Compassion Parenting Podcast
Time Travel: A Unique Path to Self-Compassion
January 14, 2022
In this episode, guest Mike Iskandar shares his personal journey of finding greater self-compassion by revisiting his past in a unique way. We discuss how integrating past, present, and future offers a new path to wholeness.
Mike Iskandar is on a mission to solve the epidemic of self-doubt, anxiety, and depression that strikes during adolescence and lasts decades into adulthood. 

He is the founder of Time Travel Journeys--a breakthrough SEL program that guides teens and tweens on an exploration of the best qualities of their past and future selves, and how those discoveries can uplift their present sense of self in ways that boost self compassion, self confidence, and social connection.  

His endeavor (recently featured on the stage of TEDxNCSU) began with a “time travel journey” of his own--a unique one-year research project in which he interviewed 40 people from ages 1 to 40 about what it’s like to be the age that they are. It was through this project that Mike discovered an unconventional path to self development, which has been implemented in schools and organizations as a curriculum, workshop, summer camp, and team-building retreat.  

Mike is from Durham, NC, and has degrees in Journalism and Sociology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He’s traveled to over 40 countries across 6 continents and has a strange affinity for silent meditation retreats and green smoothies.

Listen to Mike's TEDx talk HERE. Connect with Mike or learn more about his program at

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