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The Best of 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 State, University of San Diego, Alliant University, and [...]

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Surviving the Holidays with Compassion

“You better watch out. You better not cry. “You might think the above words are aimed at our children, since the all-powerful Santa Claus will only leave gifts to “nice” kids (not “naughty”). But I think this phrase is aimed at adults, too. It’s a warning about what is around the corner…the holidays.Sure, this festive time of [...]

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Practice Generosity on #GivingTuesday

Please help us share compassion around the world.  DONATE to COMPASSION IT on #GivingTuesday - Dec. 1, 2015. What is Giving Tuesday? You're familiar with Black Friday, right? Retailers offer huge discounts to jump-start holiday spending. Typically we see news reports of people trampling each other at various big box stores as they rush for their favorite electronics. In recent years, [...]

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A Tribute to Wayne Dyer

I just found out that Wayne Dyer passed away. In case you aren’t aware of his work, he was a best-selling author and motivational speaker, and Wayne Dyer is the reason that COMPASSION IT exists.That is not an exaggeration.In May of 2014, I met a fellow San Diegan who knew Wayne Dyer, and he offered to [...]

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Week of Compassion

“Seinfeld” fans, do you remember the “Summer of George”?It seems as if we’re in the midst of the “Week of Compassion,” and it’s exciting…and inspiring…and BUSY. Please read about our big week, and join us when you can. We’d love to have the COMPASSION IT community involved as much as possible.Event #1 – Happy Birthday to the Dalai [...]

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Practicing Compassion for ISIS Members

It was an image that we may never erase from our minds, although we wish we could. We saw men draped in black standing behind a long line of men dressed in orange jumpsuits. The captions and headlines informed us that ISIS members had beheaded 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians.One of my students brought up this image during a [...]

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10 Reasons We Loved '14

10 Reasons We Loved '141 – We keep growing!COMPASSION IT wristbands are prompting compassionate actions and attitudes in 49 U.S. states, 47 countries and six continents. In fact, just last week, a teacher in Egypt purchased 200 pairs of wristbands for his students. So now we’re “compassioning it” like Egyptians! (P.S. – We don’t have any wristbands in [...]

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Favorite Images and Highlights from COMPASSION IT Africa

Through engaging and interactive talks, presentations, and workshops, we brought COMPASSION IT’s message to well over 500 individuals in Gaborone, Botswana!Top 10 Highlights (and favorite images)1 – Sharing COMPASSION IT with Hundreds of Schoolchildren I led COMPASSION IT lessons in two primary schools, and I LOVED it when these adorable children serenaded us (in both schools)! (Hopefully I can [...]

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Fighting Racism with Compassion - Inspired by Nelson Mandela

“I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities.”-Nelson MandelaI ended my recent African COMPASSION IT outreach adventure with a fitting tribute to a man who has inspired me during these past [...]

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Why We’ve Been Playing Toto on Repeat

We’re heading to Africa! (I think I’ll write that again so that it can sink in.) We’re heading to Africa!COMPASSION IT is thrilled and honored to announce our first international compassion education initiative. Two Stanford University-trained compassion teachers (the brilliant Susan Knier and yours truly) are heading to Botswana to share compassion cultivation techniques with empathy-fatigued nurses, social [...]

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