Tag Archives: compassion

Hope is a sweet thing

This weekend, I had the most harrowing personal experience. An online friend was going through a hard time, which I got to know through her social media postings and I had to intervene and get her the help that she … Continue reading

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Difficult conversations, trust and experience gaps: a learning moment

I am a boundary spanner by nature. As an atheist, left of left liberal, unschooling, immigrant single mother of color and a scholar, I am doubly triply, quadruply marginal; so boundary spanning is a social requirement for sanity. My friends span … Continue reading

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Go beyond compassion: celebrate other’s flourishing

Originally posted on Next Step to Nirvana:
Compassion is a beautiful thing. What is compassion? It is a four parted phenomenon of witnessing, acknowledging, and feeling of others’ pain and responding with compassionate actions that alleviate the pain. This is a topic…

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