There may be a million words in the English language, but it’s hard to find the right ones when trying to support a loved one coping with a crisis. You go to the local store for an empathy card and not one seems to do the situation justice. Emily McDowell’s experience with fighting cancer and receiving a plethora of cards sparked an idea to create a set of cards for the relationships we actually have. McDowell combined writing, illustrations and human observations to launch Empathy Cards, the world’s first set of cards that captures good humor without false cheer and a feeling of understanding and love. As an extension of Empathy Cards, McDowell has teamed up with empathy expert Dr. Kelsey Crowe for There Is No Good Card for is: What to Say and Do When Life Is Scary, Awful, and Unfair to People You Love, the ultimate guide (available Jan. 17) to help increase emotional intelligence and learn how to offer comfort and support when someone you know is in pain.