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What is Self-Compassion?

By Sara Schairer | March 26, 2021

I’ve been facilitating courses on compassion for over eight years now, and there’s one thing that keeps coming up again and again:   Most of us…

Compassion in Action

By Sara Schairer | March 24, 2021

A kind stranger recently posted the below drawing on social media, and he tagged Compassion It and me. The Chopra.com article, Compassion in Action: 15 Easy…

2020 Highlights (yes, we had a few)

By Sara Schairer | February 21, 2021

Hindsight might be 2020; however, like you, Burrell and I had no way of anticipating what the year would bring. We could never have predicted that…

“You Picked a Hell of a Week for Your Retreat”

By Sara Schairer | January 9, 2021

My friend Brett’s text message to me this morning sums it up…   “You picked a hell of a week for your retreat.”   Boy, ignorance…

For Workplace Leaders: 11 Tips to Promote Self-Compassion

By Sara Schairer | December 14, 2020

  My teammate, Burrell Poe, and I recently led a 90-minute self-compassion workshop for 20 leaders of a large organization. We asked them prior to the…

How to Practice Compassion During a Divisive Time

By Sara Schairer | October 5, 2020

It’s not always easy to “compassion it.” Especially when the divisiveness created by our two-party political system takes the “united” out of the United States of…

Invite your enemies to tea

Inviting Your Enemies – or Howard Stern – to Tea

By Sara Schairer | March 7, 2020

What Happens When You Invite Your Enemies to Tea? Howard Stern entered an elevator and found himself face-to-face with Regis Philbin – a man he had…

2019 Highlights

By Sara Schairer | January 6, 2020

As I reflect back on Compassion It’s eighth year, I can’t help but feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment and joy.  Here’s why: 1 – We…

How to Disconnect to Connect

By Sara Schairer | November 26, 2019

I don’t know about you, but every year the holiday shopping ads seem to appear earlier and earlier. I get emails about Black Friday, Giving Tuesday* and Cyber Monday, and they tell me, “Click here! Go to our website, and spend your money with us!”

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Want to “Compassion It”? Opt to Act with REI

By Sara Schairer | November 26, 2019

In 2015, retail and outdoor recreation services giant REI created a brilliant campaign to get people off of their phones and computers and into the world.…

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