Your own empathy gym

As I write about in The War for Kindness, empathy is less like a fixed trait, and more like a skill, which we can work on and build—the same way you’d strengthen a muscle.  To put the book’s principles into practice, I’ve developed a series of Kindness Challenges, like exercises at an “empathy gym” that you can use to push yourself and connect better.    

On the week of July 8th, I’ll be posting one video challenge each day: here and at and  Try them out! And share your experiences using pictures, videos, or stories, using the hashtag #kindnesschallenge.  

So let’s go the empathy gym together, and see what it’s like to work at being a little kinder.