Chaos to Clarity –Take Your Seat on Our Friendship Bench

–LET'S REDISCOVER HUMANITY AT ITS VERY BEST

What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us. And when we bring what is within us out into the world, miracles happen.

–Henry Stanley Haskins

In the African country of Zimbabwe, war trauma and high unemployment can leave people in despair—until they find hope on a “friendship bench.” A Friendship Bench is quite literally a park bench — with a higher calling. Hopeless people can go there to talk with trained “grandmothers” —elderly women taught to listen to people struggling with depression, known in that nation’s Shona language as kufungisisa, or “thinking too much.” The Friendship Bench Project is spreading across the world, including Zanzibar, London, and New York City, as a safe place to listen and to be heard.

We Invite You to Take A Seat on Our New Bench

In times of chaos & uncertainty and even in times of peace & tranquility, we’re simply better together. Which is why 360° Nation and HumansFirst have joined forces thanks to  Mike Vacanti and Kevin Monroe to construct a virtual friendship bench “for good”. A bench where people are bound together by choice, founded upon a universal good-faith commitment to listen, understand, respect, empathize with, and support one another. A place for giving and receiving without judgment.

Challenging times such as these call for more human connection – not less. Across the globe, people are searching for hope, recovery, and a brighter future. Of course, it will take time. But no matter how isolated we may feel, we are not alone in our desire for a safe place to connect, listen, and be heard. And that’s what our bench is all about. It’s for anyone and everyone seeking the comfort of unconditional belonging, sharing, listening, engaging and supporting. The kind of space that’s simply hard to find these days, but priceless when discovered. … Listen to this special message from Mike Vacanti ⤵︎

Join Our Inaugural Worldwide Hangout

Let’s come together as a global community —moving from chaos to clarity as we share positive perspectives on the upside-down world around us. Real people. Real discussion. Positively inspiring.

Please join us and invite your friends to take a seat on our friendship bench during our inaugural HumansFirst/360° Nation Hangout via Zoom on Thursday, April 2nd at NOON Eastern.

When the time comes, simply click below to take your seat ⤵︎

CLICK HERE on Thursday, April 2nd at NOON to take your seat on our Friendship Bench

Rich, adult conversations. Thoughtful engagement. Real relationships. Humanity at its very best.

Dennis J. Pitocco
Dennis J. Pitoccohttps://www.bizcatalyst360.com/
Dennis is the Founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of our award-winning life, culture, and business new media digest, With an emphasis on action, our amazing writers empower people to transcend from knowing what to do to actually doing it. We are fueled by extraordinary thought leadership authored by some of the best and brightest minds from around the world. Today and every day, we simply deliver the very best Insights, Intelligence & Inspiration available anywhere. Period. More ABOUT US. He is also Founder & Chief Encouragement Officer of GoodWorks 360°, our affiliated global nonprofit social impact enterprise, dedicated to providing mission-critical pro bono services to good nonprofits worldwide. Connect with him on Linkedin to learn more about his background. Dennis is a contributing author to the Best-Selling Book Chaos to Clarity: Sacred Stories of Transformational Change.
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Kevin Monroe
Kevin Monroe

YES, Dennis! You are spot on that “Challenging times such as these call for more human connection – not less.” I’m grateful for the journey we have shared that has led us here and excited to see where we go from here to a better, brighter, and more beautiful future. Together! Indeed we are #BetterTogether.

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

What a wonderful idea as we all -at our core-want to be seen, heard, and valued by another human being. Thank you so much, Dennis, Kevin, and Mike. I will happily be a part of this Hangout. Being more of an introvert, I may have to see how I can be of love and service within that Zoom hangout experience. I love the quote-especially this part “And when we bring what is within us out into the world, miracles happen.” That is especially the case when the contents of our characters are filled to the brim with love, compassion, kindness, wisdom, deep peace, creativity, care, integrity, wholeness, imagination…-the valuable human attributes! Thanks, again, for all you are creating at this time of birthing or rebirthing our souls and the dignity of the human spirit.

Joanne Victoria
Joanne Victoria

You always have the greatest ideas Dennis Pitocco! See you there!

Darlene Corbett
Darlene Corbett

Hi,
I will be there. Thank you, Dennis!💖

Paula Goodman
Paula Goodman

Dennis J. Pitocco

Oh yes. This is an excellent initiative Dennis! I’m here to serve and get help too.
I’m in lockdown and home alone! Human connection is necessary for survival. We have a challenge against our vary nature of existence. It’s imperative to reach out. I’m so proud of all the support I am seeing across all domains and look forward to this immensely! Thank you so much You are a beacon of true leadership my friend.
Thank you from my heart here in Ontario, Canada! 🙏🙏🇨🇦🇨🇦P

Maria Lehtman
Maria Lehtman

Great initiative!

Danny Pitocco
Danny Pitocco

This my brother reminds of the opening scene on that iconic bench in which Forrest Gump poured out his honest and heartfelt thoughts to a stranger and he even offered her some chocolate.

Communion with one another is essential for our sanity and growth as individuals united with others for their sanity and growth.

God bless all of us who sit on either side of the bench my dear brother.

Kate Frank
Kate Frank

I look forward to being a part of such a nobel mission. Thanks for your leadership Dennis.

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