This past April I was asked to participate in a panel discussion on the integration of creativity and compassion into daily life at the Conference on Creativity and Compassion at Western Connecticut State University. This is part of a program that is being developed at the University, culminating in a visit by the Dalai Lama to Western Connecticut State University in October. They are developing a program on compassion and peace. They are working together with a local Buddhist Monastery, DNKL (dnkl.org). I shared how throughout my entire career I have subconsciously integrated creativity and compassion into my veterinary journey pioneering new innovative approaches to integrative animal health care. The conference committee filmed the entire conference and have just made it available on youtube. You can watch the panel 5 which I am on and if that interests you, you can connect to the entire conference from there. I would be interested in your own thoughts on creativity and compassion and how you have integrated them into your own lives. This conference will be collated into a book that will be available in October for the Dalai Lama’s visit. I believe it will include a forward by the Dalai Lama. I have contributed a chapter describing how I have integrated them into my veterinary career.
I hope you may find these beneficial.