Let's Focus on the People

In the last year, I would assume that you have seen, read, or been a part of a debate regarding one of the following: Black Lives Matter, Breast Feeding, Trump, Transgender people, gun laws, Hillary, Muslims, Christians or some other major debate. I am not against these debates. On the contrary, I believe a healthydebate can change hearts and minds and require one another to open their minds and learn about beliefs outside of their own....more


Can justice be compassionate? Inspiritual: A space for spiritual evolution and transformation...more


May we remember that the extent to which we all experience is peace and joy is connected to the peace and joy of others. Let us work on filling this world with peace and joyInspiritual: A space for spiritual evolution and transformation...more

The Thank You Project - Social experiment of Real people sharing Love

 The Thank You Project I wanted to create this video to honour the things in life that we are grateful for.We often focus on trying to fix ourselves or the circumstances in our life rather than to appreciate what we already have. So as Thanksgiving was coming up I thought that a small reminder that we have so much to be grateful for in life would be in place....more

No Compassion For Anyone But Themselves

Has compassion left the building? Does everyone with skin any shade darker than white pose a threat to us? Conservatives want President Obama to bomb ISIL, but have no answer when familes, desperate for safe haven, arrive at our border seeking asylum. I saw on the news last night a map of the country highlighting in red the states where governors have stood their ground, refusing to accept Syrian refugees. Wow. How tough are they....more

Please Don't Lose Your Compassion

Jessica Barrett@jessbarretttnwww.mrsjonescoulduseabeer.com   ...more

Finding Compassion With Yoga + 60 Minute Playlist

There are four different paths in Yoga.  There is Gyan (Jnana) which is the path of knowledge.  Karma Yoga is the path of action.   Raja Yoga is known as the "Royal Path of Yoga".  Raja Yoga is based on self-discipline and is where most of the yoga poses, breathing and meditation practices that we are familiar with come from.  Bhakti Yoga is the path of love and devotion....more

How to Cultivate Compassion in the 21st Century

Compassion is the keen awareness of the intersection of all things.   - Thomas Merton Last week was pretty amazing. On Tuesday, I saw His Holiness The Dalai Lama speak on a panel about The Importance of Education in Promoting Universal Human Values....more

What I want to tell you

Here is what I want to tell you.That you don’t ever have to give me a reason for your struggles. There isn’t always one. If there is, you can tell me why. And if there isn’t, it doesn’t matter. It makes you no less deserving of a hug, of a listening ear, of a compassionate smile.That you can say to me, “I’m so anxious,” or “I’m super down today” or “I’m miserable” and I won’t expect you to know why....more