Empathy &

Empathy &

By Michael Scott Evans
Empathy is a superpower...and you have it! It is a biological, neurological, psychological, sociological, and spiritual imperative....and it is the primary key to deep connections and thriving relationships. Join me as we dig deep into all things empathy.

Cover Art by Melissa Lee @ TheHouseofLees.Com
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Empathy Alphabet - E is for Encouragement
What does it mean to encourage someone? How might our empathic superpower help us to do so? Join me for a quick episode of Empathy Alphabet to find out! Empathy & Website Facebook Instagram Twitter Patreon
05:21
September 9, 2019
#15 Empathy & Healthy Attachments
In this episode I discuss how living a life of intention, rather than expectation, will help us come to a place where we might suffer less and empathize more and how we can cultivate healthy attachments with ourselves and others…along the way we will discuss how our egos are connected to expectations and how that might hinder our ability to connect with those around us. Empathy & Website Facebook Instagram Twitter Patreon
23:22
September 2, 2019
Empathy Alphabet - D is for Detachment
Detachment, or non-attachment, is a way of looking at life that allows us to minimize our suffering. In this episode I talk about the 4 Noble Truths of Buddhism and how learning about non-attachment has helped me in my endeavor to live more empathically. Empathy & Website Facebook Instagram Twitter Patreon
04:43
August 26, 2019
#14 Empathy & Lovingkindness: Interview w/ Rev. Preston Cox
Rev. Preston Cox is a musician, ordained minister, life coach, marketer of a petting zoo, and a new author! His book, A Big Little Something, is a lovely meditation on lovingkindness. It is a children's book, and as such is an invaluable resource to teach our young ones love, kindness, and empathy. In this episode we discuss Preston's journey to becoming a Children's Author and how the concept of empathy has influenced him along the way. You can find his book on Amazon. Please consider buying a copy or two (you can always donate to your local Library)! Check out his website by clicking on the link in his name to see what else he is up to! Empathy & Website Facebook Instagram Twitter Patreon
51:17
August 19, 2019
Empathy Alphabet - C is for Connection
It's been a while since we checked in on Empathy Alphabet!! Today we finally get around to C. C is for Connection. We talk about how we can consider ourselves, our family, our neighbors, and even people we've never met all around the world with a Lovingkindness meditation. You might even get a sneak peek at what's coming up in the next episode of Empathy &! Empathy & Website Facebook Instagram Twitter Patreon
04:10
August 12, 2019
#13 Empathy & The Empath Workshop
We are back! I am rejuvenated, restored, and ready to go! I was recently asked to lead a Facebook Live Workshop on the theme of Empathy & The Empath...I share the audio here. I apologize for the subpar recording, but I think you'll really dig it. Some of it is refresher, but I add new twists. I hope you enjoy it! Don't forget the Patreon page! If you are interested in supporting this podcast you can do so for as little as $3 a month....easy, right?  Empathy & Website Empathy & Podcast Community on Facebook @empathyandpod on IG and Twitter
1:01:26
August 5, 2019
#12 Empathy & Takes a Break
We are taking a break y'all! And by we I mean me and the family are going to chill for the next few weeks so I thought I'd take the month of July to refresh and re-energize. But there's NEWS!!! First, this podcast has broken the 1,000 download mark.....THANK YOU! I am so glad that this little podcast has made an impression, and I plan to continue soldiering on with the message of EMPATHY and LOVE! Second, I recently started a Patreon page and I discuss the different levels of investment in this episode. Thanks for listening and have a GREAT July! Empathy & Website Empathy & Podcast Community on Facebook @empathyandpod on IG and Twitter
17:47
June 21, 2019
#11 Empathy & Mind Reading
We've all had experiences of resonance with friends, partners, and spouses where we can finish each other's sandwiches....I mean, sentences. In close relationships we can get to a level where we are able to predict and know what the other is thinking and feeling. That's part of empathy, right? Well...sure. But we've all had the misfortune of being misunderstood and unheard. Sometimes we can take the mind reading too far. In this episode we uncover what's happening there, and how we might be able to figure out how to go about it in a better way! www.empathyand.com @empathyandpod on Twitter and Instagram
18:45
June 9, 2019
#10 Empathy & Conversation: Rev. Aurelia Davila Pratt
This is my conversation with Rev. Aurelia Davila Pratt. We talked about the contagious nature of empathy, the personal craft of preaching, and the divine nature in us all. You can find out more information about Aurelia and her congregation at www.peacewilco.com. We reference a sermon that she was writing at the time... you can find the audio of that sermon, “The Heart isn’t Deceitful”, at their website or here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/peace-of-christ-sermons/id1445454837 NOTE: I am learning as I go along!! You might need to turn the volume up for the conversation after the introduction! 
39:54
June 3, 2019
#9 Empathy & Listening
 This week we consider the science of listening and how we can harness the immense power of our brains to assist in engaging each other in empathy. How is it that we are so easily distracted during conversations, and what are some mindful techniques to slow ourselves down.  Come join in the conversation at empathyand.com
21:36
May 21, 2019
#8 Empathy & The Empath Pt 2
 I believe that we are all built with an instinctual ability to understand each other…across cultures, races, and genders….through the power of empathy. In this episode I continue to describe how this understanding fits into my identity as and empath. It's a combination of science and the esoteric. Come join in on the conversation at empathyand.com
22:38
May 5, 2019
#7 Empathy & The Jesus Story
This episode was recorded the week before Easter 2019. In it we discuss a few of the Biblical references to the Jesus story and how empathy is plays out in the life of the Jewish Rabbi from Nazareth.
21:33
April 22, 2019
#6 Empathy & The Empath Pt 1
I have been called sensitive my entire life. Over time I've come to understand that my sensitivities give me a different perspective on, and a heightened understanding of others emotions. I've had some really strange encounters, and the only way I can explain it is to call it what it is. I'm an empath. This is the first installment of many where I discuss what that means to me. Join in the conversation at www.empathyand.com
21:28
April 8, 2019
#5 Empathy & Fear
What happens when our brains get flooded with stress hormones too much? Can we condition ourselves to primarily see danger? Is it possible to rewire our instinct, through mindfulness and meditation, to make our emotional response serve us properly...rather than drive us to anxiety? Today we discuss this as we learn of the story of Lou Williams, journeyman NBA player and McDonald's fan.
20:45
April 2, 2019
#4 Empathy & Story
 This week I am contemplating the stories we tell ourselves and others…..and why we just might want to remove the word WHY out of our vocabulary. We also discuss the 4 myths of vulnerability popularized by Dr. Brené Brown in her book Daring Greatly.
24:37
March 25, 2019
Empathy & Meditation - Beach
Relax, find a place to sit quietly for 10 minutes, and join Michael in a guided meditation along the beach.
10:06
March 4, 2019
#3 Empathy & Emotions Pt 2
There is so much more to cover, so you get another round of Empathy & Emotions! We talk through the Buddhist concepts of impermanence and detachment as well as introduce meditation as a valuable tool in the work of empathy. 
17:17
March 4, 2019
Empathy Alphabet - B is for Bravery
In this episode we discuss bravery by listening to the story of Malala  Yousafzai. How can we utilize our superpower of empathy to enhance our own bravery and magnify the bravery of those around us?
03:07
February 21, 2019
#2 Empathy & Emotions
This is a big one! We discuss the difference between emotions and feelings and how they correspond to the parts of the brain that inform empathy.  I also give a perspective on how to minimize taking on others emotions as a possible side effect to empathy.
15:23
February 21, 2019
Empathy Alphabet - A is for Afraid
We kick off our tour around the alphabet by discussing what it looks like when we are afraid, and how we can use our empathy with others when we see they need help.
03:45
February 21, 2019
#1 Empathy & Everything
In this episode we define empathy and get in to what it means to be "hardwired" for it. We'll unravel the mystery of the empathic brain and discuss mirror neurons.
23:11
February 21, 2019
#0 Empathy & Introduction
Empathy is a superpower, and you have it! Join host Michael Scott Evans as he dives in to the worlds of neuroscience, biology, sociology, and spirituality to uncover the depths of our ability to connect to each other!
12:23
February 20, 2019
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