Compassion 5 Blog

My long-distance friend Artemis and I talk about the past and the future.

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...

Interview with Dad

Interview about life with dad. Love this guy and thanks for the stories you have shared with me.

My Beautiful Sister

This interview captures how amazingly kind and caring my sister Alexis truly is.

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.

The Making of a Mother: Life of Araceli McBeth

Araceli McBeth, interviewed by her daughter Janelle, shares humorous and crucial memories from her childhood. Araceli acknowledges the tremendous effect her mother had on her as a teenager and explains how this affected her desire of becoming a mother. Throughout...

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Janalynn Villasenor and Jeffery Puente

One Small Step conversation partners Janalynn Villasenor (38) and Jeffery Puente (30) talk about parenthood, their families' influence on their politics, and their shared desire to see communities and neighborhoods more connected.

A Mother’s Story

This interview takes place in Fort Mill, South Carolina on January 19th 2020. I am interviewing Neena Khoja who is my mother. She talks about her childhood and her journey from India to the U.S. She also talks about her...

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Daisy Lynton and Deidad Vega

Friends Daisy Lynton (71) and Deidad “Enid” Vega (57) share a conversation about Daisy’s life growing up in Panama, how she came to the US, her work as a nurse, and her time living in Germany, El Paso, and Georgia,...

Lotus and Lilly

Self discovery, memories and hopes

Mae Murnan (95) and granddaughter Tiffany Albrecht (46) with greats David & Bryce: ”young and younger”

Tiffany, Granddaughter, interviews Grandma, Mae Murnan, about the love of her life, her husband, Wilbur “Bill” Murnan. They met in Hawaii during the war, were married short months later, and the war was over a week after their honeymoon. She...

A Life Well Spent with Happiness and Love

Carol McCardell spent her life enjoying every moment and always making the best out of everything. She saw the bright side in every situation and believes positivity and compassion are important in life. She was always a willing and caring...

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Stephanie Carnahan and Heather Bottorff

Stephanie Carnahan (53) speaks with her wife Heather Bottorff (46) about social justice and shares the story of how they started the Fawn Hills Animal Sanctuary and Carefarm together.

Abuela Dina’s Tale

This interview summarizes some of my grandmother's greatest memories and life experiences. She talks of her childhood in Cuba and the love that she has for her family.

Gregory Parker and Regina McCarthy

Gregory Parker (35) interviews his mother, Regina McCarthy (71), about the influential people in her life, adversity, and her hopes for future generations of her family.

Forgive the Unforgivable and You Get Your Life Back

Mrs. Patricia Britz discusses her life experiences and explains how learning to forgive others has contributed to her improved life.

Susan St. John and Judy Powers

Susan St. John (77) and Judy Powers (76) talk about their journey to becoming Hurricane Island Outward Bound School instructors and the impact that the work has had on their lives. These two first cousins reminisce about being a part...

A student at Lehman ALC, Lurinarda Gonzalez, talks with fellow student, Arnold Serieux about special moments in her life.

On 12/12/2017, at the Lehman College Adult Learning Center, two students, Lurinarda Gonzalez and Arnold Serieux, talk about how it was for Lurinarda, growing up in the Dominican Republic, with her wonderful grandparents. According to Lurinarda, her grandparents would rate...