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Feb
25

40K for 40 days: Day 40 - Last Day!

40K for 40 days: Day 40 - Last Day!

Day 40 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media.  Day 40! Whew! What a whirlwind! If you read one or more blog posts, watched our videos on social media, or felt something with anything we put out there to celebrate Marti...

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Feb
24

40K for 40 days: Day 39 - Homecoming Day

40K for 40 days: Day 39 - Homecoming Day

Day 39 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media.  Today's entry is a good one on Home.  What is home, and the meaning behind it? Thanks for sharing, Shane. And we are one day away from finishing these ...

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Feb
23

40K for 40 days: Day 38 - Compassion for Others

40K for 40 days: Day 38 - Compassion for Others

Day 38 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media.  Lovely thoughts today on compassion for others as it sprouts from self-compassion. Read Day 1 here to learn the story behind this series! You can reach us via all our soci...

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Feb
22

40K for 40 days: Day 37 - How Recognising, Understanding, and Feeling Empathy for others can connect to and affect Peace

40K for 40 days: Day 37 - How Recognising, Understanding, and Feeling Empathy for others can connect to and affect Peace

Day 37 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media.  Shane digs into empathy today, and I'm digging it!  And he's biking lots and lots in just one day! Have this in mind as you read today's entry: What if empa...

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Feb
21

40K for 40 days: Day 36 - Forgiveness and Gratitude, Secret Ingredients for Inner and Outer Peace

40K for 40 days: Day 36 - Forgiveness and Gratitude, Secret Ingredients for Inner and Outer Peace

Day 36 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media.  I loved today's entry from Shane. Forgiveness lets us live free of the emotional weigh that although most likely caused by others, it's only held and stays heavy due to ou...

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Feb
19

40K for 40 days: Day 34 - What's the difference between self-compassion and inner peace?

40K for 40 days: Day 34 - What's the difference between self-compassion and inner peace?

Day 34 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media.  Read Day 1 here to learn the story behind this series! You can reach us via all our social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn, or via ema...

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Feb
19

40K for 40 days: Day 35 - Impartiality and Common Humanity and Connections to Peace

40K for 40 days: Day 35 - Impartiality and Common Humanity and Connections to Peace

Day 35 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media.  Today Shane takes us through a wonderful journey of seeing ourselves in the eyes of those we might sometimes have a hard time understanding, or getting along with, or even...

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Feb
18

40K for 40 days: Day 33 - What's emotional awareness to me and how does it relate to peace?

40K for 40 days: Day 33 - What's emotional awareness to me and how does it relate to peace?

Day 33 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media.  Today Shane gives a real-life application to emotional awareness and using what he practiced while biking, in a real-life situation the same day! Serendipitous, or did he ...

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Feb
17

40K for 40 days: Day 32 - Bringing Ethical Mindfulness to Motion

40K for 40 days: Day 32 - Bringing Ethical Mindfulness to Motion

Day 32 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media.  Another self-regulation sesh, I'm all about it. Thanks, Shane. Read Day 1 here to learn the story behind this series! You can reach us via all our social media platforms l...

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Feb
16

40K for 40 days: Day 31 - Learning to self-regulate my inner and outer peace when I need it most!

40K for 40 days: Day 31 - Learning to self-regulate my inner and outer peace when I need it most!

Day 31 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media.  I LOVE HAVING METHODS OF RELAXATION and SELF-REGULATION TAUGHT TO ME! IT'S MY LOVE LANGUAGE. Shane gives us lots of lovin' by sharing a couple of different metho...

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Feb
15

40K for 40 days: Day 30 - Just 10 days to go and lots of learning and reflection still to come.

40K for 40 days: Day 30 - Just 10 days to go and lots of learning and reflection still to come.

Day 30 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media.  Although I agree for the most part with Shane's message today, I'd say I can replace parenthood, with mentoring, or even with friends, helping via example, and leading the...

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Feb
14

40K for 40 days: Day 29 - How solving a tangled-up slinky can give clues and provide answers for resolving Peace!

40K for 40 days: Day 29 - How solving a tangled-up slinky can give clues and provide answers for resolving Peace!

Day 29 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media.  I love the slinky metaphor used in today's entry by Shane. I also love the way he shares his personal worries and what's causing him stress and a creative 5-item list to h...

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Feb
13

40K for 40 days: Day 28 - Paying it forward, working it forward, moving it forward for Peace & for dry or rainy days ahead.

40K for 40 days: Day 28 - Paying it forward, working it forward, moving it forward for Peace & for dry or rainy days ahead.

Day 28 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media.  Read Day 1 here to learn the story behind this series! You can reach us via all our social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn, or via ema...

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Feb
12

40K for 40 days: Day 27 - How vital is space and place for Dialogue in creating or resolving Peace?

40K for 40 days: Day 27 - How vital is space and place for Dialogue in creating or resolving Peace?

Day 27 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media.  Read Day 1 here to learn the story behind this series! You can reach us via all our social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn, or via ema...

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Feb
11

40K for 40 days: Day 26 - How far away are you from the bones of your ancestors? & How might that relate to Peace?

40K for 40 days: Day 26 - How far away are you from the bones of your ancestors? & How might that relate to Peace?

Day 26 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media.  Appreciation post for the ones before us and who we are because, somehow, of them. As an immigrant myself, I felt this blog. Thanks, Shane! Read Day 1 here to learn the st...

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Feb
10

40K for 40 days: Day 25 - Continuing from MLK being a Yogi without knowing it...

40K for 40 days: Day 25 - Continuing from MLK being a Yogi without knowing it...

Day 25 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media.  Wooooof...! Get ready to be fired up...! Remembering compassion behind all that Shane shares today, how do we get there? How do we change all these systems we've grown up ...

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Feb
09

40K for 40 days: Day 24 - Did you know that MLK was a practitioner and huge proponent of Yoga?

40K for 40 days: Day 24 - Did you know that MLK was a practitioner and huge proponent of Yoga?

Day 24 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media.  Today Shane shares a great eye-opener with lots of knowledge behind it. This might be a bit controversial to some, but I truly believe that a compassionate society is...

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Feb
08

40K for 40 days: Day 23 - Who is Shaking the Jar and Why?

40K for 40 days: Day 23 - Who is Shaking the Jar and Why?

Day 20 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media.  Man, oh, man...! I loved today's entry. I think so many of these compassion training that are offered are so great, but are offered to the crowd that would make the least impac...

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Feb
07

40K for 40 days: Day 22 - All You Need is Love

40K for 40 days: Day 22 - All You Need is Love

Day 20 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media.  A beautiful discourse on Love, loving, and what the world would be if we had it as our main priority, from personal, to parental, and political. Great reminders that love moves...

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Feb
06

40K for 40 days: Day 21 - Peace Doesn't Take a Rest

40K for 40 days: Day 21 - Peace Doesn't Take a Rest

Day 20 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media.  Today Shane brings us back to the possibilities of Peace. The joy that we may share, the sole opportunity to have peace should be reason enough to celebrate. Since we gotta put...

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Feb
05

40K for 40 days: Day 20 - Halfway Point Check-in

40K for 40 days: Day 20 - Halfway Point Check-in

Day 20 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media.  CONGRATULATIONS, SHANEW! You are halfway there!! 800 km down, 800 more to go, and 20 more beautiful insights for us all. Todays sharing on you experiences made me realize that ...

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Feb
04

40K for 40 days: Day 19 - Fuelling the Fire for Peace

40K for 40 days: Day 19 - Fuelling the Fire for Peace

Day 19 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media.  Today's message goes along the lines of igniting. Fuel! How do we energize our desire to create peace in our communities? What is our fuel, what helps us light that compas...

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Feb
03

40K for 40 days: Day 18 - D-Day or Discernment Day

40K for 40 days: Day 18 - D-Day or Discernment Day

Day 18 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media.  Read Day 1 here to learn the story behind this series! You can reach us via all our social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn, or via ema...

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Feb
02

40K for 40 days: Day 17 - Forgiving not Forgetting

40K for 40 days: Day 17 - Forgiving not Forgetting

Day 17 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media.  Today Shane gives us beautiful words on forgiveness and letting go. Thank you, Shane! Read Day 1 here to learn the story behind this series! You can reach us via all ...

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Feb
01

40K for 40 days: Day 16 - What Peace is Not

40K for 40 days: Day 16 - What Peace is Not

Day 16 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media.  I shed a tear or two reading this one... Feel it with me... Peace is hard work, my friends... Peace is going against the grain. It's trying and trying and doing and doing....

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Jan
31

40K for 40 days: Day 15 - School Day of Non-violence and Peace (or DENIP)

40K for 40 days: Day 15 - School Day of Non-violence and Peace (or DENIP)

Day 15 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media. Shane shares about those quotes... those saying that really shake you. That leaves you thinking...! How many times have we experienced those? Experienced a change of opinion? A ...

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Jan
30

40K for 40 days: Day 14 - School Day of Non-violence and Peace (or DENIP)

40K for 40 days: Day 14 - School Day of Non-violence and Peace (or DENIP)

Day 14 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media. Shane talks about Shool Day of Non-Violence and Peace and how authenticity and staying true to one's beliefs precedes peace. Thanks, Shane! Read Day 1 here to learn the sto...

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Jan
29

40K for 40 days: Day 13 - Keep it simple silly, it's Sunday

40K for 40 days: Day 13 - Keep it simple silly, it's Sunday

Day 13 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media. Shane talks to us about how Companionship aids Peace and our Compassionate goals. Read Day 1 here to learn the story behind this series! You can reach us via all ...

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Jan
28

40K for 40 days: Day 12 - How Compassion relates to Peace

40K for 40 days: Day 12 - How Compassion relates to Peace

Day 12 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media. Today we got a great story coming from Ireland, Shane's motherland! Thanks for sharing, Shane! Read Day 1 here to learn the story behind this series! You can reach us via a...

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Jan
27

40K for 40 days: Day 11 - Peace is a Living, Breathing Thing

40K for 40 days: Day 11 - Peace is a Living, Breathing Thing

Day 11 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media. Breathing... Breathwork... Oh! the power of Oxygen...! Read up, my friends! Read Day 1 here to learn the story behind this series! You can reach us via all our social media...

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Jan
26

40K for 40 days: Day 10 - Turning up

40K for 40 days: Day 10 - Turning up

Day 10 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media. Happy 400 Km, Shane! Read Day 1 here to learn the story behind this series! You can reach us via all our social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Linke...

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Jan
25

40K for 40 days: Day 9 - Who said Peace was easy peasy?

40K for 40 days: Day 9 - Who said Peace was easy peasy?

Day 9 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media. Shane split his 40 k indoors and outdoors. Peace requires work.  Read Day 1 here to learn the story behind this series! You can reach us via all our social media platfo...

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Jan
24

40K for 40 days: Day 8 - Sometimes we just don't See it, Feel it, or Realize it because we are Somewhere Else

40K for 40 days: Day 8 - Sometimes we just don't See it, Feel it, or Realize it because we are Somewhere Else

Day 8 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media. A beautiful story on parenthood and the magic of children's curiosity. Read Day 1 here to learn the story behind this series! You can reach us via all our social media platforms ...

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Jan
23

40K for 40 days: Day 7 - If Peace was treated like an infant, Nature Vs Nurture?

40K for 40 days: Day 7 - If Peace was treated like an infant, Nature Vs Nurture?

Day 7 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media. This one goes to the environment and Mother Earth.  Read Day 1 here to learn the story behind this series! You can reach us via all our social media platforms like Facebook,...

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Jan
22

40K for 40 days: Day 6 - It's Really a Balancing Act.

40K for 40 days: Day 6 - It's Really a Balancing Act.

Here's Day 6 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media. This one is very Golden Rule-y, and I'm all for it. You can read Day 1 here to learn the story behind this series! And Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, and Day 5. We hope you fee...

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Jan
21

40K for 40 days: Day 5 - Is Peace Earned or Lived and Learned?

40K for 40 days: Day 5 - Is Peace Earned or Lived and Learned?

Here's Day 5 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media. You can read Day 1 here to learn the story behind this series! And Day 2, Day 3, and Day 4. We hope you feel inspired by what is shared during the upcoming days, and if en...

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Jan
20

40K for 40 days: Day 4 - PeaceAble & ResponsAble

40K for 40 days: Day 4 - PeaceAble & ResponsAble

Dear friends of the Charter, Here's Day 4 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media. You can read Day 1 here to learn the story behind this series! And Day 2, and Day 3. We hope you feel inspired by what is shared during the up...

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Jan
19

40K for 40 days: Day 3 - Busyness

40K for 40 days: Day 3 - Busyness

Dear friends of the Charter, Here's Day 3 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media. You can read Day 1 here to learn the story behind this series! And Day 2, here. We hope you feel inspired by what is shared during the upcoming day...

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Jan
18

40K for 40 days: Day 2 - Questions

40K for 40 days: Day 2 - Questions

Dear friends of the Charter, Here's Day 2 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media. You can read Day 1 here to learn the story behind this series! We hope you feel inspired by what is shared during the upcoming days, and if encouraged e...

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Jan
17

40K for 40 days: Intro and Day 1

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Dear friends of the Charter,  I'm excited to introduce you to our "40Ks for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media. Shane O'Connor, our newest staff member, has decided to bike 40 km a day during these 40 days.  While on his daily ride...

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