Jackie, I love your blog. I believe that life is relating. Thank you so much for taking the time to encourage me yesterday. I look forward to connecting at the end of January at Case. Here are some links to my hero and mentor, Dr. Robert Carkhuff, who built sciences around empathy.

His culminating initiative: http://www.mcleanproject.com
His seminal work, The Art of Helping, http://www.amazon.com/The-Art-Helping-9th-Edition/dp/1599961792/ref=pd_sim_b_1
Look up the “Heart of Empathy” and “Secrets to Helping” by him as well.