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Trustone’s “Celling America’s Soul” garners prestigious e-book award

Judith Trustone’s Celling America’s Soul: Torture and Transformation in Our Prisons and Why We Should Care recently took the Bronze award in the prestigious Ebook Global Awards.

EBOOK Global Awards-BronzeJudith proudly made the announcement Monday, August 18, 2014, about her social and political commentary on the state of prisons in the United States, “I’m so excited that the judges recognize the importance of this travesty in America and hope the award brings awareness to more who will make the necessary changes toward renovating our penal system.”

Do you want to know more about this important issue? Read Celling America’s Soul.

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Rising from the Ashes

Judith Trustone shared a link: TrustOneKindness ~ SAGEWRITERS:
Global Kindness Revolution - Judith Trustone, FounderRising from the ashes after a terrible auto accident, we’re getting “back on the horse,” so to speak.

Stay tuned for some upcoming creations! My new training video, “Train Your Mind To Be Kind All The Time: the Global Kindness Revolution,” will be available in September on YouTube (and CD and MP4), for those of you interested in creating Kindness Circles with your organization, church, synagogue or mosque, or just with some family or friends.

The DVD will provide a basic structure that has been working well for the past six years since I started this endeavor with people in prison, Lifers, Inc. You may use your own words for this organizing structure.

We’re calling for a National Kindness Circle as an antidote to violence, bullying and a lack of civility, on Saturday, October 25th at 4:00 pm eastern, lockdown time in prisons, to coincide with the Movement Against Mass Incarceration’s month of resistance, StopMassIncarceration.org. Continue reading

Back in the Groove

Dear Friends and supporters,

First I apologize for my long silence. As some of you know, I was broadsided by a distracted driver over a year ago and am still in treatment for my severe injuries. Sagewriters and the Global Kindness Revolution have been on pause since then. (See below for an update.) I am deeply grateful to those of you who so generously sent me “green energy” through my local bank to help with the bills. Your expressions of support and caring have kept me going. Now, something exciting is happening and I hope you’ll be able to support me once again – it costs only a moment of your time. You’ll have to register but this doesn’t mean you have to do anything more or use Yahoo. Continue reading

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Our Story

My vast experience leading Healing Circles for a variety of populations around the country through the decades, has given me the opportunity to see the power of bringing people together for soothing and nurturing their spirits. The enthusiastic response by thousands of people, especially in prison, all hungry for simple acts of Kindness, countered by the disgust of the general public for our culture’s violence and lack of civility, has convinced me that we must try a fresh, unique approach to Kindness as an antidote to violence and meanness.

This is how I see it working: In order to change public perceptions and therefore, public policy regarding human rights, a massive public education effort is required. I want to compile a workbook about how to do Kindness projects for every population, from homeless shelters, to schools to corporations. I hope to reach as broad an audience as possible, and will do this through my extensive network of organizations, individuals and religious groups committed to social change. Continue reading