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The Compassion Project: Cultivate Compassion

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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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Oct 29

2021

Healing Begins with Hope 10.29.21 at 12:00 p.m.

Please join us virtually for 1 of 3 showings of this year’s Healing Begins with Hope program. Be the Hope in our community today! As the WCA celebrates 111 years of changing lives, please join us for this year’s virtual Healing Begins with Hope Event! Join us to learn more about our work to meet […]

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Oct 29

2021

Be the Hope | 24 Ways

24 Ways Join us and Be the Hope in our community; every little piece of hope makes a difference and we ask that you unleash the power of radical generosity and awareness by taking part in 1 or more of our 24 Ways. By supporting the WCA today you can double your impact where every […]

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Oct 29

2021

Healing Begins with Hope 10.29.21 at 7:00 p.m.

Please join us virtually for 1 of 3 showings of this year’s Healing Begins with Hope program. Be the Hope in our community today! As the WCA celebrates 111 years of changing lives, please join us for this year’s virtual Healing Begins with Hope Event! Join us to learn more about our work to meet […]

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Oct 30

2021

Healing Begins with Hope 10.30.21 at 10:00 a.m.

Please join us virtually for 1 of 3 showings of this year’s Healing Begins with Hope program. Be the Hope in our community today! As the WCA celebrates 111 years of changing lives, please join us for this year’s virtual Healing Begins with Hope Event! Join us to learn more about our work to meet […]

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Nov 04

2021

Virtual Talk to Your Teen Presentation

November 4, 2021 12-1 p.m.

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Nov 10

2021

Virtual Break the Cycle Presentation

November 10, 2021 12-1 p.m.

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Nov 17

2021

Virtual Never Your Fault Presentation

November 17, 2021 12:00-1:00 p.m.

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Nov 19

2021

Lunch & Learn with Bre 11.19.21

Our lunch and learn sessions are an opportunity to learn more about The WCA and the clients we serve. Our Philanthropy Specialist, Bre, will share an overview of our services, the clients we serve, and our current needs. Bring your lunch and any questions you might have to this monthly virtual chat with Bre.

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