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Self-love, self-respect, self-worth: There’s a reason they all start with self. You can’t find them in anyone else.” – Rob LianoBecca M.

What does compassion mean? To me compassion is kindness, understanding, and taking action. Currently, given the state of society, I feel it is especially important to show compassion in our everyday lives. We act compassionately towards friends and family, strangers and to those who are in need. But what about ourselves? I think that we tend to forget about giving compassion to ourselves. Without showing kindness and understanding to our own self and needs, how are we supposed to accomplish compassion for others?

Right now, we are living in different times. Not only are we living through a pandemic but an uprising of injustices. There is a lot going on in our world and many people are struggling with the uncertainty of everyday life. And as hard as it is to do, slow down and take a breath… Self care is important. The past few months have been a good reminder for myself that I need to take care of myself, take time for myself, and to be compassionate towards myself. For me to be able to be successful, I know that I need some self-care. Self-care does not have to be indulgent, extravagant, or outlandish. It can be as simple as going for a walk, drinking some water, or taking deep breaths. In fact, right now I want you to take five breaths. Breathe in for five seconds and out for five seconds.

 Take some time for yourself today. You will thank yourself later.

The Compassion Project: Let us be the ones who transform our world by allowing compassion to lead our action. Throughout the year, this column will feature the various ways to have compassion for others, for our specific organization, and for yourself.

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EVENTS

Aug 25

2022

WCA Mission Tour

Join us for a 35 minute virtual tour to learn about our mission of safety, healing and freedom through the stories of clients and the impact of our services. The WCA Mission Tour aims to inspire and educate about the complexities and realities of domestic abuse and sexual assault, both here in the Treasure Valley […]

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Oct 02

2022

SueB 5k 10k 2022

On October 2, 2022, we celebrate the 13th annual SueB 5k 10k at noon After two years of racing virtually, we invite you to join us IN PERSON to raise awareness about domestic abuse, while memorializing the life of an individual who has brought so many people together. The SueB 5k 10k provides a space […]

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Oct 12

2022

Witches Night Out at the Village

Mark your calendars for Witches Night Out on October 12, 2022 from 5 – 9 p.m. Wednesday, October 12 we will be celebrating Witches Night Out at The Village at Meridian, hosted by Meridian’s Centercal Properties and its marvelous merchants. Several sponsors help make the evening a resounding success, raising funds for the WCA’ clients’ […]

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Oct 28

2022

Healing Begins with Hope

WCA Healing Begins with Hope Virtual Outreach and Fundraising Event When: October 28, 2022 As the WCA celebrates 112 years of changing lives, we would like to invite our community to mark their calendars and save the date! The event will be an opportunity to learn more about the WCA’s mission of safety, healing and […]

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