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What is Bullying? (And What is NOT Bullying?)

By oyuys | February 11, 2016

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and at COMPASSION IT, we encourage schools and parents to introduce compassion to prevent and curb bullying. Our reversible wristbands are an easy and tangible tool that make compassion accessible for all ages. If you’re a parent or an educator, you might share my fears. My daughter, Hannah, hasn’t…

The Best Of 2015

By oyuys | December 29, 2015

It’s easy to smile as we look back on 2015.  Here are some highlights: 1 – Thousands of schoolchildren around the world joined the COMPASSION IT movement. (West Hants SchoolsPlus in Nova Scotia brought COMPASSION IT to 1800 children!) 2 – We led COMPASSION IT training for over 550 college students at UPenn, San Diego…

Surviving The Holidays With Compassion

By oyuys | November 16, 2015

“You better watch out. You better not cry. “ You might think the above words are aimed at our children, since the all-powerful Santa Claus will only leave gifts to “nice” kids (not “naughty”). But I think this phrase is aimed at adults, too. It’s a warning about what is around the corner…the holidays. Sure,…

Practice Generosity On #GivingTuesday

By oyuys | November 10, 2015

Please help us share compassion around the world.  DONATE to COMPASSION IT on #GivingTuesday – Dec. 1, 2015.   What is Giving Tuesday? You’re familiar with Black Friday, right? Retailers offer huge discounts to jump-start holiday spending. Typically we see news reports of people trampling each other at various big box stores as they rush for their favorite…

A Tribute To Wayne Dyer

By oyuys | August 30, 2015

I just found out that Wayne Dyer passed away. In case you aren’t aware of his work, he was a best-selling author and motivational speaker, and Wayne Dyer is the reason that COMPASSION IT exists. That is not an exaggeration. In May of 2014, I met a fellow San Diegan who knew Wayne Dyer, and he…

Week Of Compassion

By oyuys | July 7, 2015

“Seinfeld” fans, do you remember the “Summer of George”? It seems as if we’re in the midst of the “Week of Compassion,” and it’s exciting…and inspiring…and BUSY. Please read about our big week, and join us when you can. We’d love to have the COMPASSION IT community involved as much as possible. Event #1 –…

Practicing Compassion For ISIS Members

By oyuys | March 16, 2015

It was an image that we may never erase from our minds, although we wish we could. We saw men draped in black standing behind a long line of men dressed in orange jumpsuits. The captions and headlines informed us that ISIS members had beheaded 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians. One of my students brought up…

10 Reasons We Loved ’14

By oyuys | January 5, 2015

10 Reasons We Loved ’14 1 – We keep growing! COMPASSION IT wristbands are prompting compassionate actions and attitudes in 49 U.S. states, 47 countries and six continents. In fact, just last week, a teacher in Egypt purchased 200 pairs of wristbands for his students. So now we’re “compassioning it” like Egyptians! (P.S. – We…

Favorite Images And Highlights From COMPASSION IT Africa

By oyuys | December 3, 2014

Through engaging and interactive talks, presentations, and workshops, we brought COMPASSION IT’s message to well over 500 individuals in Gaborone, Botswana! Top 10 Highlights (and favorite images) 1 – Sharing COMPASSION IT with Hundreds of Schoolchildren   I led COMPASSION IT lessons in two primary schools, and I LOVED it when these adorable children serenaded…

Fighting Racism With Compassion – Inspired By Nelson Mandela

By oyuys | November 24, 2014

“I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities.” -Nelson Mandela I ended my recent African COMPASSION IT outreach adventure with a fitting tribute to a man who has…

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