Compassion Is Not Weakness. Why Compassion Actually Takes Courage.

Compassion is NOT weakness. Being compassionate doesn’t make you weak.  Having concern for the suffering of others. That’s what compassion is.  There is no weakness in that. That just means you’re connected with your emotions and your own experiences of difficulty, and you recognize the humanity in others. It’s what you do with the compassion …

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Language Matters: Being Clear About Illness Vs Hatred

I will start by being clear that I am not a sociologist. So I encourage you to do your own learning and research. However, most people who know me are aware of my anti-oppressive stance. Today let’s talk about the importance of being clear about clinical disorder versus hatred. Language matters Language matters. A lot. Not …

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Courage When It Stands Out? She Refused To Bind Her Feet

Today I’m sharing a story of courage to inspire you. Sometimes we all need a reminder to think for ourselves with wisdom, compassion and practicality. So here’s a story from my heritage to help you with that. Have you heard of foot-binding?  It was a practice in China for about 1,000 years, where women were …

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“What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger”? It’s A Lie

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” – have you heard that saying? Quite frankly, I think it’s garbage. It may have been well-intentioned. But I think it’s untrue. And I think it’s dangerous. Let’s break it down together. First – something that “doesn’t kill” us. So in other words, that covers the gamut of …

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