Patrick was recently interviewed by Cathy Heller, a renowned businesswoman and podcaster focusing on bringing individual passions to a wider audience. Cathy focuses her podcasts on topics fueled by love, self-improvement, and kindness. Cathy encourages her guests to share their stories, offering valuable insights into their journeys of turning passions into fulfilling careers. Recently, Patrick and Cathy sat down for a conversation about his path as a cartoonist and an advocate for the natural world.

During their discussion, Cathy and Patrick delve into the profound impact of empathy and compassion in both personal and professional realms. Together they explore the concept of a compassionate revolution, especially highlighting how acts of kindness, big or small, can create ripple effects of positivity. Patrick shares his philosophy on the beauty of simplicity and the importance of embracing moments of nothingness, finding joy in the present, and valuing the connections we form with others. 

Patrick states, “With the new book Heart to Heart, [the Dalai Lama] is calling for a compassionate revolution. We have the power to change all this; we just have to get our hearts and minds in the right place. It’s a simple message, but it’s crazy how hard it is for humans just to be kind.” 

Patrick also discusses his journey as a cartoonist and how his love for animals and the environment has inspired his work. He emphasizes the importance of using his art as a tool to spread compassion and raise awareness about animal welfare and environmental conservation. 

Whether you're a long-time MUTTS reader or simply someone seeking uplifting stories and empowering conversations, we think you’ll love this conversation between Cathy and Patrick. You can watch or listen to the interview on Cathy's website or anywhere you normally get your podcasts.


This guest post was written by Cassie Palmer

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