Be a compassion ninja!

  The holiday season is in full swing. For many of us it is a time of love and laughter with friends and family…and for some it is a time to face difficult family dynamics without losing our cool…or our minds. This is the season when people come into my office asking how to handle this mother-in-law,…

Own Your Voice

I had the good fortune of being invited to speak at the PowHER leadership conference at Arizona State University on October 22nd. What a pleasure to be among over 300 bright, enthusiastic undergraduate women all interested in learning how to access their personal power and walk with confidence towards their futures. I gave a talk…

Let’s Spread Compassion Together…

I’m on a compassion mission…will you join me? Let’s open our hearts to one another and spread some compassion this holiday season! Are you with me? Will you consider sharing this video on compassion and asking others to share too, please? Together we can help heal the world with compassion. Be happy and well, Sari…

A lesson in compassion…

I had the honor of being included in TedX Fountain Hills this week, along with 19 other inspirational and amazing speakers. I will tell you, it was a tremendous experience. I am not given to sharing personal stories on this blog, but inspired by the Ted way of doing things, I feel compelled to share…

Rise to your highest self

Our hearts are broken at the relentless news of inhumanity these days…most recently the news of over 100 school children in Pakistan being ruthlessly massacred. How are we to swallow this devastating news? How do we not fall under the weight of the despair it causes? Many of us are left wondering what has become of…

Speak out…with compassion

Tough week, tough year, tough decade, tough century, tough world history for human rights. In our world today we are constantly faced with these injustices streaming into our lives from afar, as well as face-to-face. It can be overwhelming. It can feel defeating. It can make us fearful. It can make us very angry. What…

Compassionate Thanksgiving…

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion…If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” -Dalai Lama The holidays are here. When we take the time to cultivate compassion, we improve ourselves, our relationships and our world… Happy Thanksgiving! Be happy and well, Sari Roth-Roemer, Ph.D.

Peace now…

Today was a day of reflection. It was an inspiring day of connection, family, friends, and thoughts about peace in an increasingly tumultuous and violent world. It is clear that the task at hand can not be accomplished alone. It is clear that it will take a combined effort of friendship and community. What if we all take…

Compassion always…and other kind reminders…

There’s a FaceBook page I’ve been following daily called “The Optimism Revolution.” Have you seen it? It is really wonderful. Daily inspiring quotes that are less cliché and more thoughtful than most. Today the one he posted was particularly good. It’s the photograph you see here.  It reminds us all that what we see is…