This post was written by Kacy Mixon, PhD, LMFT, Social Media Specialist. She is a member of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn. By Kacy Mixon, PhD, LMFT Resource Discovery-Today’s “Resource Discovery” features a video that offers insight into the power of empathy. The animated RSA Shorts video highlights a portion of a presentation that researcher and story teller, Dr. Brené Brown, gave. Dr. Brown’s discussion not only distinguishes between empathy and sympathy but also explores how the use of empathy can ease pain and suffering. The animation was created by Katy Davis.Brown, B. (2015). Photo of brene brown. The Daring Way LLC. Retrieved from http://thedaringway.com/Dr. Brown is a licensed master social worker, best selling author and research professor at the University of Houston (Graduate College of Social work). Her research on vulnerability, courage, shame and worthiness has been featured on PBS, NPR, CNN, and the OWN network. She is also the founder and Chief Learning and Research Officer of The Daring Way, a training and certification program for helping professionals that are interested in Dr. Brown’s research initiatives. Her 2010 TEDx Houston talk on the Power of Vulnerability is one of the most widely viewed talks on TED.com with over 12 million views. She is also known for her 2012 TED Conference talk, Listening to Shame.