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

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

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

The Sharpest Tool in My Shed!

The Sharpest Tool in My Shed!

Feb. 9, 2018 by

We’ve all done it.  Walked into a situation feeling overly confident…ready to take everyone by storm, only to get knocked down on our took us by unexpected “facts”.   Lucky for me, this happened very early in my non-profit career.  I

When you believe there is good in the world, you’ll see it.

When you believe there is good in the world, you’ll see it.

Feb. 2, 2018 by

Remember that commercial slogan “You deserve a break today”? Well, I was at my neighborhood co-working space and I told the owner I was headed to the movies – on a Wednesday night. He instantly smiled and with great enthusiasm, said,