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Fetzer Blog

Jan 13, 2015

Vic Strecher, PhD, MPH is a professor and Director for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

Jan 08, 2015

As we ease into 2015, we look back on some highlights from 2014 and welcome and offer our gratitude for every one of you who are part of our online community, now nearly 150,000 strong!

Jan 29

The hay in the loft misses the night sky, so the old roof leaks a few stars. --Ted Kooser & Jim Harrison Photo: Kyle Richner via Unsplash.com

Jan 28

A #poem to take your breath away (it did mine!) and remind you of the power of small acts of #kindness.

Jan 28

Talking about the “benefits of forgiveness” can feel slightly self-serving, like donating to charity only so you can tell people about it later. But one reason why people might avoid forgiving is that it feels like the offender gets away with something—especially if he or she never apologized.

Jan 28

The great virtue in life is real #courage that knows how to face facts and live beyond them. --D.H. Lawrence Photo: MMAARRSS via Morguefile.com

Jan 27

Scientists at the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds are finding that well-being skills in the classroom are showing early promise for helping children pay attention and perform well in school. Read all about it and watch Richie Davidson discuss the project at the World Economic Forum in #Davos! http://news.wisc.edu/23437 #kindness #compassion #mindfulness

Jan 27

This story and the accompanying photos so touched us. "I have wanted to do this for 70 years. I #love you, I love you so much," Joshua Kaufman, a former prisoner in the Dachau concentration camp, told Daniel Gillespie, one of his liberators. #HolocaustRemembranceDay

Jan 27

"Wholeness can only come from broken hearts that are healed and they can only be healed when they respond to each other." In this poignant video, Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp talks about his family's experience during the Holocaust, #forgiveness as a moment of the #heart, the difficulties of forgiving, and a lesson he learned from one of his students. #HolocaustRemembranceDay

Jan 26

The high-flying #sport of #bicycle #motocross can seem more an individual pursuit than an exercise in #love and #cooperation, but a #Jamaican initiative, overseen by the Oracabessa Foundation, is using the sport as a lever to community, cooperation, and safety. #bmx

Jan 26

Calling all New York City high school students: The Ling Jiou Mountain Buddhist Society Love and Forgiveness – A Call for Art competition is accepting submissions through February 15, 2015. Open to NYC teens between 14- and 19-years-old, this competition is designed to help foster inter-faith dialogue on the topic, "Love and Forgiveness in the Modern World." Five awards of $500 each will be given, and the top 30 entries will be featured at a public exhibition at the Helen Mills Event Space & Theater! Find details at the link. Please pass the word to any NYC student artists you know!

Jan 26

Each day is a secret story woven around the radiant #heart of #wonder. We let our days fall away like empty shells and miss all the treasure. –John O’Donohue Photo: MGDboston via Morguefile.com

Jan 25

Our #relationship lives in the space between us—it doesn’t live in me or in you or even in the dialogue between the two us—it lives in the space we live together and that space is #sacred #space. –-Martin Buber Photo: MGDboston via Morguefile.com

Jan 24

"Letting go of hurt and anger is a grind, and #forgiveness only works if you practise it regularly, and are prepared to fail often without giving up." A worthy read.

Jan 24

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. #Kindness in giving creates #love. --Lao Tzu Photo: Maena via Morguefile.come

Jan 23

We’ve not met Sowmya Ayyar in person, yet we’re awed by her creative efforts to spread #love and #forgiveness through her life and work and her myriad ways of using our Conversation Cards!

Jan 23

Great Friday treat: On Being with Krista Tippett is interviewing poet Mary Oliver now. Follow live tweets @beingtweets!

Jan 23

Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by day, in all the thousand small, uncaring ways. --Stephen Vincent Benet Photo: columbia114 via Morguefile.com

Jan 22

#TBT Author Naseem Rakha - The Crying Tree recalls a poignant interview she did that drew her into the subject of #forgiveness and moved her to write The Crying Tree.

Jan 22

There is no greater loan than a sympathetic ear. --Frank Tyger Photo: grietgriet via Morguefile.com

Jan 21

"In both kids and adults, #touch is the glue that makes social bonds," according to neuroscientist, David J. Linden. (By the way, today is National #Hug Day--though we like to think there's a good reason for hugging everyday, everywhere--hint...)

Jan 21

The deepest wishes of the #heart find expression in secret #prayer. --George E. Rees Photo: Sudiono Muji via Unsplash.com

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Jan 29

2/18 screening of @RedLinesFilm - Syrian activists on mission to save their country - w/ @andreasparkler @AULibrary. http://t.co/ZVOqF0kB5D

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Jan 29

The hay in the loft misses the night sky, so the old roof leaks a few stars. --Ted Kooser & Jim Harrison

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Jan 29

RT @FulfillDaily: Why You Should Practice #Forgiveness Even When It's Really Hard To by @swhitbo http://t.co/x30pMVZrSA http://t.co/dPLkjSc…

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Jan 29

RT @emmaseppala: How #Mindfulness is Revolutionizing Mental Health Care by @carolyn_greg http://t.co/KfTgYttdXe #mentalhealth

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Jan 29

#Altruism is great lens for making important individual & cultural change, says Matthieu Ricard. http://t.co/j6lVMObM6v via @TEDTalks

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Jan 29

#Friendship9 "Even though we were treated unjustly...nonviolence prevailed, &...that's our message to young people." http://t.co/zlsRzmlgoP

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Jan 29

Judge Throws Out Convictions Of Civil Rights Pioneers, 'Friendship 9' http://t.co/zlsRzmlgoP

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Jan 29

RT @NickKristof: How Do We Increase Empathy? My column about literature, volunteering, prayer--and pandas http://t.co/zkO6IKiRvF http://t.c…

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Jan 28

"Card-Carrying" #Yoga Teacher Spreads #Love and #Forgiveness in #India. http://t.co/n1qS4nUlUx

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Jan 28

RT @FredericBrussat: Empathy and Reading: Since 2008, Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin of the School of Life in London have been su... http…

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