This page has resources for developing a vision of your life changed by an acts of compassion and how that generates the power for systemic change.

Resilience by Bob Doppelt of The Resource Innovation Group, about cultivating the capacity of individuals and groups to 

  • constructively respond rather than automatically react to traumas and toxic stresses with fear-based fight, flight or freeze actions when they are not needed, and
  • use adversities of all types as transformational catalysts to learn, grow, and
  • increase personal, social, and ecological wellbeing (post-traumatic growth).

Principles for Helpers by Bob Lupton, Focused Community Strategies. Good intentions and kindhearted spirits, while commendable, are insufficient guarantees of positive outcomes.

Elation: The Amazing Effects of Kindness
"...when you consider performing an act of kindness, think about its potential three-way positive effect."

How Random Acts of Kindness Change Reality

The 5 Side Effects of Kindness

Life Vest Inside - Kindness Boomerang - "One Day" 6-minute video

Self-compassion is not self-indulgence, it is a source of personal resilience in the presence of suffering. Extending kindness and acceptance toward ourselves empowers us to do the same for others.

The Work of Love This workbook is an opportunity for self-transformation and freedom from the grip of the culture of separation and conflict that has been programmed into us from birth. The challenging questions are designed to stimulate a lengthy self-examination of unconscious beliefs that block our natural ability to connect and belong with others.

Reading Resources on Homelessness

Building a movement:

First Follower: Leadership Lessons from a Dancing Guy -- "Everyone needs to see the followers, because new followers emulate followers - not the leader." 

Lifecycle of Emergence: When separate, local efforts connect with each other as networks then strengthen as communities of practice, suddenly and surprisingly a new system emerges at a greater level of scale.

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