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
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
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.
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
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
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
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,
I wish I could’ve taken a photo of what I saw the other day on I-285. You know, the busy never ending traffic loop that circles around Atlanta? What I saw was a funeral procession. There were two police officers
Did you know that you have all the tools you need? But, sometimes it’s a little overwhelming and hard to recognize that they are there. I know I’m surrounded by amazing people and tons of resources. Yet, I find myself
As we get ready to celebrate Dr. King and all he stood for, I think about the many things Dr. King taught us. How does one man make such an impact? Part of that answer is that he did not do
It’s January! So, do I resolve… or do I evolve? I’m getting all these messages about resolutions for the new year and I realized that they make me a bit anxious. What if I aim too high? What if I aim too
I beam with pride at the amazing things that CA has accomplished this year. Our village. Over 100 Charter partners, 2,000+ people attending events, co-hosting a 4 part series attended by over 300 individuals on being mindful about money, and supporting
Have I told you lately how wonderful you are? Yes, YOU! I really mean it. You are wonderful just the way you are. Your flaws, and all. There is no one just like you. And I’m so grateful for that.
I know I’ve been talking a lot about glasses. I’m not obsessed, I promise. But I want to tell you about amazing thing that happened to me this week.
I got a new pair of glasses today. So far it feels a little funny. They’re bigger than my other glasses and I think I see more clearly, but I’m not sure, yet.
The universe sent me a message today… I was starting to feel depleted. Running from meeting to meeting, gathering to gathering, sitting in traffic. Feeling conflicted about trying to be in two places at one time. All important things.
Here we are – Friday again! It’s been a busy week full of community and compassion. This past Sunday Compassionate Atlanta was part of a panel around the New Sanctuary Movement in support of fair immigration practices.
In case you have not noticed, the election is fast approaching. It’s in 45 days to be exact. So, that means if you are not already registered to vote—NOW IS THE TIME.