#1000Speak - Listen to your Children with Compassion

#1000Speak – Listen to your Children with Compassion

Listen. It’s such a simple word. An anagram for silent. Which you should be while you’re listening. But listening isn’t the same as hearing. It’s not the same at all. Listening, active listening, involves actually taking the time to digest what the other person is saying. It takes time. And sometimes, it involves compassion. I Read More

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#1000Speak – Accepting and Moving On

If you haven’t read about #1000Speak before, check out these posts… Be compassion. Feel compassion. Live compassion. Compassion for the Bully #1000Speak for Charleston, Ferguson and Paris… Re-connecting with Yourself Compassion for the Earth If you have, then you may know that this month’s topic is acceptance. This morning, I delved into my Gran’s diaries. Read More

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#1000Speak for Charleston, Ferguson and Paris…

The theme for this month’s #1000Speak for Compassion post is simply that “compassion”.  I feel like it should be a simple thing.  Compassion. It should be something that we all inherently have as a part of us when we’re born. Something that we feel towards others.  That we don’t have to nurture.  That just exists. Read More

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#1000Speak – Re-connecting with Yourself

The past few weeks you may have noticed that my posts have gotten a little deeper.  I’ve been trying to reconnect and re-engage myself in several ways – especially related to my divorce.  It’s very difficult sometimes as my co-parenting relationship continues to be maddening.  Although I don’t appreciate the stereotype – it is true Read More

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Be compassion. Feel compassion. Live compassion. #1000Speak

As I’ve been leading up to it for the past couple of weeks, I’ll point you again to my “Compassion is a Verb” piece – leading up to today’s overwhelming examples of human compassion on over 1000 blogger’s sites as part of the #1000Speak campaign started as a result of an impassioned post by Lizzi Read More

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Compassion is a Verb

As a writer, I’m very familiar with the ins and the outs of the language.  If you’re a writer too, you might be reading the title of my blog thinking, no it’s not – compassion is a noun.  It’s a feeling.  It’s not something you do. I’m here to tell you otherwise. A verb is Read More

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