In the aftermath of the recent attacks in Beirut and Paris, you may feel an anxiety settling in, your stress levels rising, or maybe you are coming down with a bug. If so, take note. Most likely you are witnessing a phenomenon that occurs in the wake of great tragedy; a phenomenon so palpable by the masses that studies have been implemented to investigate this collective experience.
It is also common for these events to trigger a great deal of empathy, while simultaneously leaving you feeling helpless. You are only one person. You are far away from the people who are in need. What can you do, realistically? You can utilize your empathy to connect to the humanity we all share. In this episode, we will discuss what happens when you become a proactive empath, and let’s just say, its profound.