Raising Compassionate Boys: Compassion for Ray Rice

Ray Rice

For the sake of his sons, Kozo Hattori challenges himself to find compassion for Ray Rice.  ___ My first reaction to the TMZ video of Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancée was not only horror and alarm, but also fear and compassion for Janay Palmer, specifically, and all women, in general. I have no doubt […]

All She Could See

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Her assimilation was so complete and thorough, all she could see was her education.

Count Your Scars as the Number of Times You’ve Been Healed, not Wounded

Count your Scars

Forgiveness is a choice many never make due to not understanding that blame is self-harm, while forgiveness is the highest act of self-love.

Fierce Compassion: Why Men’s Compassion is Unappreciated

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Are men more compassionate than women if we expand the definition of compassion?

Philadelphia’s Decriminalization of Marijuana is the Model to Follow.

War on Drugs

It is high time for a drug policy grounded in science, compassion, economics and health and human rights

Raising Compassionate Boys: Letter from An Absent Father

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Kozo Hattori writes a letter to his sons in case he dies.

Dear Black Men: A Letter for You

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From the heart, Felicia Roche shares how she feels about black men.

Can One Person Eat with a Long Spoon?

Long Spoon

A long spoon makes eating impossible for one. This beautifully animated allegory teaches about community.

I Don’t Judge Robin Williams, Because I’ve Been to the Brink, Too

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“The rational side of you is fully aware you’re not alone in this; the heart and the depression tell you’re the most isolated and worthless person on earth.”

Raising Compassionate Boys: Responsible or Kind

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Kozo Hattori questions the necessity for kids to “take responsibility” at the expense of kindness.

Are You Losing Your Compassion?

Are You Losing Your Compassion

What does compassion mean to you and how does it show up in your daily life?

The Measure of a Man as Seen in a Good Dog

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One good dog influenced a man and everyone he met.

Raising Compassionate Boys: “Don’t Be A Pussy”

Rosie the Riveter

Kozo Hattori explains to his sons why to never use or react to the saying, “Don’t be a pussy.”

Transforming University Rape Culture from the Inside Out

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Michael J. Russer is glad that universities are now being held accountable for managing rape and sexual assault cases. But he also believes we have to get to the root causes of rape culture before we can see real change.

I am My Brother’s Keeper

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Who are your brothers, who is your sister. Let’s bring back thoughts of humanity as family.

Raising Compassionate Boys: Compassion for Racist

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A racist confronts a 4 year old and teaches Kozo Hattori a valuable lesson about compassion and parenting.