Be Slow To Judge. Be Quick To Love.

More than once she rubbed her belly as though reassuring herself in some way. And as I watched her, I felt her pain. I watched her as she softly rubbed her pregnant belly, and followed her gaze to the mother who was holding her infant as close to her as possible given the IV and … Continue reading Be Slow To Judge. Be Quick To Love.

Self Compassion…Take Two

A dear friend asked me to write about self compassion for the #1000speak movement. Sweet of her to ask so I thought sure, I can do that. Then I started typing the most boring, mundane clinical description of my version of self compassion…..truly it sucked. Then I remembered…..I’m not a clinician so how about I … Continue reading Self Compassion…Take Two

Forgiveness: The Presence Of Its Absence

"It's impossible to count the number of words in a language, because it's so hard to decide what actually counts as a word. Is dog one word, or two (a noun meaning 'a kind of animal', and a verb meaning 'to follow persistently')? If we count it as two, then do we count inflections separately … Continue reading Forgiveness: The Presence Of Its Absence

Bundle Of Kindness

It was a day that I was dreading. I woke up in the morning and since I was working at home for the day, made me wonder how on earth I would face the lean phase. The madness from a professional point of view was getting from bad to worse and honestly, I lacked courage … Continue reading Bundle Of Kindness

What Does Your Knight in Shining Compassion Look Like?

Acts of compassion don't always look the same. In fact, each one is unique as it entails a unique situation, a unique set of people, one in need of compassion and one not only recognizing that need but being willing to act on it. Compassion begins at home and comes from within...we just have to … Continue reading What Does Your Knight in Shining Compassion Look Like?

Compassion Is In Our Nature

Snowflakes are beautiful when you look closely at their intricate individual pattern. They gently float toward one another, and create layer upon layer of beautiful white expanse, providing a canvas where anything is possible. Sand is barely visible when it stands as one lonely grain, yet when each grain is collected as a whole the landscape changes to … Continue reading Compassion Is In Our Nature