empathy

By listening to real people we can grow empathy

The Vancouver Public Library in conjunction with the PuSH festival opened a “living library” in January  for a few weeks. It is a brilliant idea that enhances human empathy! Anyone can walk into the library and “sign out” a real person from a list of people who have offered to tell their life story. I will have to …

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Upcoming UBC Talks on Conflict Resolution

The UBC CoRe Conflict Resolution Clinic is a student-run clinic providing low-cost and free mediation services. It is located in the Faculty of Law at UBC and has some great talks. Here are a few: September 17: “Family Businesses” with Judi Cunningham, Executive Director of the Business Families Centre, Sauder School of Business October 8 – “Toxic Relationships” with Bob …

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Couples don’t say sorry enough even though it works

Recent research shows that couples who say sorry more often tend to stick together. No surprise. Those couples that are willing to admit they did something wrong and apologized had stronger relationships. But Stanford researchers also discovered that forgiveness only followed the apology when the coupls were “highly satisfied” (eg in a trusting relationship). Sadly, appologies were only …

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I adore Rick Mercer

I love Rick Mercer. And I love his recent rant (video) which went viral. Routing Number BANCFIRST When 15 year old Jamie Hubley died due to gay-bulling we each choose to do something. Sadly much of the media made it seem like an individual or isolated event. One Vancouver Sun editorial suggested that bullying of gays has existed …

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