Created in 2012

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Light-hearted example of the “A Practical EmPath” system (PEP) inspired by Nonviolent Communication (NVC) being used in a disagreement between lovers.

Sassy Strummer wants to spend time with Drummer Boy out on the town. He wants alone time with his music. She gets angry and pushes for her way. He shows empathy while standing his ground.

This animation is short, funny, and shows ways to use empathy. And… zombies!

We all need more empathy! When a thing like this piece of media spreads, it does the world good. Please help it go viral! Please upvote and comment. Share to your blogs.

Script and animation by Scott Howard Swain.

You can read Scott’s book, “A Practical EmPath” (PEP), for free at


talk to Empath, your free private personal coach. Created in 2018 and trained on Scott’s book. Share anything you like with her


buy the card game he developed for the weekly free “Practical Empathy Practice Group“, Play to Evolve at