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BY ZUZA ENGLER

Help Yourself - Give the World a Break

I have recently returned from Portugal where I was invited to teach movement at a retreat sponsored by the Ashoka Foundation for a bunch of wildly inspiring social entrepreneurs. The week was part of the Wellbeing Project, a research experiment designed to see if giving these smart, amazing, generous people the space and support to do deep inner work may positively affect the quality of their leadership in social change and the culture of social change in general. The scope of what the Ashoka fellows and fellowesses contribute to their communities is so grand as to be virtually depressing - especially when I begin to compare what I do in this life with their commitment to human rights, social justice, and systemic change locally and worldwide.

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