Vol 2 No. 54 January 12, 2024

Cultivate a Community of Compassion

Vol 2 No. 54 January 12, 2024

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Life truly is better together. When you’ve got your tribe by your side, they become your support system through the toughest moments and your biggest fans during those celebratory times. But to have the community you want, you first must be the person you want as part of your community.

Enhance your skills in care, emotional intelligence, resilience, and communication with the suggested courses below to cultivate a character of compassion. These skills will help you foster connections, strengthen relationships and contribute to the emotional well-being of yourself and others.

Midweek Mindset guest and hosts in studio

“Be Gentle and Understanding”


This week’s Midweek Mindset episode is a must-watch, featuring the wisdom and warmth of retired Social Worker and Counsellor Norma Thomas. She shared invaluable tips for supporting those going through grief and loss, along with empowering coping strategies for anyone facing it themselves. Norma also highlighted the many social services available to those seeking help. Dive into her impactful session below.

Recommended Courses

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University of California - Beginner Level - Approx. 12 hours to complete

Gain the tools to recognise your behaviours, moods, and impulses and to manage them best according to the situation.
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University of Pennsylvania - Beginner Level - Approx. 15 hours to complete

Explore resilience interventions like cognitive strategies, strategies to manage anxiety, and increase positive emotions such as gratitude.
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University of Colorado - Beginner Level - Approx. 7 hours to complete

Enrich your understanding of this critical yet under-appreciated facet of life by addressing such questions as: What is care? How valued is care work? Does money take the care out of care work?
people communicating in different ways

University of Michigan - Beginner Level - Approx. 14 hours to complete

Learn and apply the “foundational skills” in this course to both oral and written communication within and beyond health.


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