One hour. Can you imagine taking one hour for yourself every week? I call it my power hour – it’s also known as restorative yoga. It’s one of my best hours of the week! Today when I was leaving yoga, I
Sometimes when the world seems upside down, which is often these days, I like to be among the flowers. That might mean gardening or for me, when I have the privilege of working with my mom in her flower shop.
Compassionate Atlanta is hosting our first special event and we want you to be a part of it! Join us for this special night of friendship, community, and story sharing. Bring your heart and get filled with messages that make
My question this week is, what does fearless friendship mean to you? I came here with my family as an immigrant when I was 7. I certainly came with privilege and at 16 became a US citizen. I came as a
When I took on the role as Chair of the Shambhala Community Relations Committee, I was committed to support the Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche vision of creating an enlightened society. This vision offers possibilities for a radical paradigm shift – not a
We interrupt this normally scheduled post to bring you some ways to help this weekend as people evacuate from the path of Irma. These are just two links of ways to practice compassion in action: If you have housing to offer:
Mr. Rogers said, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” Over the last week, we have seen
Last night’s Compassionate Atlanta Meetup speaker, Tavye Morgan, mentioned… “using Atlanta traffic as a spiritual growth opportunity”. Wow – way to reframe! So often, when speaking about compassion, driving and traffic come up as a hot topic. How does one remain
Breathe. Just breathe. If it feels like the world is on fire, what can you do? Go and get oxygen for yourself to breathe. I have no words of wisdom. But I encourage you to seek some out – seek
Join us on September 13 in the unveiling of the Global Mandala by our partner artist & activist, Sonia Osio. Read the inspiration behind the project. My life has been blessed with incredible and beautiful people. Friends from around the world with varied social backgrounds, belief systems,
My question for you this Friday is “What have you done for yourself lately?” Listen to the subtle messages that come your way. Just this morning my mom said she was going to workout and said it was a “mitzvah (Hebrew
Hello Compassionators, take a look below for an inspirational read. After reading Jen’s piece, what do you want for your birthday?
How do you feel about birthdays? Read about how Jen decided to welcome in her next year. Compassionately. My birthday was approaching in late May and I wasn’t feeling my typical celebratory self. It wasn’t tied to any one specific thing
Compassion stems from availability of the heart. When we are caught in an ego pattern, “hooked” as the Buddhists would say, not only are our hearts less available to the moment, but we also lose contact with mental clarity and
If you could turn back time…are you humming it now? Thanks Cher! 🙂. So, if you could turn back time, what would you want to change? This past week I attended an evening centered around women and race. We were
Georges Erasmus, an Aboriginal leader from Canada, said, “Where common memory is lacking, where people do not share in the same past, there can be no real community. Where community is to be formed, common memory must be created.”
Every week I get to meet great people and organizations that do incredible work. With 90 local Compassionate Atlanta Charter Partners, we share a desire to create more compassionate communities. What if this vision could become a reality?
Silence. This Sunday Compassionate Atlanta is part of an inaugural event called Standing Silence. We will be gathering with people of many different backgrounds to quietly turn our attention to social justice.
With Father’s Day coming up this weekend, we honor the caregivers, fathers, men, and role models in our lives. This year let’s look at vulnerability. We don’t usually associate vulnerability with our paternal figures. Yet, Brené Brown, an American scholar, author, and
Earlier this week I was privileged to attend a session on citizenship presented by New America Media. The room was filled with various ethnic media outlets. There were different communities, languages and nationalities represented.
Who’s been to a graduation lately? OK, and who has seen graduation pictures all over social media? Either way, it’s that time of the year. A time of celebration, of excitement, and anticipation.