Smiling: A tool of Compassion

Smiling: A tool of Compassion

Mar. 2, 2018 by

Tap into your minds eye. Visualize a warm and loving smile. The kind of smile that erases worry and infuses peace. That is the smile you feel, this sort of smile creates an emotional response of sympathy, optimism, and connection.

Amidst the chaos, don’t forget to recognize the good.

Amidst the chaos, don’t forget to recognize the good.

Feb. 24, 2018 by

I don’t know about you, but I can’t believe it’s already February 2018! There is so much happening in our world. I want to take a minute and invite you to pause with me and remember the good that we

CA Meetup with Susan Gonzalez

CA Meetup with Susan Gonzalez

Feb. 16, 2018 by

Life was going along just fine…a bit boring, but that’s good actually sometimes isn’t it? I was headed to the doctor because they “saw something” on my mammogram.  An ultrasound would clear things up and I would be on my

The Sharpest Tool in My Shed!

The Sharpest Tool in My Shed!

Feb. 9, 2018 by

We’ve all done it.  Walked into a situation feeling overly confident…ready to take everyone by storm, only to get knocked down on our took us by unexpected “facts”.   Lucky for me, this happened very early in my non-profit career.  I

When you believe there is good in the world, you’ll see it.

When you believe there is good in the world, you’ll see it.

Feb. 2, 2018 by

Remember that commercial slogan “You deserve a break today”? Well, I was at my neighborhood co-working space and I told the owner I was headed to the movies – on a Wednesday night. He instantly smiled and with great enthusiasm, said,

Take a moment to notice the good in your everyday interactions.

Take a moment to notice the good in your everyday interactions.

Jan. 26, 2018 by

I wish I could’ve taken a photo of what I saw the other day on I-285. You know, the busy never ending traffic loop that circles around Atlanta? What I saw was a funeral procession. There were two police officers

Be patient and reach out…

Be patient and reach out…

Jan. 19, 2018 by

Did you know that you have all the tools you need? But, sometimes it’s a little overwhelming and hard to recognize that they are there. I know I’m surrounded by amazing people and tons of resources. Yet, I find myself

Do you know the 6 Principles of Nonviolence? #alwaysbecompassionate

Do you know the 6 Principles of Nonviolence? #alwaysbecompassionate

Jan. 12, 2018 by

As we get ready to celebrate Dr. King and all he stood for, I think about the many things Dr. King taught us. How does one man make such an impact? Part of that answer is that he did not do

Let it be a year of positivity and growth!

Let it be a year of positivity and growth!

Jan. 5, 2018 by

It’s January! So, do I resolve… or do I evolve? I’m getting all these messages about resolutions for the new year and I realized that they make me a bit anxious. What if I aim too high? What if I aim too

2017 Year-End Triptych

End the year on a Compassionate note!

Dec. 29, 2017 by

I beam with pride at the amazing things that CA has accomplished this year. Our village. Over 100 Charter partners, 2,000+ people attending events, co-hosting a 4 part series attended by over 300 individuals on being mindful about money, and supporting

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken

Dec. 22, 2017 by

Have I told you lately how wonderful you are? Yes, YOU! I really mean it. You are wonderful just the way you are. Your flaws, and all. There is no one just like you. And I’m so grateful for that.

We are grateful for you…

Dec. 15, 2017 by

I know I’ve been talking a lot about glasses. I’m not obsessed, I promise. But I want to tell you about amazing thing that happened to me this week.

Continue to live compassionately!!

Dec. 1, 2017 by

I got a new pair of glasses today. So far it feels a little funny. They’re bigger than my other glasses and I think I see more clearly, but I’m not sure, yet. 

Listen to the Universe…

Nov. 17, 2017 by

The universe sent me a message today… I was starting to feel depleted. Running from meeting to meeting, gathering to gathering, sitting in traffic. Feeling conflicted about trying to be in two places at one time. All important things.

Calling People in Instead of Calling People Out

Nov. 10, 2017 by

Here we are – Friday again! It’s been a busy week full of community and compassion. This past Sunday Compassionate Atlanta was part of a panel around the New Sanctuary Movement in support of fair immigration practices.

A Great Turnout

Nov. 3, 2017 by

A Great Turnout forUnder My Hood: A Benefit for Compassionate Atlanta “When we love each other the world wins.” -Coleman G. Howard We had such a beautiful event last night at the first benefit Compassionate Atlanta. Thank you to Coleman and all

Dogtober Fest

Oct. 20, 2017 by

Almost exactly one year ago, I fell in love. Her name was Clover, but we decided Charlie fit her better. She’s only two, black and white and about 8 pounds. A Havanese. And she has the best personality ever.

Get out and spread compassion!

Oct. 14, 2017 by

One hour. Can you imagine taking one hour for yourself every week? I call it my power hour – it’s also known as restorative yoga. It’s one of my best hours of the week!

Be Among the Flowers

Oct. 6, 2017 by

Sometimes when the world seems upside down, which is often these days, I like to be among the flowers. That might mean gardening or for me, when I have the privilege of working with my mom in her flower shop.

Be Safe and Stay Compassionate!

Sep. 8, 2017 by

We interrupt this normally scheduled post to bring you some ways to help this weekend as people evacuate from the path of Irma. These are just two links of ways to practice compassion in action: If you have housing to offer: