Six Steps to Hone Your Superpower of Empathy
The connection between EQ and social awareness
This past year, I have had two skin cancers surgically removed from my forehead -- too much Grand Canyon sun in the summer. As a follow-up treatment, my dermatologist prescribed a chemotherapy cream to eradicate any precancerous cancer cells on my face.
The first week of my twice-daily treatment, my skin turned red. During the second week of treatment, my face had increased redness, swelling, crusting, itching and intense burning. In addition to looking bad, it’s painful and uncomfortable.
What has been interesting has been the way people have reacted when I have been out in public. Some people will take a quick look and then glance away. Others will look at me and their eyes will get big and their mouths will gape. Others will openly stare.
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