Standing Silence.

Standing Silence.

Jun. 23, 2017 by

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. There is so much noise that surrounds us daily.

Let it be a weekend filled with compassion.

Let it be a weekend filled with compassion.

Jun. 17, 2017 by

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

Let’s support the information outlets that bring together the voices of our communities.

Let’s support the information outlets that bring together the voices of our communities.

Jun. 11, 2017 by

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. There were also service providers present and very

Don’t Be Afraid of New Beginnings.

Don’t Be Afraid of New Beginnings.

Jun. 2, 2017 by

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. So many years of hard work culminating with smiles and

Connect with Atlanta Non-Profits

May. 26, 2017 by

UNICEF, Humane Society, Second Helpings, Theatrical Outfit…. What comes to mind when you think of organizations like these?

MOON (“Made Out Of Nature”) Organics

May. 19, 2017 by

I am so honored that MOON Organics, is a Compassionate Atlanta partner! I’ve been involved as a part-time volunteer for Compassionate Atlanta for a few years now on and off, working on specific projects.

Tell mom she raised a good kid

May. 12, 2017 by

This Mother’s Day, tell mom (or your favorite caregiver) that they raised a good kid. Give a gift that gives back. In their honor lend your support to Compassionate Atlanta.

The Power of Momentum

May. 5, 2017 by

The work of Compassionate Atlanta is to bring forward the intentionality around using compassion in how we live our lives.

Who’s your hero? #NationalSuperheroDay

Apr. 28, 2017 by

Today is #NationalSuperheroDay.  Now, I’m not sure who made that up, but let’s go with it. Who is your favorite superhero?  You could take the easy route and think about Superman, Wonder Woman, The Incredibles—there are tons to choose from.

Cause for Hope:
A Community in Downtown Atlanta

Apr. 21, 2017 by

In the spring of last year, Compassionate Atlanta’s Mindfulness Team was asked to do a workshop for the 12-Step Narcotics Anonymous Group of Cause for Hope, which meets weekdays at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception downtown.

Use this time to find new avenues
(and laugh a little more!)

Apr. 14, 2017 by

It’s been a busy week and a trying one for Atlantans navigating the new traffic reality since the I-85 bridge collapse. So, how do we deal with this daily traffic frustration?

Camp Connect

Apr. 7, 2017 by

Hello. My name is Ayesha, a Decatur High School student and intern at The Love & Light Institute. I am thrilled to share The Love & Light Institute’s first annual Camp Connect information with you.

Let’s shift the way we see the world…

Mar. 31, 2017 by

Combustion. Fire. Heat. Collapse. If you live in Atlanta, you know what I’m talking about. Yesterday, during rush hour, there was a large fire under our major thoroughfare the I-85.

We Need Each Other!

Mar. 24, 2017 by

What does it mean to be an ally? The definition of ally according to Merriam-Webster is to unite or form a connection; or relation between or to form or enter into an alliance, as in two factions allying with each other.

Recognize the value of being present!

Mar. 17, 2017 by

In the midst of our hectic daily lives, we recognize the value of being present.

Have compassion in every aspect of your life

Mar. 10, 2017 by

We don’t always think of compassion as an integral part of a good business mindset. Yet, sometimes it’s easy to see that compassion IS good for business. One great example is a local business called Finders Keepers Consignments.

Happy International Women’s Day 2017!

Mar. 4, 2017 by

March 8th is the International Women’s Day and is celebrated throughout the world. The first International Women’s Day was celebrated in the early 1900’s, in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. Women banded together to protest inequality in economic and political spaces.

Get out and get involved!

Feb. 24, 2017 by

On this beautiful day in Atlanta, as we see the daffodils bloom 🌼 and the birds start their singing, we feel the restorative and healing power of nature.

Love is Everything!

Feb. 17, 2017 by

How do you say I love you? Let me count the ways… Earlier this week, Americans celebrated Valentine’s Day – the holiday of love. ❤️

What can you, as an individual, do in your day-to-day life to ignite change?

Feb. 11, 2017 by

Almost two years ago I wrote this article, about my mentor and friend Rabia Roberts, and the lessons she shares from her life’s work as a peacekeeper and activist for social justice.