Those who were alive likely remember exactly where they were on September 11, 2001.  Today’s guest has an amazing and inspiring story about his experiences that day in the days following the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania.  Kevin Tuerff has used his experience to fuel a new life mission to grow compassion across the world.  He is the author of Channel of Peace: Stranded in Gander on 9/11, is a highly sought after public speaker, and a main character portrayed in the Broadway musical “Come From Away.”

In this interview, Kevin not only shares his story, but even more important the lessons he took from his experience and how they have fueled his mission to grow a “pay it forward” movement.  Kevin talks about compassion as the “new life hack”, how it produces the “helper’s high”, and how to cultivate more of it through your daily actions.  He mixes story with brain science and humor in a way that leaves you feeling good and motivated to get out there and help others.  It’s the perfect message for the holiday season.

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Kevin also mentioned the Integrity Compassionate Training at Life University and the Charter for Compassion