Inspiring Connections provides psychological services and resources that promote well-being through both personal and professional development.

“Compassion: An Introduction” — 2016 Video by The International Center for Compassionate Organizations

Screen Shot of Video, "Compassion-An Introduction"

At this link you can watch a video on compassion that was produced, recently released, and generously shared by The International Center for Compassionate Organizations. For those who have participated in compassion-focused therapy sessions (e.g., via the mindful compassion group therapy program), some of the lines early on in the video will sound very familiar—I hope! Read more ›

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A Reflection on Heroes

I received a card once with the Maya Angelou quote on it, “I think a hero is any person really intent on making this place a better place for all people”. It is a quote that has come to my mind at different points over the years since I first read it.

I like the quote. I also would like to build on it.

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Registration is open for Mindful Compassion Group Therapy Programs that begin in October

These mindful compassion group therapy programs are geared to participants’ development of self-understanding, self- (and other-) compassion, and, importantly, of courage. Programs that begin in October include More →

Bringing our whole heart does not mean bringing 25 percent of a heart (or somewhat more or even less)

Think of a being you deeply cherish, maybe it is a person, maybe it is a cherished pet. Take a moment to feel the presence of this being, to feel the warmth you feel toward this being, the joy, the delight. What do you wish for this being? What does your heart wish for this being? Connect to the feelings imbued in this wish. More →