Catalytic thinking partner+enthusiastic connector+creative communications strategist. Creator of open source advocacy tools.
If someone doesn't "get" you, move on.
People's names, painting identification.
A quick meditation
Laura ’s CreativeMornings activity
David Dylan Thomas David Dylan Thomas - Divergent
Derrick Cain Derrick Cain - Justice
Colleen Reese Courage
We have have this urgent need for rest, for silence, in a world that is so cacophonous, so noisy, that in order to just keep ourselves together, we need that peace.
Michael Barsanti Silence - Michael Barsanti
Question why things are the way that they are and to look deeper in those uncomfortable places. Look after your mental health while you're doing it.
We have a material dependence on one another.
We all have the same universal desire which is freedom from suffering and pain. Our wellbeing depends on rising together and looking after each other.
Inclusion and compassion don't belong to any one culture, philosophy, or religion. The universal: when we can see ourselves in other people and other people in ourselves, we recognize our shared humanity and can have greater understanding.
Even through small actions such as self reflection and conversation, we can create ripples that go on to effect change no matter how small they may be.
Alexandra Jones Cheesemaking Traditions
Cheese has been with us since we started being human... and these traditions just might be able to help us carry on and achieve balance in a highly uncertain future.
Tradition can also be grounding, it can remind us where we come from. And where we want to go.
Compassion is always a choice, it is always amongst a set of options that we have in any situation.
My compassion doesn't have to be perfect, my compassion has to be intentional, it has to be genuine.
There's this powerful, magical thing that happens when we engage in the spiritual activity of trying to share another's suffering.
What it means to be compassionate is to be bold, and be brave and to actually step into—and shoulder—the burden with another person.
And guess what? Most of your ancestors were farmers.
When you're with somebody who's experiencing anxiety, the worst thing to say is "it's going to be okay." The best thing we can do is to be with them... not try to take anything away from them... to add to their lives.
Look at how are we not taking care of each other? Is there another way to proceed?