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The Compassion Project: Cultivate Compassion

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Becca M.

Becca Maguire
Outreach Specialist

“It is not enough to be compassionate. You must act.”- Dalai Lama

Lately, I have been reflecting on how I can focus on being more compassionate in my life. How can we, collectively, act more compassionately towards one another? What do I need to do in my life to inspire compassion?

It is important to think compassionately and empathically but it is equally, if not more important to act with compassion and empathy. Start practicing this by making a conscious decision to cultivate compassion and empathy in your everyday life. One way to start this is to reach out and check on those you care about. Talk about how you are feeling, how they are feeling, and what you can do to help each other get through rough times.

This month I challenge you to open up and act with compassion to others. Start with simple things to practice:

  • Listen actively
  • Engage in meaningful conversations
  • Create commonalities
  • Be kind and considerate
  • Be aware
  • Say thank you

Act compassionately towards others. Lend a helping hand and a listening ear. Be kind to each other. Small acts of compassion make a difference.

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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