As most readers of this blog will know, 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion began in January 2015 in response to the Charlie Hebdo murders, the murder of school children in Pakistan and the Boko Haram massacres in Nigeria. Sometimes it feels as if the world is becoming increasingly less compassionate and more violent, that isn't the … Continue reading Compassion Wins
"Compassion isn't some kind of self-improvement project or ideal that we're trying to live up to. Having compassion starts and ends with having compassion for all those unwanted parts of ourselves, all those imperfections that we don't even want to look at." Pema Chodron Compassion is what 1000 Voices Speak For Compassion is all about. … Continue reading Self-Compassion Heals
In August 2012, my husband and I did ‘The Alchemy of Relatedness’ with Fanny and Colin, a couple who runs retreats in Devon, England. They call their work ‘The Movement of Being.’ On this week-long retreat, held on Dartmoor, we stayed clear of ‘normal’ distractions. In the mornings we sat outside facing the lush countryside … Continue reading The Power of Self-Compassion
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!
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
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
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!
It's hard to believe it's almost a year since we started 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion. Hard to believe it's been that long, and hard to believe it's been such a short time. Time has flown and we've done so much! It was in early January 2015 when Lizzi and I had the conversation that … Continue reading A Year of Compassion #1000Speak
For our link-up this month, in honor of the Thanksgiving tradition our theme is GRATITUDE. Here's what the Oxford Dictionaries online have to say about gratitude: noun the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. And according to the Thesaurus, some synonyms are: grace gratefulness honor praise thankfulness … Continue reading The Wisdom of Gratitude – #1000Speak