Better Than Nothing, by Jessica Pettit However Long the Night: Molly Melching’s Journey to Help Millions of African Women and Girls Triumph, by Aimee Molloy   Cathy Cassani Adams, LCSW, CPC is a self-awareness expert and the co-host of Zen Parenting Radio. She’s a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Parent Coach, Certified Elementary School Teacher, Certified Yoga Teacher, and she’s a professor in the Sociology Department at Dominican University. Her most recent book, Living What You Want Your Kids to Learn: The Power of Self-Aware Parenting won a Nautilus Award, National Indie Excellence Award, and an International Book Award.   Jessica Pettitt, M.Ed., CSP, pulls together her stand up comedy years with 15+ years of diversity trainings in a wide range of organizations to serve groups to move from abstract fears to actionable habits that lead to teams that want to work together. With a sense of belonging and understanding, colleagues take more risks with their ideation, converse precious resources through collaboration, and maintain real connections with clients over time.   Volunteerism and service transform communities and bring purpose to life! For twenty years, Darren Tipton has been challenging people to volunteer. He is the inspiration of the volunteer mobilization resource: “Kathatika” – a call to volunteer action bringing awareness of the infinite impact volunteer service and the co-author of the community-based engagement curriculum of Story to Service. He’s the founder of Project Humanity, a nonprofit focused on empowering women in Africa.