How powerful is empathy? It can allow us to build a connection with someone that “encompasses mind, body and soul.” Often one hears that empathy, as a metaphor, is standing in someone else’s shoes. To truly demonstrate this skill, one must hear what the other person hears, and see what the other person sees and feel what the other person feels. The age old question….If you could do this, might you treat the person differently? Check out the video below from Cleveland Clinic with a focus on this “human connection” that empathy affords. Following are two other videos around empathy I found thought-provoking. Pay note to the short video by Dr. Brene Brown where she shares, “Empathy fuels connection; Sympathy drives disconnection.” Hmmm?