YOU ARE YOUR OWN MIRACULOUS MASTERPIECE…

Chris Carter, my guest today, blogs at The Momcafe. She didn’t know that by writing these thoughts she would also be helping me sort out some serious issues. Over this past weekend I had a moment, a few hours actually, where I was letting the past trigger extreme anxiety. The anxiety was fueling anger and…

SHAMED

It is my opinion that a person does not need to have had sex to have been raped. Legally the term rape involves coercion and penetration. Although I am not sure the term “emotional rape” actually exists in the world of psychology, I believe it perfectly describes a common occurrence. If I were to define…

TURNING THE WORLD INSIDE OUT

We look at nature and the world around us and we are constantly asking it questions, whether we are aware of it or not – who are we? how do we fit in? – comparing and turning ourselves and everyone else inside-out in an effort to understand them. Today’s guest, Peter Kelly, is a very…

JUST SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE

Nothing puts a smile on my face faster than seeing someone dance. People of all ages, shapes, and sizes letting their inner light loose in the form of butt shaking and arm waving. When I began Zumba several years ago I wasn’t one to let anything loose. I stood their half stepping, shy, and embarrassed.…

OUT OF THE FOG

Today I am hosting an acquaintance of mine, Laron Chapman, who blogs with a few other friends at Queerwerks.  He has a beautifully strong voice and I am very pleased he decided to add his voice to my compassion theme this month. The opposite of compassion is indifference.  This post is not only about the…

HE WOULDN’T ACCEPT MY COMPASSION

Today I am truly excited and most honored to host my favorite poetess Nicole Marie from Words and Other Things. Today’s compassion story is honest, raw, emotional, and I should warn you a box of tissues might be handy to have.  This post is sure to touch everyone’s heart.   HE WOULDN’T ACCEPT MY COMPASSION…

THE SPACES BETWEEN

Troy Scott has been spending a lot of time “thinking about the implications and applications of shared perception enhancement”.  It would be so much easier to have compassion, or empathy, or even sympathy for someone if you could indeed see something from another person’s perspective. I don’t think I have ever debuted a short fiction…

THE KITTEN OF COMPASSION

David Ellis and I have written a few duets together Destination Destiny   Seductive Nature    Perfect Imperfections   Seafaring Scallywags and Equestrian Maidens .  Not only is he a master with words he is way smarter than I am (and that isn’t me slamming myself…he is just that smart).  He is often the first one I notice…

MORE THAN AN IMAGE

Today my guest blogger is one of my “IRL” friends, May Vann. Compassion happens when you get past the stereotyping and the judgments and take the next step in caring about someone. I hope this idea comes across in this post today! When I first met May we were shaking our butts next to each other…

SHE CHARMED MY HEART

There is an initiative on twitter #1000speak and a facebook group that started with two wonderful people Lizzi and Yvonne. February 20th bloggers will unite and speak about compassion. If you don’t have a blog you can submit a piece to the blog they started by clicking here.  What started with 2 people quickly turned…