The Difference Between Empathy vs. Sympathy

Empathy vs. Sympathy

In an increasingly interconnected yet isolated world, empathy and sympathy emerge as critical emotional skills that foster an understanding of a person’s feelings, compassion, and human connection. Though these two terms are often used interchangeably, empathy and sympathy have different meanings and implications in psychological, social, and communication contexts. It is essential to understand how …

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Separation Mediation: A Detailed Guide

Separation Mediation

When parties are considering using mediation to help them separate effectively, they may wonder how to prepare for separation mediation effectively.  For some, they may not even know what mediation entails, and they will have no idea how mediation will work for them.  Mediation is a commonly used practice, especially in family law matters, yet …

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Learn How to Manage Inward Emotional Turbulence

Inward Emotional Turbulence

While occasional periods of emotional distress can be expected, if you are consistently feeling like your intense emotions are out of control, you may be dealing with crippling emotional turbulence. Recognizing that your emotional landscape needs to be regulated to help you reach inner peace is the first step in creating emotional awareness and treating …

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Guilt Vs. Shame: Understanding the Differences

Guilt vs Shame

We must realize each emotion separately to understand the subtle nuances between guilt vs. shame. Guilt and shame are powerful negative emotions that profoundly influence our thoughts, behaviors, and overall mental well-being. While these emotions are often used interchangeably, they have distinct characteristics and effects. For instance, guilt doesn’t often lead to the low self-esteem …

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Bird Nesting Divorce: The Shuttle Parenting

Bird Nesting Divorce

Bird nesting divorce is a way that couples have sought to lessen the effects of divorce on their children.  Divorce is often a time of stress and change for both the couple and their children.  Often one of the changes that the couple needs to grow into is the separate living situations, which can often …

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Emotional Abuse in the Workplace

Emotional abuse in the workplace

Emotional abuse in the workplace is a phenomenon that affects many workers around the world.  For those suffering from workplace abuse, life can become incredibly difficult or impossible, turning dream jobs into nightmares. Psychological abuse can be vicious because it can be difficult to detect if it is not blatant, much like adults may not understand …

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Intergroup Conflict: Causes, Consequences, and Solutions

Causes, Consequences, and Solutions for Intergroup Conflict

Intergroup conflict might arise in any workplace as various groups work together to support and further the mission and collective interests of the company. Some groups are defined by job title—the accountants, the lawyers, and the marketing team. Other groups are defined by project or subject area. Still, others may be determined by the level in the company …

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Practical Examples of Emotional Intelligence

Examples of Emotional Intelligence

For those of us who need them, here are some practical examples of emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence, also known as emotional quotient, is the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically. High emotional intelligence is an asset in so many situations, both professionally and …

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