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The latest news about empathy and compassion from around the world - Curated by Edwin Rutsch

Hi Empathic Folks! I just realised that I can post a link to this comprehensive Empathy News page right here! 

SImply click the link below to get a good feed of a good percentage of the empathy news around the internet. 

cheers, Alice

Empathy & Compassion News

Added by Alice Aird on January 11, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Free Play Creates Emotionally Stable Children

How Free Play Creates Emotionally Stable Children in an Unstable World …


Added by Rita Johnston on January 13, 2016 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Reason, Empathy and Integration: The Anti-Fear Combination Treatment

"...reason and evidence are insufficient to combat fear. There are plenty of examples of destructive decisions that are the result of science and engineering untethered from humane values.…


Added by Alice Aird on January 10, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

Learning about the Brain is so Important

Keep learning about the brain. There is new knowledge every day and it is so valuable to understand better how it works. If you have children for instance understanding about children's brains and their development is hugely…


Added by Alice Aird on January 8, 2016 at 5:30am — No Comments

Alice Aird's Recent Interview With Edwin Rutsch!

Added by Erika Harris on September 4, 2012 at 7:37pm — No Comments

Empathy Documentary: Larry Rosen On Empathy Magic & Creativity

Watch out for and feel the magic moment in this video when empathy floods through your body! lots of love,…


Added by Alice Aird on August 10, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Why Even a Little Competition is Toxic

Cooperation trumps Competition in every way - click this link to listen to Alfie Kohn making a fantastic case with huge research backup for eliminating all competition from education, workplaces, familes and everywhere else.​=S4si1HaDmLg&feature=player_em​bedded#at=121…


Added by Alice Aird on July 12, 2011 at 10:57pm — No Comments

A Beautiful Letter from Japan

This letter is a welcome and uplifting contrast from the gloom and doom in the media, as my friend Claire who sent it to me wrote.

Added by Alice Aird on March 31, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Building a true connection with your child

Empathy Foundation Network member Deborah Grinter has written these wonderful articles about parenting through heart connection. You can find them here:



Added by Alice Aird on March 26, 2011 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

The Social Animal

In this warm and humourous video talk from, NYTimes columnist David Brooks unpacks new insights into human nature from the cognitive sciences -- insights with massive implications for economics and politics as well as our own self-knowledge. He debunks the myth that we are separate individuals making choices based on our conscious awareness.…


Added by Alice Aird on March 25, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

The Baby Bond: Meant to be Held

Added by Alice Aird on July 16, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The Empathic Civilisation

Bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical

prophet Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the

profound ways that it has shaped our development and our…

Added by Alice Aird on May 26, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Barack Obama and a New Spirit of Empathy

A Chronological Video (1hr 49 min) of Barack on Empathy. Compiled from about 38 of Barack's speeches and interviews, etc. on the topic of empathy.

Added by Alice Aird on March 18, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Read this blog about empathy!

Misu is our latest Empathy Foundation Network member and her blog about empathy (Empathic Perspectives) is well worth visiting - see a great post about the Potential of Empathy here

I liked this quote at the end of that post:

Empathy is a pervasive and subtle language of the mind and heart which can be seen and felt in everything you do and say. It permeates every… Continue

Added by Alice Aird on January 30, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

Interesting Empathy Article from

EQI Home | Emotional Intelligence


Showing Empathy

Awareness & Acknowledgment

Empathy and Sensitivity

Empathy, Understanding and Compassion

Empathy and Conscience

Too much empathy?

Empathy Deficit

Barrack Obama Quote About "Empathy Deficit"

Article on Cultivating Empathy in Children & Youth, by Dr. Arundhati Ray


Empathy and the Process of… Continue

Added by Alice Aird on January 12, 2010 at 6:58pm — No Comments

The Children's Academy for The Collective Heart in Katikamu, Uganda.

Read this inspiring story here!

Added by Alice Aird on November 23, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Empathy Foundation's Vision

The Empathy Foundation's vision is of a world in which children grow up surrounded by people who know them and love them; where children’s ability to grow in their unique and natural way is understood and trusted; where children’s marvellous work of creating themselves, according to their true and unique nature, is supported with appropriate richly interesting environments; where children are valued and cherished in skilful ways based on our knowledge of what children need at different ages;… Continue

Added by Alice Aird on November 26, 2009 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

A Big Thank You to Robin Grille from Rita

Rota Johnston cc'd me in to her email to Robin after the Parenting Heart to Heart Course a few weeks ago and she generously allowed me to share her experience with you.

"Thank you Robin so much for the Parenting Heart to Heart Facilitator's training. For me it was transforming in many ways. One example is that I went to visit my 90 year old mother straight after the course. The "inner baby" experience really opened me to a really deep level of gratitude and appreciation for my… Continue

Added by Alice Aird on September 10, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Igniting the Empathy Revolution!

Exciting ideas are coming to me for ways of operating the Empathy Foundation so as to ignite an Empathy Revolution!

I would love YOU to join the discussion. Lets be as way out and whacky as we like to let the ideas grow and evolve.

To join in this creative and expansive process, first watch these wonderful, inspiring and stimulating talks at the links just below, then comment if you have any bright idea pop up about our work at the… Continue

Added by Alice Aird on July 13, 2009 at 4:30am — No Comments

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