Happy 60th Birthday, Dear Linda!

Linda HartlingLinda Hartling is the Director of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS), and its World Dignity University (WDU) initiative, which includes Dignity Press (DP). Please read about her background here.

We would like to invite you to join us in celebrating Linda! She will turn 60 this year and we wish to give her this page as sign of our appreciation. We feel immense gratitude for our dear Linda, who has been dedicating her life to nurturing our global family since 2003!

We think that it will make Linda very happy to read your comments in the comments fields further down, where you can give her the gift of your greetings, congratulations, and words of gratitude and appreciation!

We will show this page to Linda when we present her with our HumanDHS Lifetime Achievement Award at our workshop at Columbia University in NYC in December. Therefore, please keep this page secret from her until December! (Please note that your comment will become visible only after having been filtered and approved, and thank you for allowing us to shorten your text, if needed.)

YOUR contribution will make the celebration of our dear Linda wonderfully rich and dignified!

In deep gratitude,
Evelin Lindner, MD, PhDs, Founding President
Richard Slaven, PhD, Director of Dignifunding
Michael Britton, EdD, PhD, Board Member
Uli Spalthoff, PhD, Director of Project Development and Systems Administration

55 thoughts on “Happy 60th Birthday, Dear Linda!”

  1. Dearest Linda,

    Happy birthday wishes! Your birthday gives us this wonderful moment to celebrate the fine being you are, the dignity you bring to all of us and inspire us to rise toward.

    Let me express my admiration for how successfully you hold the pedagogical grounding of the HDHS Conferences. You play the brilliant diamond of a rock to Evelin’s (non-violent) shooting star. But what a radiant warmth you generate despite your firmness. How sensitively you respond to what emerges from the synergy of so many rich contributions, so many wonderful contributors! You are clearly an expert conductor.

    In singing your praises, I want to also acknowledge your leadership, your behind-the-scenes, year-round work, and your marvelous partnerships with Evelin and with Rick. You all model how dignity can emerge with a happiness of purpose. This is so refreshing. Together we can feel uplifted despite the seriousness of our commitments to alleviating suffering, to resisting further damaging.

    Love, light, and blessings to you dear Linda,
    Janet Gerson

  2. Dear Linda –

    Happy, happy birthday! Thank you for all that you do for this amazing, unique community of those pursuing a dignified world. I am very glad that our paths have crossed in this endeavor. I look forward to continuing to partner with you (and Evelin, Rick) in this important work.

    All the best,
    Claudia

  3. My dearest LINDA –

    Thank you for your amazing commitment to and modeling of human dignity and LOVE. Your wisdom and grace are a blessing to the planet. May you enjoy life to its fullest and celebrate wildly this year!

  4. Our Dearest Linda
    I would not like to miss this opportunity to write you a sea of our admiration for your effort and your noble work for dignity, your wonderful partnerships with dearest Evelin.
    We wish you a very Happy Birthday and Happy Years filled with more success to reach your wonderful purpose.
    much love,
    mary

  5. Dear Linda,
    Thank you for being such an inspiration to my work – and dreams of what a right sort of world would look like. Your vision is amazing. So too your help and willingness to share and encourage.

    Thanks! Gary

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