Month: November 2013

Empathy – What Cleveland Clinic can teach us about it

A visit this week to Cleveland Clinic got me thinking about empathy – how putting ourselves in someone else’s shoes can transform our personal and professional relationships. Walking through the Clinic’s skywalk, the giant glass windows on both sides allow visitors to see the world outside, but inside is where life is happening. Doctors, medical students, nurses, staff, patients and…

Behind the scenes with Director, Paul Ruggieri on the making of “Portraits for the Home Front: The Story of Elizabeth Black”

Inside a footlocker and tucked away for almost 70 years was a Veterans Day story waiting to be told. The trunk belonged to Elizabeth Black, a World War II Red Cross volunteer who took her bravery and artistic talent to the front lines to sketch the faces of World War II troops. It contained a treasure trove of more than…

Counting your blessings: Make it a healthy habit

Counting your blessings, it turns out, is a healthy thing to do. Doing so every day? We’ll, that would be 365 times better for you. In his book, “Thanks! How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier”, Dr. Robert Emmons,a psychology professor at the University of California at Davis, shares how people who have an “attitude of gratitude” can experience the benefits…