Compassion in Family Relationships | Parenting Series
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Have you wondered why it sometimes seems so much easier to show strangers compassion, yet so difficult to extend the same generosity of compassion to family members - your spouse, your parents, even your children?
What makes intimate relationships such difficult spaces for compassion to be practiced?
Is it because with family members, there is no way to hide, to pretend, to simply walk away?
If these questions have come up for you, shall we together explore the nuances of how compassion unfolds, or not, in families?
Roslina Chai is a Lawyer by training and a 6-times entrepreneur, she is today a Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Mediator, a Compassion Convener (facilitator, speaker, mentor), and an Executive Doctoral Candidate researching the nexus of human needs, value architecture and corporate governance in the digital domain.
For the past decade, Roslina has spoken on human flourishing, human rights, leadership, entrepreneurship, and innovation in four continents. Most recently in Singapore, she spoke with CNA on three separate occasions on the topics of compassion during Covid-19, compassion in the workplace, and compassionate parenting.
Yen-Lu Chow is the Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, WholeTree Foundation / Over-The-Rainbow; Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Asia Institute of Mentoring; Founding Partner, Fatfish MediaLab; Executive Mentor, YSI SEA; and Founder of the Deep Human Movement.
His career spans nearly 40 years in the tech, media, venture capital, and more recently social entrepreneurship and philanthropy. A former Apple Distinguished Technologist, he is a successful entrepreneur and an active angel investor.
In a fast-paced world where the only constant is change, he believes there is an urgent need for each of us to draw on our strengths and creative potential as human beings, to connect with our higher self and our deeper purpose to contribute towards humanity in a positive and impactful way. He is on a life mission to help bring about a kinder, gentler, more inclusive, more just, and sustainable world.
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