Compassion For All

Jun. 19, 2019 by

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.

Iyabo Onipede

New Team Member

Jun. 2, 2019 by

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.

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 …

Time is precious…

Mar. 11, 2019 by

Time is precious. OK, so that’s not an earth shattering revelation. But, I find myself wasting time on things that don’t really matter. I went to the doctor this week for my annual check up.

The Time is Now

Nov. 17, 2018 by

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.

“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.

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.

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

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

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