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Alice Aird's Blog – January 2009 Archive (3)

Inspiring Whale Empathy Story

The Whale













Recently female humpback whale became entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. She was weighed down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her body, her tail, her torso, a line tugging in her mouth. A fisherman spotted her just east of the Farralone Islands (outside the Golden Gate) and radioed an… Continue

Added by Alice Aird on January 30, 2009 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

The Empathy Project is evolving into The Empathy Foundation!

It’s time to tell you the latest about the progress of the Empathy Project.



The great news is that there is now a team of four of us in place to establish its new form: The Empathy Foundation.



We are currently writing a draft Charter and creating an initial structure which will allow us to launch the Empathy Foundation as an organisation.



Once the draft Charter is written it will be circulated widely to attract feedback and comment and help the foundation… Continue

Added by Alice Aird on January 24, 2009 at 5:41pm — No Comments

A Quote from Robin Grille that is worth repeating

From the Preface, p xvii

“Our understanding of early childhood development has grown so rapidly in recent years that we can now say the following with unprecedented confidence: The human brain and heart that are met primarily with empathy in the critical early years cannot and will not grow to choose a violent or selfish life.”

Added by Alice Aird on January 24, 2009 at 4:54pm — 4 Comments

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