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In celebration of World Kindness Day

Watch the recording of our #PracticeKindness livestream with Rich Fernandez, Jamil Zaki and Mirabai Bush. It took place on Wold Kindness Day (November 13th, 2019).  Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

During this livestream we...

  • Explored the science of kindness and compassion
  • Practiced a mindfulness-based kindness exercise
  • Discussed how to build kinder workplaces and communities
  • Acted by making a pledge to bring more kindness to the world

About our speakers:


Mirabai Bush is an author and Senior Fellow at the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society. She co-developed the Search Inside Yourself curriculum and has been teaching workshops and courses on contemplative practice in life and work for 45 years, integrating her experience in organizational management, teaching and consulting.


Jamil Zaki is an associate professor of psychology at Stanford University. His research spans a number of domains, including social influence, prosocial behavior and empathy. In addition to his academic work, Dr. Zaki is active in outreach and public communication of science. He has written about the psychology of empathy and related phenomena for multiple publications. His new book, The War for Kindness (Crown), focuses on building empathy under difficult circumstances.


Rich Fernandez is the CEO of SIYLI. He was previously the director of executive education and people development at Google, where he was also one of the first SIY teachers. Rich previously founded Wisdom Labs and has also served in senior roles at eBay, J.P. Morgan Chase and Bank of America. He received his PhD in Psychology from Columbia University and is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review.

Continue to learn about the science and practices of kindness through Jamil's and Mirabai's books: