#1000Speak: We Are All Paris, Because We Are All Human

The 1000 Voices for Compassion Movement (also known as #1000Speak) began in January 2015 as a way for bloggers to spread messages of compassion. Participants may join in on the 20th of each month or as time allows, and either write about the month’s prompt or a related topic of their choice. Regardless, these Voices write … Continue reading #1000Speak: We Are All Paris, Because We Are All Human

#1000Speak: On Tolerance, Diversity, and the Influences on One’s Worldviews

I don’t consider myself a strong debater, so I tend to avoid politically charged discussions. Even my horror about the church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina and my admiration for the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of same sex marriage wasn’t enough to help me summon enough bravery to share my views about tolerance. … Continue reading #1000Speak: On Tolerance, Diversity, and the Influences on One’s Worldviews

#1000Speak: On Writing Poetry From A Place Of Compassion

Earlier this year, I took part in 1000 Voices for Compassion (a.k.a. #1000Speak) and posted articles about self-compassion and examples of compassionate actions in books I’ve read. It was one of the most enjoyable and rewarding blogging experiences I’ve ever had; and I knew before I had even finished drafting my second #1000Speak post that I wanted to … Continue reading #1000Speak: On Writing Poetry From A Place Of Compassion

Acts of Compassion in Literature – A Special #1000Speak Edition of “Theme: A Story’s Soul”

On February 20, 2015, 1000 Voices For Compassion will take to the blogosphere and share their thoughts and stories about compassion in all its forms (love, kindness, understanding, empathy, mercy, etc.). Many of these “Voices” are also posting articles on the subject in advance of the big day. Since I’d been debating between two ideas I like equally, … Continue reading Acts of Compassion in Literature – A Special #1000Speak Edition of “Theme: A Story’s Soul”

The Power and Importance of Compassion in Literature

  I’ve been thinking about compassion lately. It’s impossible not to, with everything that’s going on in our world. Terrorist attacks, increased racial tensions, insensitivity toward other minority groups, and the most vitriolic U.S. presidential election I can remember (notice the timing of this post, fellow Americans?)… From a social perspective, 2016 has been a bleak year, and I’m deeply … Continue reading The Power and Importance of Compassion in Literature

Now Open for Guest Posting!

Exciting news, everyone: As of today, this blog is open to guest posting! This is something I’ve been contemplating for a while, and for several reasons. It allows you to offer greater variety in content, helps you build relationships with other writers / bloggers, increases traffic… Basically, it’s a win-win situation for the host as well as the guest. And you … Continue reading Now Open for Guest Posting!