How to Curb Workplace Burnout with Self-Compassion

By Compassion It Team | September 9, 2019

Deadlines, back-to-back meetings, overflowing inboxes – oh my! While they might not be lions, tigers, or bears, the anxiety you might feel from workplace demands can feel nearly as threatening.   If you’re not sleeping well, feeling stressed out, disengaging from your work, or finding yourself utterly exhausted, you might be suffering from workplace burnout.…

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2018 Compassion It Highlights

By Compassion It Team | January 12, 2019

1 – Burrell & I led our first two-day training, and it was FANTASTIC…and FUN! In December 2018, we had the honor of designing and leading a 2-day training for nearly 50 staff members of the University of Chicago Medical Center. Participants included trauma surgeons, training & development managers, nurses, chaplains and others. We introduced…

Compassion in Prison? THAT Takes Courage.

By Compassion It Team | November 26, 2018

Yay for Giving Tuesday!  Do you believe in the work we do at Compassion It? Please consider supporting our efforts through your one-time donation or by becoming a monthly donor via our Compassion It Advocate program. Enjoy the post below to learn more about Compassion It’s outreach efforts in correctional facilities.   Malcolm* didn’t beat…

What Happens When Compassion Meets Competition?

By Compassion It Team | June 6, 2018

(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…

Introducing Compassion It to Baltimore Youth

By Compassion It Team | May 3, 2018

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…

How Compassion Prevented a School Shooting

By Compassion It Team | February 28, 2018

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…

13 Compassion It Highlights from ’17

By Compassion It Team | December 29, 2017

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…

Healing Holiday Grief with Compassion

By Compassion It Team | December 13, 2017

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…

A Refugee Takes Refuge in Compassion

By Compassion It Team | November 27, 2017

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…

Through the Eyes of Inmates – Week 4

By Compassion It Team | October 28, 2017

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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