You, Me, Empathy - Episode 44: The Transformative Power of Compassion with Virginia Hunter Sampson

On Episode 44 of You, Me, Empathy, author and speaker Virginia Hunter Sampson and I explore the transformative power of compassion, how living compassionately boosts mental health, and the limits of compassion.


Virginia has done extensive writing and speaking on the subject of compassion. Some would say she’s passionate about compassion! Check out her books on compassion for adults and children, Compassion Magic and Superhero Sam Saves His Family.

We also talk about Virginia’s own mental health journey, losing her husband, and how that loss affected her and her kids. We define compassion, explore the evolutionary biological basis for compassion, how our culture focuses on gross overwork and achievement over kindness and compassion, how living compassionately reduces anxiety, depression, and inflammation, the principles of self-compassion, setting boundaries with your compassion, and more!

For links we mentioned during this episode, scroll down.

Thanks for listening, and thanks for empathizing with us!