Five Ways You Can Encourage Your Child to Make Healthy Choices

May. 19, 2019 by

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,

Let’s Talk About It

May. 4, 2019 by

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.

6 Ways You Can Keep Your Kids Safe Outdoors During Spring and Summer

May. 2, 2019 by

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.

One Good Thing

Apr. 8, 2019 by

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 …

I See You

Oct. 22, 2018 by

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?

“It feels better when we heal together…”

Aug. 11, 2018 by

A few weeks ago, I wrote about my nephew showing me that shared joy is double joy.

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…

What Would Make You Genuinely Happy?

Jul. 4, 2018 by

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?

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.

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

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

Ellen Gadberry

Cultivate Compassion through Contemplative Crafting

Mar. 16, 2018 by

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?

Compassionate Action

Compassionate Action

Mar. 9, 2018 by

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

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