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Episode 22: Mindful Travel and the Compassion of Discomfort with Dr. Anu Taranath

In this episode of Fierce Compassion we delve into the nuances of mindful travel and finding compassion in discomfort with speaker, author, educator, and racial equity consultant Dr. Anu Taranath. Dr. Anu offers insights into navigating discomfort and embracing empathy across borders. Her experiences and stories challenge us to reflect on our roles in a complex world, fostering deeper connections and understanding. Join us in this enriching exploration of how mindfulness in travel and journeys of discomfort can lead to greater compassion, awareness, and connection to ourselves, each other and the world.

Episode 22: Mindful Travel and the Compassion of Discomfort with Dr. Anu Taranath

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About Dr. Anu

Dr. Anu Taranath brings both passion and expertise as a speaker, author, educator, and racial equity consultant. In all her work, she partners with a range of people to deepen conversations on history, harm and healing. A University of Washington Seattle professor for the past 23 years, Dr. Anu knows that the most compelling conversations on race, identity, power, and belonging take place when people feel valued and heard. She has received the Seattle Weekly’s “Best of Seattle” recognition, the University’s Distinguished Teaching Award, and multiple US Fulbright Fellowships to work abroad. As a consultant she has partnered with over 300 clients from National Geographic Society to the Raging Grannies. Her book “Beyond Guilt Trips: Mindful Travel in an Unequal World” was named a Washington State Book Award Finalist, Newsweek’s Future of Travel Winner in Storytelling, and included in Oprah Magazine’s “Best 26 Travel Books of All Times.”


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