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Compassion: One Small Act at a Time

Compassion. The world needs a lot of it. Weeks ago, I walked down an unfamiliar street not far from my early morning appointment. On my route, there lay a man curled up on his side in front of a closed restaurant. His head rested on layers of compressed cardboard, the only softness to his cement street-bed. His body faced the wall as […]

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I’m Not Superwoman: Getting over it

One afternoon, while intending to get a slew of things done from my to-do list, I sat in my chair and I fell asleep. I didn’t want to fall asleep. It just happened. Several hours later, I awoke. I missed an important meeting, missed a major deadline for a report, missed picking up my dry cleaning and […]

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3 Awesome Effects of Kindness

I boarded the hot, crowded vehicle and shuffled my way through the mass of sweaty bodies to the back of the bus. As a teenager on my way home from school, I already dreaded the ride. With no seats available, I tucked my book-laden bag between my feet on the floor as I clenched the overhead steel bar with both hands. I held myself […]

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