The Future of Compassion

Jul. 29, 2019 by

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!)

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.

Let A Note Spark Some Joy

Apr. 20, 2019 by

Springtime in Atlanta is bursting with color. Refresh. Renewal. Rebirth… And I’ve discovered a fresh new way of engaging with the world. It is very simple, like the budding of a tulip.

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 …

You Have A Choice To Make

Mar. 24, 2019 by

Do you own a perfect pair of shoes? The ones that fit just right. You know what I’m talking about. When you put on that pair of shoes that are meant for… running… dancing…a hike in the woods… dressing up for a

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.

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?

Compassionate Disagreements

Sep. 4, 2018 by

Compassionate Atlanta, a non-profit organization that seeks to raise awareness about the benefits of compassionate action in the Greater Atlanta area, recently sponsored an engaging workshop on empathetic communication at Kavarna coffee house in Decatur, Georgia.

“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.

Cultural Immersion: A College Student’s Perspective

Aug. 3, 2018 by

Italian Pizza vs American Pizza: Who wins? Many cultures are centered around food. Meals with family and friends are valued to high standards in both American and Italian households. 

Happy Inter-Dependance Day!

Jul. 6, 2018 by

Happy Inter-Dependance Day! Yes, you read that correctly. Happy inter-dependence day, also known as July 4th.

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.

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