Lessons from Alexa

Oct. 8, 2018 by

Lessons from Alexa. Do you have one of the smart speakers that you can talk to and they’ll play music and tell you the weather? I have one, Alexa. The other day I asked her something simple and this was

A Common Language of Compassion

Sep. 21, 2018 by

Hi. I’ve missed you the last several weeks. I hope this new schedule is suiting you well. I recently went on a trip to San Antonio with Life University’s Compassion Integrity Training. It was an intense three days of learning,

Haiku Cultivates Compassion

Aug. 18, 2018 by

Aretha Franklin R-E-S-P-E-C-T R.I.P., Soul Queen -David Ferm So few words, with such profound meaning.

Cultural Immersion: A College Student’s Perspective

Aug. 3, 2018 by

Italian Pizza vs American Pizza: Who wins? Many cultures are centered around food. Meals with family and friends are valued to high standards in both American and Italian households. 

Shared Joy is Double Joy

Jul. 21, 2018 by

I have a six-year-old nephew, Saul, who is very animated and joyful. He is excited about so many different things.

Community Listening & Dialogue Session

Jul. 14, 2018 by

According to Benjamin Franklin, there are only two things certain in life: death and taxes. Well, there’s lots of information out there about taxes – how to file them, how to save on them, how to spend your return…

Take a Step Back and Act Compassionately

Take a Step Back and Act Compassionately

Jun. 22, 2018 by

I have a confession to make. I unfriended an old friend from my Facebook page this week.

Perspectives on Compassion, Unity, and Justice

Jun. 8, 2018 by

All but one surah(verse) of the Holy Qur’an begins with Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim, a phrase, undoubtedly the most common, that is also used by Muslims before they begin any activity.

It’s Ramadan Y’all!

Jun. 4, 2018 by

Three things you can do   Acknowledge that it is Ramadan Say “Happy Ramadan”, “Ramadan Mubarak”, “Ramadan Karim”.

How An Atypical Trucking Company Shows Compassion

May. 31, 2018 by

When I sat down with Compassionate Atlanta a couple of weeks ago for lunch, I was asked “So, why would a trucking company want to join Compassionate Atlanta?!”

Let’s communicate…

May. 26, 2018 by

It’s so interesting what we can learn from our furry four-legged friends. This past week I was taking care of a friend’s cat, George. George is 15, not bad in cat years.

Compassion for Mother is Compassion for Self

May. 17, 2018 by

Connection to our natural world is the highest form of compassion. When we care for our planet we are more connected to community and aware of our choices as consumers. By honoring our water, soil and food and all that

The Growth of Compassion

May. 11, 2018 by

Have you ever seen a tree growing out of a rocky cliff? I always love it when I see that – out of nowhere, life bursts into being.

Share Your Love with the Community

May. 4, 2018 by

As Mother’s Day approaches, I think of all of the people who nurture, who care for, who show compassion and who inspire. I am an aunt, not a mother, but I love my motherly tendencies. 😊 Is there enough food on the table? 

Love Knows No Borders

Apr. 27, 2018 by

Hello neighbors. I wanted to share an experience I had a few weeks ago. First, let me say, it happened at the Atlanta Detention Center. This is the local home of ICE -Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Get Out and Get Involved

Get Out and Get Involved

Apr. 21, 2018 by

There are so many ways to show up compassionately in this world. At CA, we often talk of 3-D compassion: compassion for ourselves, compassion for others and compassion for the earth.

Pay attention to Mother Nature

Pay attention to Mother Nature

Apr. 13, 2018 by

  Have you noticed the flowers in bloom? The tulips have popped their heads out to say, “Hello beautiful world.” The azaleas are smiling in shades of red, pink and white. And our sweet Dogwood trees are singing in bloom. This

The Compassion Toolbox

The Compassion Toolbox

Apr. 6, 2018 by

One of the first and most critical tools you need in your toolbox to help you develop compassion is awareness. Your awareness is always on something. ALWAYS. You are constantly focused on something whether you are aware of it or

It’s never too late to apologize.

It’s never too late to apologize.

Mar. 30, 2018 by

  This week has been a lot about life and death. This past Tuesday, I was privileged to be part of an interfaith group that drove down to LaGrange, Georgia to learn more about their process of truth and reconciliation

Young adults giving back to their communities

Mar. 23, 2018 by

The Rae Byron-Perotte Scholarship was started this year in honor of my late grandmother Raymonde Byron who passed away December 2nd, 2016. Growing up, Grandma Rae instilled in me the passion, drive and belief that I could do anything I put