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This blog celebrates empathy, compassion, altruism, generosity and kindness
in support of
 positive, sustainable social change. It’s also meant to remind you
of our innate goodness and eternal oneness.

 

3 Things You Can’t Take Back

3 Things You Can’t Take Back

Gratitude. A simple word that holds the gift of forgiveness and connection to the present moment. Hard as I try, I don’t remember when I made the decision to live forward. What I recall is a conversation I had with my now departed dad in the summer of 1995. It was...

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How to build an #EmpathyGeneration

How to build an #EmpathyGeneration

January 2017, North London. I could hear a group of sixteen year-olds climb four floors of the school’s science building to reach my classroom, chanting: “U gang, U gang, U gang!” My class was composed of twenty-one boys. Boys only – a decision made by senior...

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Why Weaving (not that kind!) should be on your Bucket List

Why Weaving (not that kind!) should be on your Bucket List

“The central journey of modern life is moving self to service.” - Relationalist Manifesto One of my former students is a Rhodes Scholar. While studying at Oxford, Joanna attended two retreats with her fellow Rhodies. The first was called Service and Leadership. The...

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Thank you, Sesame Street, for always promoting empathy

Thank you, Sesame Street, for always promoting empathy

I’m sure you know the alphabet song. Go, ahead, sing it in your head. Now, what about the melody for counting from one to twelve? If you grew up in the 70s like me, you know the Ladybug’s Picnic or this other Sesame Street classic. (Apologies if either tune sticks in...

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Empathy, Compassion and the Golden Rule

Empathy, Compassion and the Golden Rule

Note: This blog includes wishful thinking. Cynics, pessimists and curmudgeons should take a pass. Malaysia’s Tioman island is known for its beautiful beaches, lush greenery and crystal clear sea waters. It’s also the resting place of a beautiful dragon princess....

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Purposeful Empathy Trailblazer: A Spotlight on Wanda Bedard

Purposeful Empathy Trailblazer: A Spotlight on Wanda Bedard

Wanda is a proud grandmother and small business owner. She also rides a Kawasaki Vulcan and clocks about 5000km per year. No mid-life crisis. She simply loves the wind in her face. In the 1990s, while having breakfast with her two daughters, she felt sick to her...

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