Heal yourself to heal the world: The Power of Empathy is an informative and inspirational guide to building a better world through compassion, connection, and curiosity.
In 2018, Michael Tennant launched Actually Curious, a conversation card game that helps people create safe spaces to be vulnerable and share their views on personal issues and current events. The game went viral and sold out immediately, leading to features in the New York Times, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, and more. Here he weaves together scholarly research with his personal journey of loss, substance use, anxiety, and depression to explore how empathy can benefit both our inner lives and our larger community.
An encouraging, conversational, and accessible introduction to the basics and benefits of empathy, this is a perfect guide for anyone looking to reconnect and build bridges in our modern times. With this thirty-day approach, you can develop your empathy skills as tools for self-love and empowerment.
Filled with heartfelt personal stories, techniques for mindfulness, and engaging journaling prompts, this book grounds the abstract concept of empathy with an actionable and intersectional framework. Learn to compassionately support, courageously confront, gracefully model, effectively resolve, and masterfully connect—all through the power of empathy.
288 pages. Hardcover.
About the Author
Michael Tennantis an entrepreneur and advocate for diversity and mental health. In 2017, he founded Curiosity Lab, a Black-owned creative studio that uses storytelling to build community around inclusivity and empathy and is known for its popular Actually Curious card games. He lives in Florida with his wife and daughter.