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    Mindful Moments

    March 30 - April 3, 10:30 am PT

    In these unprecedented times, we are all facing increasing stress and anxiety due to the Corona Virus epidemic. We all need to take good self care and manage our emotional and mental wellbeing. No one else can do this for us

    We are pleased to inform you that Mandar Apte (Board Member of the Charter for Compassion and senior meditation teacher of the Art of Living Foundation) will be offering free online breath and meditation sessions to share healthy ways to reduce stress and anxiety. The online class will consist of five consecutive sessions, that will consist of simple breath and guided meditation techniques to relax the mind and improve clarity and energy levels. Attending all five sessions is mandatory.

    Register here.

    Urban Resilience

    April 1, 3pm PT

    Six years ago, Atlanta, Georgia joined the International Campaign for Compassionate Cities and committed to increasing compassion through local initiatives, policy and projects. Since then, the organization has turned its attention to creating awareness among civic and corporate leaders about the need to shift the public conversation from what’s wrong to focus on ways that a diverse community can bring about new possibilities. Compassionate Atlanta seeks to raise awareness about the benefits of compassionate action in the greater region with five specific initiatives: community conversations, Charter partners, mindfulness, living compassionately in a diverse world, and the children and youth initiative. Compassionate Atlanta has engaged 151 charter partners and through them, it reaches about 4,500 people annually. Online efforts, social media/newsletter, reach a little over 10,000 every year. Join Leanne Rubenstein and Iyabo Onipede for their presentation on a unique structure of a compassionate city initiative: education, collaboration and civic engagement.

    Learn more and Register Here.

    Poetry

    April 6, 2020

    A chance to learn about writing poetry from the one of the longest-serving poetry editors of a national magazine in American history. Come join us for this popular course in April which is National Poetry Month!

    Poetry has the power to inspire. Poetry can give witness to social injustices or show us how to live mindfully and compassionately. Poetry is therapeutic. For those who are hurting, poetry has the power to heal. Many people begin writing poetry as part of a healing process. By writing about what has injured our spirit in the past and about how we feel about ourselves presently, we can diminish suffering and begin to rediscover joy. This course will explore how writing poetry can inspire not only us, but others, how it can increase well-being, and how it can be used to teach tolerance, understanding, and compassion, including compassion for the earth and all living things. Learn more about the course and register here.

    Heather Malin

    April 7; 7:00am PT

    In Teaching for Purpose, Heather Malin explores the idea of purpose as the purpose of education and shows how educators can prepare youth to live intentional, fulfilling lives. The book highlights the important role that purpose—defined as “a future-directed goal that is personally meaningful and aimed at contributing to something larger than the self”—plays in optimal youth development and in motivating students to promote the cognitive and noncognitive skills that teachers want to instill. Based on a decade of research conducted at the Stanford University Center on Adolescence and infused with the engaging voices of purposeful youth, Teaching for Purpose offers a fresh, inspirational guide for educators who are looking for new ways to support students to succeed not only in school, but in life.

    Register for this webinar.

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