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How Self-Compassion Can Help You Finish 2020 Strong

By Shawn Nason / December 15, 2020 /

I’m calling on you to give yourself the gift of grace this year—and to extend it into 2021. Stop obsessing over your failures and start reminding yourself of your accomplishments. This isn’t for vanity; it’s for sanity. 

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Finding a Way Forward, Together: Future-Focused Inclusion

By Shawn Nason / August 18, 2020 / Comments Off on Finding a Way Forward, Together: Future-Focused Inclusion
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Healing the Great Divide: When a Red Man Stood Up for What Is Right

By Shawn Nason / June 18, 2020 /

My hope is that we develop enough courage to develop courage. To try to have, try to learn to treat each other fairly, with generosity and kindness. Maya Angelo I’ve never understood this quote more than I do today. Just like so many of you, I’m struggling with our current world. So much tension. So…

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Compassion and the Man in the Mirror

By Shawn Nason / May 26, 2020 /

Over the past several months, I’ve been on a journey to explore the topic of compassion, especially reflecting on compassion as the act of alleviating another person’s suffering. (See my recent blog Turning Empathy into Action.) Like many of you, I’ve had plenty of time to think over the past 60+ days. All of this…

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Flipping the Script: From Scarcity to Abundance

By Shawn Nason / May 12, 2020 /

Today, do you choose to live in fear, anxiety, and worry? Or, are you able to flip that and lean into freedom, abundance, and worth? Some days I do better than others as I walk confidently in freedom and abundance, and I claim my worth. But some days, holy sh*t, I just can’t do it.…

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Blow In, Blow Up, Blow Out

By Shawn Nason / May 6, 2020 /

Close your eyes and imagine this with me: There’s a guy on the stage playing his heart out on a piano and he’s delivering a sermon with his music. I guess you could even say he was on fire (like Jerry Lee Lewis). People in the crowd are standing up, waving their hankies in the…

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Turning Empathy into Action

By Shawn Nason / April 27, 2020 /

“If empathy is the great connector, compassion is the bridge between emotion and action.”

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