This holiday season, many of us are experiencing life a lot differently. Whether we are mourning a loss of life due to COVID-19, or are grappling with our “new normal,” this past year has collectively left us yearning for more empathy.
Behind the face masks…
We all want to be seen, we all want to be heard, and we all want to feel understood.
In the spirit of this holiday season, The Mind spa invites you to think about the individuals in your life (i.e., your neighbors, family, and friends), and take a moment to sow a seed of empathy into their lives.
You would be surprised to know just how far an act of presence over presents can go.
Activate the psychological benefits of human empathy by:
- Letting someone know you care
- Being a listening ear
- Showing gratitude for their presence in your lives
- And inviting them to be an active part of yours
Psychological research shows that when we give with the spirit of empathy in mind, it is not only the receiver that benefits, but the giver experiences benefits that far exceed the act of kindness as well.
This holiday season show up for those around you and feel free share this message to keep the seeds of empathy going around.
We wish you and yours a very happy and healthy holiday and start to 2021!