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Have you ever found yourself feeling down after listening to a friend talk about her problems? Or have you ever felt enormous joy after learning that your good friend gave birth to her first baby? Did it seem like good and bad situations happened to you?
These instances where you show care and compassion towards people you care about are experienced by many people. It is called having empathy.
While people experience the feeling, they know very little about what empathy actually is. It is considered as the experience of feeling what others feel and understanding their thoughts. Simply put, empathy is all about putting yourself in other people's shoes.
Often, emotional empathy is confused with the concept of sympathy. While the two ideas may be similar in thought, sympathy is the feeling usually expressed in sorrowful situations. Empathy, on the other hand, covers both happy and sad times.
Empathy in the workplace is...
Do you consider yourself beautiful? While others may say that true beauty is internal, there is no denying how much the modern world has emphasized an individual's outer beauty. From cosmetics to beauty regimens, there are practically thousands of products out there that can help make you feel and look beautiful.
The digital age seems to have instilled in us that beauty is something instant and shallow. It is reduced merely to what is physical that people are no longer concerned about what inner beauty is all about. Comparing one's self to another has become the norm.
It's instantaneous enough that people scroll down their feed and begin to compare their lives to others. They start to see that others are happier than or more beautiful than them. The concept of beauty has become so strict who don't fall under one category find it hard to appreciate themselves.
There is a saying that says, "Beauty is skin deep," but how...
Everything in this world comes together at the right place and time. There is no such thing as a coincidence. Everything that happens to you and what you achieve comes with a purpose.
In truth, even your personality is not your own. It is something that you share with the rest of the Universe. The alignment of the planets speaks so much about how your life will turn out. It will give you an idea of how your life would be like if you continue to do what you do.
Did you know that your chakra chart will also reveal that the challenges that you encounter are meant for you? Depending on your zodiac sign, your chakra system is one of the most powerful things that are in control of your life.
If you are looking into gaining more in-depth insight into how the world relates to what is happening to you, then here is a good read about your zodiac sign and how it affects your chakras.
Read on to find out how...
How do you take care of yourself? Perhaps this question made you stop for a moment to think about what you do to practice self-love. You hear many people talk about how important it is to show yourself that you love it.
While others may have their self-care checklist, you may start from the very thing that you do for yourself. With the overwhelming workload and responsibilities at home and in the office, it has become quite impossible to think of doing something for the self.
Remember that taking care of your body, mind, and soul is as important as any other thing that you do for others every day. You don't have to wait until you get sick to remember doing what you love to do.
Although self-care is associated with numerous benefits, a lot of people tend to forget to do it. It's not just about the crazy schedule you have to keep up daily. It is also about all the other things that keep your mind too busy all the...
Did you know that more than 350 million people all over the world suffer from depression? What's worse is that this number could be representative of a portion of all those who are suffering in silence.
The stigma associated with mental health illnesses like depression has made people afraid to speak of how they feel. They have become too scared to seek help because they do not want to be judged or told that their issues are not real.
Since feelings of depression make you question who you are and what you can do, it is essential for people to properly care for themselves. The good practice of self-care will kick out all the negativity in life that brings depression with it.
How can you take care of yourself? The best place to start is in your chakras.
The chakras in your body are the points in your body that are aligned from head to toe. This is where energy is believed to flow. When one of these chakras is blocked, the...
Have you been complaining about back pain? While some people may say that back pains are a part of the aging process, it should not be brushed aside.
When you feel lower back pain when standing or sitting, it means that there is something wrong with your body, and you need help. When you are used to sitting and developing a posture like that of a sitting stick, you shouldn't be surprised about your back pain.
Sitting is certainly hard on the body. If you've been sitting too long, you need to move, stretch your arms, bend a little, and practice the right postures as often as you can throughout the day.
It can be quite hard to think about how sitting can be bad for the body because people never see it that way. Especially now, when everyone is working from home, people are starting to realize how painful it is to be seated the whole day.
If you keep thinking that there's nothing wrong about your sitting position or sitting on a stool and ...
What is life all about? Is it about leadership strengths and weaknesses? Is it all about the search for ultimate happiness? Or is it all about a combination of both?
There are many tests in life, and knowing what you are good at will help you find success. There are several tests that people go through when enduring the hiring process, including some that incorporate corporate astrology. These tests determine whether you are the right fit for the job or if another person should get it.
There are no right or wrong answers for some of the questions that your potential employers may ask you during a job interview. Most of the time, they ask you for your take on things, and your answers should never be taken against you.
For example, if you are asked to describe characteristics of effective leaders, you can answer this question in so many different ways. You can even give leadership goals examples and impress the interviewer.
As a result, you may...
How do you teach yourself to forgive? While it may be quite tough to forgive others for what they did and did not do, it is nothing compared to how difficult it is to forgive yourself. But the secret to living a better life is to learn to forgive yourself for feeling guilt over past mistakes. That’s the only way you can truly move on.
Forgive yourself. It is one of the easiest things to say, but so much harder to do. People can mess up sometimes, and it could lead to destructive behaviors. While you may be overwhelmed with feelings of guilt, shame, and humiliation, you need to learn to forgive yourself.
Experts believe that if such negative feelings are not dealt with accordingly, they could make you suffer from unwanted mental and physical diseases like depression, anxiety, and heart disease.
None of which truly leads to a happy life.
What is guilt? It is the feeling that bothers you from the...
How do you overcome grief? Learning how to comfort another person who is dealing with a loss can be quite challenging, but nothing is more formidable than dealing with your loss. Wanting to comfort yourself at this time seems impossible to do.
But what if there is nothing that you can do to lift your spirits? What if you feel so lost that the fear of losing a loved one has just overwhelmed you? At this point in your life, when it seems no one else is there to help, it is a must that you know how to be your own best friend.
What do you say to someone who is grieving to give them comfort at this difficult time? If the thought challenges you, you can only imagine what the people around you may be going through.
Although they want to help, they find it challenging. The bereaved are going through a lot, and their struggles are simply unimaginable. They are dealing with intense emotions, depression,...
The beginning of every year is when people feel the strongest need for detox yoga. After they have indulged in treats during the holidays, people feel like they need to practice detox to clean themselves from the inside out.
But in truth, everyone could benefit from doing a detox every now and again. The New Year is not the only time you can improve your bodily systems. Several yoga postures for digestion are beneficial and help the body to cope with all the stress brought about by the celebrations.
Your body has its way of coping with the stress that you experience daily. The pressure that you feel in the office and the stress of your responsibilities at home, all contribute to the unhealthy environment you put yourself in.
At any given time, whether it is the New Year or not, your body has its way of telling you that it needs a bit of fine-tuning. Often, it begins when you start to feel bloated and a bit...