I have had 19 wake ups on 9/11 since that fateful day I watched the second plane fly into the World Trade Center building. My boyfriend at the time had just been laid off a few months earlier from his
Have you ever wondered whether compassion is an innate characteristic or a learned behavior? Or both? I have good news for you. Compassion can be learned and strengthened. Compassion CAN be cultivated. And there is science to back this up.
For those of you who didn’t attend the event on the 29th, the YouTube video will be at the end of the article. On the 29th of July, Compassionate Atlanta held a conversation on Zoom. They had a mother of
Georgia is one of only a few states that did not have a hate crime law until a few days ago. It will become law in the state of Georgia. After what we saw in Minneapolis, people started asking for
As we mourn the passing of our beloved John Lewis, we honor his life and all that he taught us. His most recent words, published after his death, give us guidance on how to move forward. As a young man,
Puzzled It just so happens; I’ve become a puzzler. Yes, staying in has led me to a new past time. (Now I know why they call it a past time!) While working on my latest 1000-piece challenge- The cliché that
Over the past two weeks we have witnessed pain, anger, and injustice, but not hopelessness. People are tired of the racism that permeates throughout our society. How do we move forward to create a more equitable society for all? How
In 2008 Karen Armstrong, creator of the Charter for Compassion said, “We are living in a dangerously polarized world,” Armstrong said. “There’s great hatred around. There’s great ignorance of other cultures. Unless we are willing to treat others the way
Open hearted giving Human beings have a generosity that is unparalleled. We want to help everyone and fix everything. And we go into communities with our own agendas and we often don’t ask, “What do you think that you need?” “What are
We are so grateful for every one of you. THANK YOU for supporting us on #GivingTuesdayNOW! We are thrilled that we raised $2695 to support our programming (see below for how we’ve been pivoting). (There is still time to give….help
Why we need to be compassionate during this COVID-19 Pandemic: Let’s talk about my feelings about this.
When we talk about mindfulness, we mean a deeper sense of awareness. There are several definitions of mindfulness and sometimes people run away from that word. But, awareness is a little easier to digest.
Six Do you remember being six? It was a an exciting and scary time. First grade. More responsibility. More pressure? And a whole lot of future ahead of us. Guess what? Compassionate Atlanta’s six this year!
I hope you’re dry. There were Flash Flood warnings all day yesterday as the rain came down in buckets. I was thankful to be inside, having my car to go back-and-forth as needed.
The way I think about the earth is my feet cannot touch the ground. They can only touch metal things. I can’t feel the dirt in between my toes like other people can because I can only touch material things.
Are you proud of the work you do? I am pretty certain the most fulfilling moment of my professional life was about 9:30 pm on Friday, January 10th, 2020. Location: AMC Theater at North DeKalb Mall after the viewing of Just
On Friday, January 10th, Compassionate Atlanta, along with the Love & Light Institute, hosted a fundraiser during a screening of the movie “Just Mercy” at the AMC North Dekalb 16.
The Compassionate Atlanta Team is grateful for your continuous support. Thank you for showing up and sharing our message of compassion and kindness. We are excited about the projects we have lined up for 2020! Let’s have a great year together.
It’s almost 2020🎉 It’s hard to believe that 2020 is just days away.
Last night, Leanne and I were at a dinner featuring a veteran human rights activist, Magdaleno Rose-Avila. Our host made three pots of soup and asked his guests to bring the sides.