A podcast where we explore how to find compassion in the most difficult places in daily life.
Audacious Compassion 010 – The ‘Why People Do Bad Things’ Thing26/05/2017 Duración: 37min
How do you empathize with people who seem cruel or rude? How do you recognize that “monsters” are people, too? Our topic today is driven from some recent experiences of our own: How do you empathize with people who seem to be cruel or rude? In other words, how do you empathize with jerks, and what’s the value … Continue reading "Audacious Compassion 010 – The ‘Why People Do Bad Things’ Thing"
Audacious Compassion 009 – That Dudebro Shoulder-Bumping Thing27/03/2017 Duración: 45min
How do you avoid repeated arguments with a person even when there’s nothing to argue about? Sometimes you realize far too late that you actually agree and that you’re just miscommunicating. Our prompt comes from Thom Root (@invisime) on Twitter: Thom: A coworker and I can’t stop violently agreeing with each other. AC: Is this … Continue reading "Audacious Compassion 009 – That Dudebro Shoulder-Bumping Thing"
Audacious Compassion 008 – Peeved Partner in the Piedmont15/03/2017 Duración: 48min
We supply our own problem: how to be compassionate toward people who change or learn slower than you think they should? Is it anyone’s problem but your own? What should we do with the problems we’re having with our own family? If you have a question about how to show compassion in difficult, everyday situations, … Continue reading "Audacious Compassion 008 – Peeved Partner in the Piedmont"
Audacious Compassion 007 – I’m Sorry This Is Happening25/01/2017 Duración: 41min
How does compassion look when you’re powerless to fix a situation? How do you avoid just repeating, “That’s rough. I’m sorry this is happening”? If you have a question about how to show compassion in difficult, everyday situations, please write to email@example.com. You can also follow or contact us on Twitter! This episode is driven … Continue reading "Audacious Compassion 007 – I’m Sorry This Is Happening"
Audacious Compassion 006 – Working With the Fonz25/12/2016 Duración: 42min
What does compassion look like in a frustrating team setting? What does “compassion” even mean and how do you want to practice it? How do you deal with frustration and people who bother you? If you have a question about how to show compassion in difficult, everyday situations, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also … Continue reading "Audacious Compassion 006 – Working With the Fonz"
Audacious Compassion 005 – A Pretty Talented Panda Bear25/11/2016 Duración: 37min
How can you help people when their problems seem like part of an enormous, intractable system? It’s been a tough month for a lot of people and sometimes problems seem beyond us. However, we can each make a difference as long as we learn how to genuinely help and make sure to look after ourselves. … Continue reading "Audacious Compassion 005 – A Pretty Talented Panda Bear"
Audacious Compassion 004 – Bone Brigade26/10/2016 Duración: 45min
We talk about coercive discussion, where someone seems to be trying to provoke you into talking about a topic that will likely lead to an argument. Our prompt today: I’m at the water cooler and my coworker wants to talk about how wonderful Trump is. I’m a minority and voting for Hillary. How do I … Continue reading "Audacious Compassion 004 – Bone Brigade"
Audacious Compassion 003 – Baby FaceTime25/09/2016 Duración: 38min
In this episode, we talk about situations where it’s hard to discern someone’s request for change and to give it a direct yes or no answer. Here’s an excerpt of the email we received: He has complained about this a few times, so I finally (having learned about Non-Violent Communication!) asked him if he were making a request for me … Continue reading "Audacious Compassion 003 – Baby FaceTime"
Audacious Compassion 002 – Don’t Mention Fish25/08/2016 Duración: 38min
How do you handle when people ask you for help and it’s not clear what they want? What about when you’ve tried to help them before and it hasn’t worked? A friend of the show is troubled by “people (usually students) who ask for help, don’t change their behavior, ask for help, etc. Repeat ad … Continue reading "Audacious Compassion 002 – Don’t Mention Fish"
Audacious Compassion 001 – Go Buy a Caddy25/07/2016 Duración: 31min
This is the first episode of Audacious Compassion, a podcast where we talk about how to practice empathy in difficult, everyday situations. In this episode we discuss minor domestic annoyances. We’ve got two different examples. One is a partner leaving cups places other than near the dishwasher in the kitchen. The other is, when you … Continue reading "Audacious Compassion 001 – Go Buy a Caddy"