Compassion: Three Women, Three Approaches

Compassion: Three Women, Three Approaches
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March 2: Dr. Margaret Hannah and Kitbag

Using International Futures Forum's Kitbag to Grow Compassion, the Charter for Compassion invites you to an interactive workshop using IFF’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 up 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.

Date/Time: ​Wednesday, March 2, the workshop will be held at 7am Pacific Time and again at 3pm Pacific Time. Register here for either session.



March 3: Wendy Ellyatt and Flourishing 

Through this presentation Wendy will share the core vision that has underpinned a thirty year interest in human flourishing and her ongoing work through The Flourish ProjectFutureGensThe Save Childhood MovementNational Children’s Day UKThe 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’s National Children’s Day UK on ‘Choose Kind’, 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.

Date/Time: ​Thursday, March 3, 7:30-9:00 am PST.  Register.


March 16: Jacqueline Winspear on What Would Maisie Do?

Through seventeen books, the Maisie Dobbs series has had a resounding impact on fans. Readers have shared with author Jacqueline Winspear how Maisie’s stories have resonated with them or helped them through difficult times. Fans have been inspired by the heroine’s resilience and endurance, repurposing her strength in their own lives in a way perhaps best embodied by the phrase “What Would Maisie Do?”

Anchored by thirty of Maisie's most timeless quotes, coupled with Jacqueline Winspear’s inspiration for each nugget of wisdom, these reflections offer readers additional insight into the world of Maisie Dobbs and invite them to reflect on favorite moments and memories. Here are just a few:

On the value of respect: “Liking a person we are required to have dealings with is not of paramount importance. But respect is crucial, on both sides, as is tolerance and a depth of understanding of those influences that sculpt a character.”

On grieving: “Grief is a pilgrimage along a path that allows us to reflect upon the past from points of remembrance held in the soul. At times the way is filled with stones underfoot and we feel pained by our memories, yet on other days the shadows reflect our longing and those happinesses shared.”

On the importance of departure: “Leaving that which you love breaks your heart open. But you will find a jewel inside, and this precious jewel is the opening of your heart to all that is new and all that is different, and it will be the making of you—if you allow it to be.”

If you have read all seventeen of the Maisie Dobbs series, you will be engrossed in this conversation.  If you haven't then you will be inspired to make Maisie a part of your future reading. 

Date/Time: ​Wednesday, March 16th at 9 am PST.  Register.