Our world is changing so fast, it’s hard to know where we stand.
At times like this, what matters most of all is that we take agency – that we feel what we choose to feel and not what the times are pushing us towards.
We need to feel the joy in every moment.
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How do we connect across our differences and hear pain without attributing blame? Exploring all this and more with Sophie Docker of The Restorative Engagement Forum and Open Edge.
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