How to Practice Compassion During a Divisive Time

By Compassion It Team | 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 Compassion It Team | 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 Compassion It Team | 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 Compassion It Team | 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 Compassion It Team | 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 Compassion It Team | 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…

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

By Compassion It Team | 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 Compassion It Team | 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…

Compassion in Rwandan Refugee Camps

Noticing Compassion at a Refugee Camp – Rwanda Part 1

By Compassion It Team | September 9, 2019

When I was invited by the nonprofit organization, Alight, to help figure out how to unleash compassion within refugee camps, I couldn’t say no. Our world is…

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…

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