Teaching Children Empathy

Japans Answer to teaching children empathy


This clip was passed to me yesterday and I was so deeply moved by it, I felt it important to pass it on. ‘Children Full of Life’  is a short documentry (separated into 5  x 10 mins clips on you tube) on a teacher in japan who is teaching his grade 4 students to develop empathy.

The depth of the little kids emotions and the ability they develop with this teacher to share them  was deeply touching. I was moved to tears a few times, proud of them, proud of their courage.  These little people are learning perhaps one of the most important human skills  – empathy.  

If  schools around  the globe, begin including  in their ciriculum, lessons in empathy, compassion, remorse and forgiveness we may in the next generations,  experience a whole new level at which humanity communicates. 

I was inspired and so very proud of these boys and girls.


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Are you getting your daily hit of  Validation?

Though the message is simple, its obviously one people needed and wanted to hear.  Written directed and composed by Kurt Kuenne and starring TJ Thyne & Vicki Davis, Validation has won a string of esteemed awards and gained immense popularity around the globe. 

Validation’s Awards

* Best Narrative Short –  Cleveland International Film Festival

* Best Short Comedy – Hawaii International Film Festival

* Crystal heart Award – Breckenridge Festival of Film

* Best Short Film & Audience Award – Heartland Film Festival

* Best Short Film – Sedona International Film Festival

* Christopher & Dana Reeve Audience Award –  Williamstown Film Festival

* Best Comedy – Dam Short Film Festival

* Audience Award – Gen Art Chicago Film Festival

* Jury Award Winner

Validation..  we all need it from time to time


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Inspiring movies, books & personal growth directories

courtesy ericweisstein.com

courtesy ericweisstein.com

The number of people searching for inspiration these days is astounding. Two posts I wrote recently that have resonated with a great number of people are ‘looking for meaning in your life’ and ‘the most inspiring movie this decade’ 

My personal search for inspirational material continues and while there is alot of commercial garbage about, I do come across some absolute gems from time to time.  Here is some of the most recent sites and info ive found that may interest you.   

Magazine: I have recently taken an annual prescription for is What is enlightenment? Delivered right to your door four times a year and costing $19.95, its a great read. A non profit magazine, its full with inspiring articles, great book reccomendations, details for courses around the globe and pages upon pages of inspiration.

Inspiring Movies: For those who enjoy being inspired via cinema, Ive found a wonderful website that delivers monthly inspirational movies to your door.  A great number of incredibly inspiring movies are created every year, however due to the movie monguels of holywood not believing that there is a big enough audience for these movies, they simply do not get to the big screen. The spiritual cinema circle gives the general public access to a fab selection of these wonderful movies.  For your info, here are some customer reviews for the website.

Movie Reviews: If you are looking for inspiring movies to watch, here are a few websites that review spiritual and inspiring movies. http://www.spiritual-short-stories.com/spiritual-movies.html and  http://www.spiritualteachers.org/moreinspiration.htm 

Inspirational WebsitesFinding information thats both inspiring and helpful on the web can often mean wading through alot  of commercial rubbish before finding something thats genuinely beneficial. Directories can often help to focus your search a little more. Here’s a few Ive found that offer some interesting options. 

USA/CAN : http://www.spiritandsky.com/ &   http://www.findthedivine.com/ 

UK/IRELAND/SCOTLAND: http://www.triple-moon.co.uk/links.php 

AUSTRALIA:  http://www.spiritfind.net/category.pl?Cat=Spiritual_Paths&Dir=SpiritFind

 Until next time

much love mysticmiss

Humanity Ascending.. The most inspiring movie released this decade

Ever watched a movie that touched your heart, your mind and your soul so deeply that you wanted to let the entire world know about it because you believed it had the potential to change the world?

Humanity Ascending, in my opinion is one of those movies.  And judging by their personal reviews, Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson and Rev. Michael Beckwith all feel the same way.

Barbara Marx Hubbard has done an incredible job of giving me hope that our world can move through this terribly destructive phase of existence we are currently in and progress to a new reality.. one filled with positive communication, love and compassion.

I urge you to take the time to watch this movie, I urge you to tell your friends and I urge you to spread the word of this masterpiece so that its message can be shared with the world. 

If you have seen this outstanding movie, please take a minute to share your thoughts via the comments section below.

View Humanity Ascending Online:  www.themanifest-station.com/ascending/

Learn more about Barbara Marx Hubbard: http://www.humanityascending.com/index.html

Until next time

love and laughter