Podcast: Compassionomics – The Act of Making Care Matter

Mia Baumgartner, Manager of Spiritual Care & Wellbeing, and the Joy in the Workplace Project at University of Washington Medical Center speaks with Spehar-Halligan Professor and CEIE Director, Michael Trice, about the book – Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence That Caring Makes a Difference by Stephen Trzeciak and Anthony Mazzarelli. Mia and Michael discuss compassion as more than empathy. Compassion is an art form, a practice, and leads to a longer and healthier life. It also helps with depression, anxiety and isolation. Take a listen.

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“Is compassion a core value? That’s a good question. As a society what do we want our kids to be? To go to school, be successful, get a job, go to college, learn stuff, and join the machine. We don’t have that same mantra for compassion. Ya, it doesn’t seem to be a revenue generator. What am I gonna do with that? I did a BA in philosophy and my father said — that’s gonna help a lot with your business career.”

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