Posts by Compassion It Team

What Happens When Compassion Meets Competition?

(Check out the above video about our experience! Hats off to High Tech High student Tatianna Steiner for editing the video.) I teamed up with Gary Ware of Breakthrough Play and Jeff Harry of Play-Well TEKnologies for Global School Playday on February 7, 2018. We led a compassion- and play-focused experiment for High Tech High School…

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Introducing Compassion It to Baltimore Youth

I’m THRILLED to announce a brand-new initiative! In honor of our mission to inspire compassionate actions and attitudes, we have created the Compassion It Community Outreach Program to support other non-profit organizations. We’ve chosen Holistic Life Foundation (HLF) as the first recipient of our community outreach initiative. HLF reaches thousands of Baltimore-area children and families…

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How Compassion Prevented a School Shooting

On Feb. 7, 2018, I received an email from a Compassion It community member that moved me to tears. This note had even more meaning a week later when a gunman killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. The email came from a father of a courageous daughter. They both gave me…

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13 Compassion It Highlights from ’17

What a year it has been! Thanks to so many of you, we have brought Compassion It into homes, workplaces, schools, universities, jails, prisons, and even the United States Senate. Check out our top highlights from this past year: 1 – Inmates joined our 30-Day Compassion It Challenge Thanks to partnerships with the Prison Yoga…

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Healing Holiday Grief with Compassion

When I hear Andy Williams sing, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” I cringe. I replace “wonderful” and sing to myself, “It’s the most terrible time of the year.” Is anyone with me? For me and many others, the holidays are not full of joy. They are a stark reminder of those we…

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A Refugee Takes Refuge in Compassion

This powerful and true story of compassion was written by Colette Fitzgerald. An imprisoned refugee asked Colette about her Compassion It wristband, and no one could have predicted what happened next. I live in Austin, Texas, about 25 miles away from a Federal Detention Center. The detention center is like a prison for women from…

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Through the Eyes of Inmates – Week 4

Scroll down for this week’s reflections on compassion for friends and family written by Donovan Correctional Facility inmates. At Compassion It, we envision a day where compassion is practiced by every person, for every person, on every day. When we say every person, we mean EVERY person…including prison inmates. Thanks to partnerships with the nonprofits…

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FREE Anti-Bullying Pro-Compassion Lesson Plan

At Compassion It, we encourage schools and parents to introduce compassion to prevent and curb bullying. Want to bring Compassion It to your school? Here is a FREE lesson plan to guide you: Compassion It Lesson Plan Our reversible wristbands are an easy and tangible tool that make compassion a priority. Point out acts of compassion…

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Through the Eyes of Inmates – Week 3

Scroll down for this week’s reflections on compassion for friends and family written by Donovan Correctional Facility inmates. At Compassion It, we envision a day where compassion is practiced by every person, for every person, on every day. When we say every person, we mean EVERY person…including prison inmates. Thanks to partnerships with the nonprofits…

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Through the Eyes of Inmates – Week 2

Scroll down for this week’s stories/reflections on mindfulness. At Compassion It, we envision a day where compassion is practiced by every person, for every person, on every day. When we say every person, we mean EVERY person…including inmates. Thanks to partnerships with the nonprofits Brilliance Inside and the Prison Yoga Project, we’re honored and thrilled…

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