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.
So often we talk about compassion as the way we act. I want to challenge that and ask you to think about compassion as the way we show up. Our schedules are busy, without a doubt.
I did not grow up in the US and I don’t have kids. I have a niece and nephew who live far away. People tend not to ask me to baby sit for them. (I wonder why? Ha!)
This post is in honor of my dad who is in hospice and fighting the good fight, but we know his time here is short. My dad and I are very close.
While having a phone conversation with my mom the other day, she said “Hold on a minute, I’m just putting this little beetle outside”. She didn’t even think twice.
Compassionate Atlanta, Jambo! Yeah, that is Swahili for “Hello.” Just wanted to add some African flavor to our newsletter. I can’t help it. It is in my blood.
What does it mean to be radically welcoming? I attended two events this week that led me to think about this question.
You are not alone. This past week I saw the play, Dear Evan Hansen. It was a wonderful show with an important message. You are not alone. The play sheds light into the teenage days of loneliness, despair, and hope.
Tell me something good. Think of one good thing. Stop. Think… Only continue reading once you have that ONE GOOD THING in mind… When you shift your mindset and think positively …
Do you know what’s really cool about self-care? Everybody wants you to do it. And you’re better off because of it. So this week, I DARE you. I dare you to practice self-care.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about my nephew showing me that shared joy is double joy.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
Join us on Thursday, March 22 at our Monthly Meetup to Cultivate Compassion through Contemplative Crafting with Ellen Gadberry. What happens to your thinking when you settle into a hands-on creative process?
Often, when I talk about compassion, people wonder how it relates to business. Sure, the religious community understands compassion. The nonprofit community understands compassion. But, the business community? When we speak of good customer service or corporate social responsibility, we