Compassion blog interview

Asking my mom about her view on Compassion in the world

Stoney Brook and Christy Hightower

Stoney Brook talks about how being a pilgrim on the Camino de Santiago in 2014 touched and changed him in unexpected ways. Among other things the pilgrimage was the gateway to his setting up the first Veteran's Treatment Court in...

Miriam De Santiago and Ryan Berger

Ryan has a conversation with Miriam who is the recipient of the PHC 2021 VIA award, how she approaches her work and engages with clients to assist them in improving their health with an enhanced quality of life.

Laura Reyes & Scott Acord

A positive experience Laura had with a nurse when her father died on Christmas morning, has shaped her career in Patient Experience. Laura shares stories about her fathers influence in her life and her families Christmas Eve celebrations.

Interview with Dr. Plowman

I spoke with my mentor from UF's University Multicultural Mentor Program and interviewed her about her work life and life experiences in general.

Equality Through Education

Phyllis Wimberly ( My Grandmom ) spent her 40 year career as a Washington DC public school teacher integrating her AP English classes. As an activist and teacher her goal was to send kids to college that wouldn’t have otherwise...

Jan 2019 Pastor Linda Gastreich of Webster Hills United Methodist Church, Webster Groves, Missouri.

Ministry for pastor Linda Gastreich came to her as a calling in a circuitous way. She felt called at 14 but too self-critical in that moment in time, but life has a way of pulling you back to your calling....

The Power of Gratitude

Alejandro and Cassie are joined together to share Cassie’s auto-ethnographic personal narrative. Cassie shares about her experience with helping mothers in need.

Fr. Gregory Kirsch & Kelly Schmidt

Fr. Gregory and Kelly talk about the Table of the King celebration and its significance in the Catholic faith and those of us at Providence Health. The Table of the King celebration was created by Sr. Emilie Gamelin, one of...

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Veronica Nickel and Mary Olitzky

Veronica Nickel (44) shares a conversation with her mother’s best friend, Mary Olitzky (68), remembering Veronica’s mother, Yolanda.

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Pamela Ching and Wiedad "Roodly" Archer

Colleagues and friends Pamela Ching (61) and Wiedad "Roodly" Archer (52) have a conversation about their careers, beginning as nutritionists and moving into public health, including stories about their time working in various foreign countries and lessons they learned from...

BoiseSpeaks: "The ability to see a different way is life-changing."

Emily Johnson shares stories from Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Boise about the impact of friendship, mentorship, support, and one person's presence can have on another's life.

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Michael Wehrle and David Shanks

One Small Step conversation partners Michael "Mike" Wehrle (70) and David "Dave" Shanks (64) consider how their upbringings and recent examples of police brutality have shaped their understanding of racism. They also discuss the issues they have with the current...

Compassion Interview: How Does Compassion Affect Us?

My mom and I discussed the topic of compassion and how it affects her as well as those around us. We also brought up the idea of religion and art and how those two topics add to the discussion of...

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Phyllis Rosen and Isabella Gonzalez

New friends and conversation partners Phyllis Rosen (74) and Bella Gonzalez (25) discuss Phyllis' experience with abortion, the impact of her trauma, the evolution of her trauma over time, the healing process, and what it means to tell abortion stories...

Thanksgiving Interview

An interview with my Aunt Leboo for AP English 11

Curtis Reliford and Christy Hightower

Curtis Reliford talks about overcoming racism and serious adversity to find and fulfill his life's purpose which is helping those who are experiencing hard times: hurricane Katrina victims and the Navajo and Hopi people. Curtis describes how he follows his...

Elizabeth Garman and Rachel Manchester

Elizabeth shared her amazing life journey, teen pregnancy, loss of baby, humanitarian work with hemophilia education in impoverished countries, COVID journey and loss of family members, strength in adversity, a life of meaning and purpose, Providence mission. faith, leading with...

A Conversation With Michael and Hope Coleman

Michael and Hope Coleman talked about how they met, their decision to move into a home that could accommodate large numbers, and the importance of giving back to their community.