In recent news, some have been accused of lacking empathy in their behavior toward hurting people and words used in attempt to relate to tragic situations.

The lack of empathy can have a devastating impact and, in turn, create more pain. Research has shown the presence of empathy can have tremendous positive impact including decreased feelings of stress. Negative stress is linked as a cause or contributing factor to many health issues.

We learn all things empathy from psychotherapists Dr. Nannette Smith Funderburk.