will launch on Friday, March 1 with a celebration including
a meet & greet among compassionate yinzers,
NVC-infused live music by the inspiring kRi and hettie, *
and information around the new endeavor of Compassionate Pittsburgh,
especially a day-long training event with Jeff Brown on Saturday, April 27
Even if you are unable to make it on Friday, please RSVP to let us know of your interest in being connected in some way with Compassionate Pittsburgh for future contact.
Meet other nvc supporters, greet newcomers, show support for kRi and hettie and begin the journey with Compassionate Pittsburgh.
http://compassionatepittsburgh.org (our site is in baby giraffe stage, with more input from our community it will be growing up into a more complete site)
Compassionate Pittsburgh is an expression of
An Ordered Life
590 S. Braddock Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
**What is NVC?
Nonviolent Communication is an approach to communication that emphasizes compassion as the motivation for action rather than fear, guilt, shame, blame, coercion, threat or justification for punishment. In other words, it is about getting what you want for reasons you will not regret later. NVC is NOT about getting people to do what we want. It is about creating a quality of connection that gets everyone’s needs met through compassionate giving. link
see also the Wikipedia entry
* Can you tell me more about the music of kRi and hettie?
"kRi & hettie are a folk duo who blend acoustic guitar, spoken word and harmonies... if you're searching for inspiration, look no further." ~Sara Havens, LEO Weekly
A show with kRi & hettie is a theatrical experience where the message is just as important as the beat and melody. They seamlessly weave humor, storytelling, music, and poetry into a performance that inspires both young and old while maintaining a wide-open-hearted feeling. link