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Jul 24, 2019

Empathy is walking in someone’s shoes. Compassion puts your empathy into action.


[00:21] What is compassion?

[05:07] Empathy vs Compassion 

[07:45] Compassion can make you happier

[09:50] Compassion can reduce anxiety

[11:50] Loving kindness meditation



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