Rutgers University professor Dr. Brittney Cooper, in her memoir/social commentary Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower, unpacks key moments of her life in the context of Black Feminism within the American patriarchy. She describes complex relationships with peers, family members, and policies, and (at one point) suggests, “Perhaps we could start with empathy.”
5 entries categorized "Compassion"
Today, June 1, I hereby recommit to completing #abundance365, a gratitude photo project I started (and abandoned) back in 2013. You're invited to read why and join the fun!
Let me tell you a story that's both deeply personal and essentially universal about how I know we are all connected. In what situation have you felt a greater connection? What evidence do you notice that shows we're all connected?
From this spring's tornadoes that devastated Joplin, Missouri, and ravaged one of the poorest neighborhoods in Minneapolis to the recent flooding in Minot, North Dakota, (not to mention the mini-flood we helped clean up in my cousin's Northeast Minneapolis basement following heavy rains this past weekend), generosity has seemed to rise like a phoenix from disaster. As Mother Teresa has said, "We cannot all do great things, but we can do small things with love."
After I posted Learn: Forgiveness, the topic of forgiveness kept popping up at me. These resources offer expert information about forgiveness. A Better Homes and Gardens (BHG) article too-old-to-link-to (September 2007) led me to this web site, which discusses the stress-busting healing powers and medical benefits of forgiveness. The site...