Alvin and Kamrie are getting some couples quality time with a good Tuesday evening WOD!
Reminder: There will be Open Gym today from 8:00am to 10:00am, come get your weekend WOD on!
2,500/2,000 Meter Row
*Every 3 Minutes (Starting at 0:00):
10 Kettlebell Swings (70/50)
“Empathy fuels connection. Sympathy drives disconnection.”
The words empathy and sympathy are often grouped together. Yet, they are very different, as Brene Brown describes.
Sympathy is feeling “sorry” for someone. And although these intentions often come from a good place, it actually further isolates the individual. It creates a deeper divide.
Empathy, on the other hand, is free of judgement. It’s being an active listener, present for the individual in relation, but not diagnosis. We don’t have to have gone through the specific “thing” that caused the affliction, but we can relate to the emotion. Instead of being there to fix you, it’s being there with you.
Rarely can a response make something better. What makes something better, is connection.