What does it mean to be radically welcoming? I attended two events this week that led me to think about this question.
Today’s life is chaotic. Between work, school, and staying on top of chores, it can seem that there is a never-ending list of things to do. A healthy lifestyle can often fall by the wayside. However, with a little planning,
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.
As the days grow warmer and longer, you’re probably thinking of all the ways you can get outside and enjoy these lovely days with your family.
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 …
What does it mean to truly see someone? Sure, we work and play next to our co-workers, friends and neighbors, and even family, but do we truly see them? What makes them happy? What struggles are they going through?
A few weeks ago, I wrote about my nephew showing me that shared joy is double joy.
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…
What would make you genuinely happy? Really happy. Sometimes we think it is money, and while that might take some pressure off (or not) will it really bring happiness?
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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