Looking Through Broken Glass: 10 ways to be more compassionate in the wake of the conflict in Ukraine

Looking Through Broken Glass: 10 ways to be more compassionate in the wake of the conflict in Ukraine
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If everybody looks through broken glass, then together, we are looking at a world that looks broken. When I notice my crack‚Ķyou notice yours, and we start healing our cracks, then we begin to look at the world through clear glass. And that‚Äôs what trauma healing does. It starts unifying the world. ~Thomas H√ľb

How many cracks have appeared in our window over the last few years: COVID, Syria, the death of George Floyd and too many others, floods, droughts, fires and now the invasion of Ukraine. Can you make sense of what is happening? Do you dare take a side other than on the side of ‚Äúkill no one in my name?‚ÄĚ Imagine the unimaginable‚ÄĒyour community being invaded. For what? Consider the fear of people on both sides, one side for their lives, the other side for seeing their sons, brothers and fathers coming back in body bags. In whose name is this insanity being perpetrated?

What can we do to help the peoples of Ukraine and Russia:
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With warmest regards,

Marilyn
 
 
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Healing the Divide: MeToo to WeTogether

"I have been deeply touched by my experiences with GERI courses. While I have long been aware of gender injustice and violence, true solutions are rare. This kind of truth telling and witnessing opened my heart and mind to the possibility of true gender equality."~ Alex Eppel, Male Participant, USA

Can you imagine being part of a group who actually share their truth together - across the genders? A group of people who begin to re-invent our human future together‚ÄĒreplacing our legacy of¬† gender dysfunction with a new civilization of beloved community?

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WHAT WOULD MAISIE DO?

Next month's Global Read! Through sixteen books, the Maisie Dobbs series has had a resounding impact on fans. Readers have shared with author Jacqueline Winspear how Maisie‚Äôs stories have resonated with them or helped them through difficult times. Fans have been inspired by the heroine‚Äôs resilience and endurance, repurposing her strength in their own lives in a way perhaps best embodied by the phrase ‚ÄúWhat Would Maisie Do?‚ÄĚ

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March 16, Donation or Free
 
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COMPASSION, CULTURE AND KITBAG

Charter for Compassion invites you to an interactive workshop using International Future Forum’s Kitbag to grow a culture of compassion. Designed by psychologists and therapists with input from artists and musicians, Kitbag is used widely in schools and families in Scotland. It opens a safe space to explore feelings, to be present and to grow understanding and empathy for each other. 

During this workshop, you will have an experience of using the different elements and hear from children in Scotland about its value in their lives.The workshop will be held on Wednesday 2nd March at 7am Pacific Time and again at 3pm Pacific Time. We look forward to seeing you there.

 March 2, 7 am PT and 3 pm PT 
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EdNet: Flourish Project with Wendy Ellyatt

Wendy will share the core vision that has underpinned a thirty-year interest in human flourishing and her ongoing work through The Flourish Project, FutureGens, The Save Childhood Movement, National Children’s Day UK, The UK Spirituality in Education Alliance (SIEUK), The Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll) and the SDG Thought Leaders Circle.

In 2021, she wrote the 
Little Book of Education and developed the SDG Handbooks for Schools.

She is currently working on the creation of a new digital wellbeing platform for schools, is exploring a light-touch way of working with parents and teachers on Understanding Family Patterns and is theming this year‚Äôs National Children‚Äôs Day UK on ‚ÄėChoose Kind,‚Äô with a particular interest in the Science and Biology of Unkindness. Through her combined activities, she is actively promoting the development of new narratives that promote cross-disciplinary collaboration and eco-systemic thinking. Join us.

March 3, 7:30-9 am PT 
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CONVERSATION COLLECTIVE'S GRIEF SERIES

Conversation Collective is now offering an ongoing series focused on examining grief. Through mindfulness and breath practices, journaling, one-on-one conversation, and group check-in, we will gently explore the dimensions of grief. Sessions will incorporate very subtle movement and breathing. Please join us for these weekly gatherings if you desire meaningful conversation about grief, loss, and life.

Disclaimer: This series is not therapy. The facilitators have no special degrees in grief counseling. Our hope is to hold space for community to bring some wonder to the topic of grief and death ‚Äď an experience that unites us as humans and from which there is so much wisdom and learning to gain. For questions contact
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