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
I am really excited to announce May’s theme of Self-Compassion. Learning compassion for myself made such a difference to my life, and I love guiding other people to feel compassion for themselves. It gives me the warm fuzzies, makes my heart sing and my eyes mist over. So yes, I had a hand in choosing … Continue reading Self-Compassion Prompts for May Link-up #1000Speak
Welcome 1000+ Voices! Our theme for this month is Compassion and Vulnerability. We’ve chosen this theme because April is awareness month for a number of issues related to vulnerability or vulnerable people - some just in the USA and India, and some worldwide. The second of April was World Autism Awareness Day, and the week from the 2nd … Continue reading Compassion and Vulnerability #1000Speak Link-up Here!
Hi everyone. It's link up time again. This month, as well as exploring compassion we are looking at happiness and its links to compassion. And you'd say there's an obvious link, of course, wouldn't you? When exploring compassion we are seeking to increase happiness aren't we? The above quote was a favourite of my father. … Continue reading Happiness and Compassion – obvious bedfellows?
Our next link-up is on the 20th of March. Just one week to go! Our theme, as it is every quarter, is simply Compassion. However, 20th March is also International Day of Happiness. Do compassion and happiness go together? You bet! So, if you would like to write a post about the connection between compassion and … Continue reading Compassion and Happiness
For this link-up we really needed to do a joint post from members of the 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion admin team. Not everyone could join us, but of those of us who could, here are our reflections on the past year. Happy Anniversary everyone! Lisa Listwa It’s hard to believe that our first post link-up … Continue reading Our Year of 1000 Voices Speak For Compassion
On February 20th 2015, 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion held its first link up. Our intention for that day was to get a thousand bloggers together and spread compassion around the world. As many of you will know, that plan for a single day evolved, and many of us have been writing about compassion … Continue reading Prompts for Celebrating a Year of Compassion #1000Speak
"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
Although 1000 Voices Speak For Compassion had its first link-up on the 20th of February 2015, the birth of our initiative was one year ago today! January 12th was the day it all began, was the day around 200 or so people responded to the invitation to join us in writing about compassion on an … Continue reading We Are One!
1000 Voices Speak for Compassion is almost a year old! We were born on the 12th of January, 2015, and our first event was the 20th of February. Since then we’ve written about kindness, nurturing, gratitude and several other topics as well as, of course, compassion. For those of you who aren’t yet familiar with … Continue reading Forgiveness Prompts For #1000Speak January Link-up