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Empathy, Sympathy, and Compassion – What’s the Difference?

By Compassion It Team | August 27, 2017

                      Empathy, sympathy, and compassion are three words that many use interchangeably. It’s a legitimate mistake, because these words can be confusing. While these words are near cousins, they are not synonymous with one another. Empathy means that you feel what a person is feeling.  Sympathy means…

A New Twist On The Carolina-Duke Rivalry

By oyuys | April 9, 2017

Chapel Hill, N.C. – Duke blue and Carolina blue normally don’t mix. The heated rivalry between Duke University and the University of North Carolina athletic teams makes every sporting event hard-fought. But this week, you might spot UNC and Duke student-athletes wearing each others’ colors, albeit briefly. The athletic departments from both schools have partnered…

Why Chicago Needs Our Help

By oyuys | September 6, 2016

We are doing our best to inspire compassionate actions in Chicago in order to heal the apathy, anger, and violence plaguing the west and south sides. During a recent call with our COMPASSION IT Chicago team, volunteer Lori Burns (pictured above) shared a frightening story that brought me to tears. I asked her to put…

4 Ways To Make Compassion Contagious

By oyuys | June 13, 2016

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” Mahatma Gandhi After yesterday’s attack in Orlando, it is easy to lose faith in humanity; but we must not give up on our fellow man. We can each do…

​Oglethorpe Point Elementary: A Case Study For Pro-Compassion

By oyuys | February 16, 2016

At COMPASSION IT, we encourage schools and parents to introduce compassion to prevent and curb bullying. Our reversible wristbands are an easy and tangible tool that make compassion accessible for all ages. Nearly one out of three students reports being bullied, according to the National Center for Educational Statistics 2013. Because of this, most schools…

​What If My Child Is Bullying?

By oyuys | February 15, 2016

At COMPASSION IT, we encourage schools and parents to introduce compassion to prevent and curb bullying. Our reversible wristbands are an easy and tangible tool that make compassion accessible for all ages. As I’ve researched how to help a child who bullies, I’ve seen a common theme: compassion. Not only should parents and educators practice compassion…

A Victim’s Story: How Bullying Affected Sam

By oyuys | February 15, 2016

At COMPASSION IT, we encourage schools and parents to introduce compassion to prevent and curb bullying. Our reversible wristbands are an easy and tangible tool that make compassion accessible for all ages. My friend Sam* stopped by while I was writing a piece about the warning signs of bullying. His normally smiley face instantly turned…

9 Warning Signs Of Bullying

By oyuys | February 11, 2016

At COMPASSION IT, we encourage schools and parents to introduce compassion to prevent and curb bullying. Our reversible wristbands are an easy and tangible tool that make compassion accessible for all ages.  Bullying happens more often than we think. Have you ever had this thought? “I’m SURE my child won’t get bullied. And if she…

What Is Bullying (And What Isn’t Bullying)?

By oyuys | February 11, 2016

At COMPASSION IT, we encourage schools and parents to introduce compassion to prevent and curb bullying. Our reversible wristbands are an easy and tangible tool that make compassion accessible for all ages. Nearly one out of three students reports being bullied, according to the National Center for Educational Statistics 2013. Because of this, most schools…

The Best Of 2015

By oyuys | December 29, 2015

It’s easy to smile as we look back on 2015.  Here are some highlights: 1 – Thousands of schoolchildren around the world joined the COMPASSION IT movement. (West Hants SchoolsPlus in Nova Scotia brought COMPASSION IT to 1800 children!) 2 – We led COMPASSION IT training for over 550 college students at UPenn, San Diego…

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