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“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

Have you noticed tension rising as we get closer to the election? The divisiveness created by our two-party political system certainly takes the “united” out 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!”

Compassion It Opts to Act with REI

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.…

Embracing YESvember

Embracing the Month of YESvember

By Sara Schairer | November 5, 2019

Ready to end the year on high note? Why not change NOvember into YESvember, and see what happens. Why say “yes”? Saying yes isn’t easy. When…

Compassion It - Compassion at a Refugee Camp - Rwanda

How We Unleashed Compassion at a Refugee Camp – Rwanda Part 3

By Sara Schairer | October 16, 2019

My Compassion It teammate, Burrell Poe, and I joined the organization Alight for a week in Rwanda in order to unleash compassion within the healthcare system at…

Welcoming Refugees with Empathy – Rwanda Part 2

By Sara Schairer | October 16, 2019

What are skillful ways to manage the refugee crisis our world faces? As the number of displaced people rises each year, it’s a pressing question that…

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