Showing Compassion this School Year

In recent weeks and coming days, school across the United States reopen unlike any other school year. Administrators and educators have been collaborating with health care experts and government officials to determine the safest way to educate young people.  

While the final plans may vary even within the same community, the needs for learning, safety, and effectiveness remain a priority. Of course, meeting some needs sometimes leaves other needs unmet. This school year may see needs for ease, clarity, and play looking a bit different.  

To keep children safe, events will require more planning and consideration. Decisionmakers and parents alike may spend much time in a place of uncertainty. Each doing the best they can with the knowledge and resources they have.  

Children, parents, faculty, staff and administrators may need even more support and understanding. They face unique challenges and may find themselves learning as they go.  

As the school year takes off, be mindful each person may be experiencing a variety of emotions. If you have an opportunity, please turn up the volume on your compassion meter.  

As the Dalai Lama says, “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” 

Sherry Ann Bruckner

Sherry Ann Bruckner

Most widely known as Lonzo's human, mediator, speaker, and author Sherry Ann Bruckner works with leaders and organizations to create peace, resolve conflict, and transform visions into results.

From her twenty-plus years' experience practicing civil and family law, and her own personal experiences with silence and violence, Sherry Ann understands how much inner peace impacts outer peace. A graduate of Hamline University's College of Liberal Arts and William Mitchell College of Law, she also studied conflict resolution at Rothberg International School in Jerusalem. Sherry serves as a neutral on matters ranging from bias and employment discrimination to marriage dissolution and caring for aging parents. A speaker and trainer on the global stage, Sherry gives you and your audience practical skills and the confidence to use embrace your personal power to create peace. Through helping thousands of people navigate their way through conflict, and finding her own way to inner peace, she shares the transformational power of clarity, compassion, curiosity, and cribbage.

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Sherry Ann Bruckner

Be gentle with you. Be gentle with all. Be the peace.