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Rufus Woods

Publisher emeritus, The Wenatchee World

How can we best respond to the rising tide of anger, hatred and violence plaguing our society and diminishing our communities? Responding in kind invariably makes matters worse. Fortunately, we can learn techniques to respond in ways that reduce those negative emotions. One person working to set a more constructive example is Dr. June Darling, a former educator and executive coach who has been studying and writing about compassion for more than a decade and sharing those thoughts with readers of The Good Life magazine.


June Darling

About a decade ago, June and her husband John, a retired dentist, came across the work of Frank Rogers, a professor at the Claremont School of Theology and author of the book, "Practicing Compassion." Rogers’ book offers practical steps any person can choose to follow.

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