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Empathy &

By Michael Scott Evans

Empathy is a superpower...and you have it! It is a biological, neurological, psychological, sociological, and spiritual imperative....and it is the primary key to deep connections and thriving relationships. Join me as we dig deep into all things empathy.

Cover Art by Melissa Lee @ TheHouseofLees.Com
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The Mindful Empath Pt 7: Relationships

Empathy &Dec 13, 2020

The Mindful Empath Pt 7: Relationships
Dec 13, 202001:04:44
The Mindful Empath Pt 6: Certainty
Dec 06, 202001:00:28
The Mindful Empath Pt 5: Growth
Nov 29, 202001:04:17
The Mindful Empath Pt 4: Mindfulness vs Mindlessness
Nov 22, 202001:06:22
The Mindful Empath Pt 3: The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Nov 22, 202001:00:33
The Mindful Empath Pt 1: Empathy Matters!
Nov 22, 202001:04:17
#33 Empathy & Unscripted: Hello again, hello.
Jul 13, 202029:01
#32 Empathy & Implicit Bias w/Dr. Aaron Brown
Jun 22, 202042:28
Meditation+Mantra: Healing
May 26, 202010:42
#31 Empathy & Unscripted: Mother's Day
May 10, 202019:13
#30 Empathy & Self Care
May 04, 202023:48
#29 Empathy & Adventure (QuoteApalooza)
Apr 27, 202019:53
#28 Empathy & The Other
Apr 04, 202023:42
#27 Empathy & Social Distancing
Mar 16, 202014:40
#26 Empathy & Unscripted: I'm Back!
Mar 02, 202008:54
Empathy & An Intermission
Feb 02, 202005:32
#25 Empathy & Unscripted: The Sequel
Jan 19, 202018:53
#24 Empathy & Unscripted
Jan 11, 202014:38
#23 Empathy & A New Hope
Jan 05, 202019:47
#22 Empathy & Emergence Pt 4: The Emergence of Peace
Dec 22, 201916:35
#21 Empathy & Emergence Pt 3: The Joy of the Journey
Dec 16, 201916:47
#20 Empathy & Emergence Pt 2: The Faith of Advent
Dec 09, 201914:29
#19 Empathy & Emergence Pt 1: The Hope of Advent
Dec 01, 201915:54
Empathy Alphabet - G is for Gratitude
Nov 27, 201906:09
HeartCraft#1 If There Was No You, Brandi Carlile (Cover)

HeartCraft#1 If There Was No You, Brandi Carlile (Cover)

HeartCraft is an exploration of empathy through the arts. In every episode we will use music, poetry, prose, or audio drama to uncover deeper truths about empathy and connection. In this first episode I share a cover of the Brandi Carlile song, If There Was No You.

when I see myself I’m seeing you too
as long as I remember and I'm feeling like I knew
that my jokes aren't funny the truth isn't true
if there was no you
if you were my boat in the deep blue sea
I probably sink you down
I know I should have thanked you for carrying me
but for you I will happily drown

All along your way the darkest night the longest day
I know what to say to make you laugh
and nothing you could do
could make me turn my back on you
when you're looking for a
fight I'm your man
when you need a friend
you got my hand

And what I really mean what I'm trying hard to say
is that I'm counting on you and you got me too
my secrets aren't safe I'm singing out of tune
if there was no you
if there was no you

All along your way darkest night the longest day
I know what to say to make you laugh
and nothing you could do
could make me turn my back on you
when you're looking for a
fight I'm your man
when you need a friend
you got my hand
when you need a friend
you got my hand you got my hand

If you would like to contribute to the next episode of HeartCraft send me an email at
I look forward to collaborating and sharing my mic with you!

Empathy & Website
Empathy & on Patreon
Empathy & on Facebook

Nov 13, 201915:30
Empathy Alphabet - F is for Friendship
Oct 29, 201906:42
#18 Empathy & Knowledge
Oct 22, 201917:58
#17 Empathy & Reflection
Oct 07, 201918:01
Meditation+Mantra: Moving Forward
Sep 30, 201905:08
#16 Empathy & The Litanist

#16 Empathy & The Litanist

In this episode I sit down with Fran Pratt, Worship and Liturgy Pastor at Peace of Christ Church in Round Rock, Texas. She's been creating liturgy and writing litanies for the last 3 years and recently published a book!! Call and Response: Litanies for Congregational Prayer is a wonderful resource for both corporate settings and personal meditation. You can support her work, and gain an invaluable resource, by going to her Patreon.

Empathy & on Patreon

Empathy & on Facebook

Sep 24, 201929:48
Empathy Alphabet - E is for Encouragement
Sep 09, 201905:21
#15 Empathy & Healthy Attachments
Sep 02, 201923:22
Empathy Alphabet - D is for Detachment
Aug 26, 201904:43
#14 Empathy & Lovingkindness: Interview w/ Rev. Preston Cox

#14 Empathy & Lovingkindness: Interview w/ Rev. Preston Cox

Rev. Preston Cox is a musician, ordained minister, life coach, marketer of a petting zoo, and a new author! His book, A Big Little Something, is a lovely meditation on lovingkindness. It is a children's book, and as such is an invaluable resource to teach our young ones love, kindness, and empathy. In this episode we discuss Preston's journey to becoming a Children's Author and how the concept of empathy has influenced him along the way. You can find his book on Amazon. Please consider buying a copy or two (you can always donate to your local Library)! Check out his website by clicking on the link in his name to see what else he is up to!

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Aug 19, 201951:18
Empathy Alphabet - C is for Connection
Aug 12, 201904:11
#13 Empathy & The Empath Workshop
Aug 05, 201901:01:26
#12 Empathy & Takes a Break
Jun 21, 201917:47
#11 Empathy & Mind Reading

#11 Empathy & Mind Reading

We've all had experiences of resonance with friends, partners, and spouses where we can finish each other's sandwiches....I mean, sentences. In close relationships we can get to a level where we are able to predict and know what the other is thinking and feeling. That's part of empathy, right? Well...sure. But we've all had the misfortune of being misunderstood and unheard. Sometimes we can take the mind reading too far. In this episode we uncover what's happening there, and how we might be able to figure out how to go about it in a better way!

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Jun 09, 201918:46
#10 Empathy & Conversation: Rev. Aurelia Davila Pratt

#10 Empathy & Conversation: Rev. Aurelia Davila Pratt

This is my conversation with Rev. Aurelia Davila Pratt. We talked about the contagious nature of empathy, the personal craft of preaching, and the divine nature in us all. You can find out more information about Aurelia and her congregation at We reference a sermon that she was writing at the time... you can find the audio of that sermon, “The Heart isn’t Deceitful”, at their website or here:

NOTE: I am learning as I go along!! You might need to turn the volume up for the conversation after the introduction! 

Jun 03, 201939:55
#9 Empathy & Listening
May 21, 201921:37
#8 Empathy & The Empath Pt 2

#8 Empathy & The Empath Pt 2

 I believe that we are all built with an instinctual ability to understand each other…across cultures, races, and genders….through the power of empathy. In this episode I continue to describe how this understanding fits into my identity as and empath. It's a combination of science and the esoteric. Come join in on the conversation at

May 05, 201922:38
#7 Empathy & The Jesus Story

#7 Empathy & The Jesus Story

This episode was recorded the week before Easter 2019. In it we discuss a few of the Biblical references to the Jesus story and how empathy is plays out in the life of the Jewish Rabbi from Nazareth.

Apr 22, 201921:34
#6 Empathy & The Empath Pt 1

#6 Empathy & The Empath Pt 1

I have been called sensitive my entire life. Over time I've come to understand that my sensitivities give me a different perspective on, and a heightened understanding of others emotions. I've had some really strange encounters, and the only way I can explain it is to call it what it is. I'm an empath. This is the first installment of many where I discuss what that means to me. Join in the conversation at

Apr 08, 201921:29
#5 Empathy & Fear

#5 Empathy & Fear

What happens when our brains get flooded with stress hormones too much? Can we condition ourselves to primarily see danger? Is it possible to rewire our instinct, through mindfulness and meditation, to make our emotional response serve us properly...rather than drive us to anxiety? Today we discuss this as we learn of the story of Lou Williams, journeyman NBA player and McDonald's fan.

Apr 02, 201920:45
#4 Empathy & Story

#4 Empathy & Story

 This week I am contemplating the stories we tell ourselves and others…..and why we just might want to remove the word WHY out of our vocabulary. We also discuss the 4 myths of vulnerability popularized by Dr. Brené Brown in her book Daring Greatly.

Mar 25, 201924:38
Empathy & Meditation - Beach

Empathy & Meditation - Beach

Relax, find a place to sit quietly for 10 minutes, and join Michael in a guided meditation along the beach.

Mar 04, 201910:07
#3 Empathy & Emotions Pt 2

#3 Empathy & Emotions Pt 2

There is so much more to cover, so you get another round of Empathy & Emotions! We talk through the Buddhist concepts of impermanence and detachment as well as introduce meditation as a valuable tool in the work of empathy. 

Mar 04, 201917:18
Empathy Alphabet - B is for Bravery

Empathy Alphabet - B is for Bravery

In this episode we discuss bravery by listening to the story of Malala  Yousafzai. How can we utilize our superpower of empathy to enhance our own bravery and magnify the bravery of those around us?

Feb 21, 201903:07
#2 Empathy & Emotions

#2 Empathy & Emotions

This is a big one! We discuss the difference between emotions and feelings and how they correspond to the parts of the brain that inform empathy.  I also give a perspective on how to minimize taking on others emotions as a possible side effect to empathy.

Feb 21, 201915:24
Empathy Alphabet - A is for Afraid

Empathy Alphabet - A is for Afraid

We kick off our tour around the alphabet by discussing what it looks like when we are afraid, and how we can use our empathy with others when we see they need help.

Feb 21, 201903:46