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!)
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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 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.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about my nephew showing me that shared joy is double joy.
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! Yes, you read that correctly. Happy inter-dependence day, also known as July 4th.
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.
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