Part of the reason I was MIA last week, was because I was at the WPTA Fall Conference in Madison. I went to a course about building relationships. The two speakers were long time Physical Therapists, who both currently teach in the PT program at UW-LaCrosse. 

In their talk, they shared a video, about Empathy. I thought it was great. And of course, you can't deny that it directly applies to the topic of this blog. 

Here's the link

I think the line in the video about "at least" statements is a good point. I also really like what Brene Brown offers as a suggestion of what to say instead. But, sometimes, I have trouble with not saying them to myself. Unfortunately by definition, I don't think a person can empathize with herself. So, enter the saying "it's okay, to not be okay."


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