Know Better, Do Better

Sep. 15, 2020 by

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

Nature vs. Nurture

Aug. 16, 2020 by

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.

Unheard Voices: Who Are We Missing? Panel Discussion

Unheard Voices: Who Are We Missing? Panel Discussion

Aug. 16, 2020 by

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

We don’t need to let this moment pass us by

We don’t need to let this moment pass us by

Aug. 16, 2020 by

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

Leave Your Mark

Aug. 16, 2020 by

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,


Aug. 16, 2020 by

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

Find Your Inner Compassion

Jul. 6, 2020 by

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

Let this open up your eyes and hearts

Jun. 22, 2020 by

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

…With an Open Heart

Jun. 5, 2020 by

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

You Rock and So Does Your Mom

May. 11, 2020 by

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

Compassion During COVID-19 Pandemic

Apr. 14, 2020 by

Why we need to be compassionate during this COVID-19 Pandemic: Let’s talk about my feelings about this.

Kindness is Contagious

Kindness is Contagious

Apr. 13, 2020 by

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.

Do You Remember Being Six?

Apr. 13, 2020 by

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!

Let the Unhoused Community Know You See Them

Feb. 25, 2020 by

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.

How We Can Be Compassionate About The Earth 

Feb. 7, 2020 by

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.

Finding Common Humanity

Feb. 7, 2020 by

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

Recap: A Benefit Showing of Just Mercy

Jan. 23, 2020 by

  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.

Let’s Recap And Plant For The Year

Jan. 23, 2020 by

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.

Let’s Make 2020 A Year To Inspire Compassion And Kindness

Jan. 23, 2020 by

It’s almost 2020🎉 It’s hard to believe that 2020 is just days away.

Is Soup The Answer?

Dec. 19, 2019 by

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.