"On a mission for world peace, health, and environmental sustainability!"
I have worked in the field of public health and preventive medicine for over 30 years with a focus on supporting & improving public health service systems for children & youth with disabilities at the state, natl. & intl. levels. I currently work to develop & implement practical, engaging strategies to help people engage in "3D" compassion (caring for others, self, and the Earth). I serve as Founder, Compassionate Austin; Leadership Team Member, Compassion Games Intl; & Education Program Associate, Charter for Compassion Intl. I'm an Organizer of the OpenIDEO Austin Chapter!!
The Facebook post by Linus Wafula (see the link below) says and shows it all! Linus and his dedicated volunteers work tirelessly to inspire and empower youth in Kenya for peace, green-living, and health.
The Olymp-i-a Challenge is a daily exercise of creativity for peace, green-living, and health. The Challenge engages children and youth in the practice of empathy, intentional awareness and creative expression. We grow stronger in what we practice!
I hope this book can become a best friend to a child and bring the richness of the child's culture to life in a way that calls the child back to read the book again and again. Also, it is wonderful to let children and caregivers know that life is like a story book and each day is a page in the book.
We were excited to share our book submission via social media for feedback. So far, the feedback has been very positive. Here's one of the most recent comments: "This book makes me happy. I admire the array of positive, motivational messages it brings in a fun, simple, playful format. I am proud to know each of you amazing, talented martial artists!!" [MB]
I like the concept of incorporating the developmental milestones- great for caregivers to help them understand the developmental stages. I also like to ability of the book to show diversity in living spaces in an urban setting.