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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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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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Turning A Splash Into A Flood

By Shawn Nason / April 20, 2020 /

One of my “lean in” moments is to focus on the intensity of human connectedness and the responsibility we have for each other. Our lives, our livelihoods, our wellbeing are intricately tied and cannot be separated.

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Finding Joy in the Yuck

By Shawn Nason / March 31, 2020 / Comments Off on Finding Joy in the Yuck

Thirty frickin’ more days of social distancing. Really? The other night, we learned that we were going to have to live in our new norm of social distancing and shelter-in-place for at least another thirty days. I have to admit, these were not the words that I wanted to hear. Stress is getting higher in…

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