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Jan 27

Reflections on the Life of Gina Anderson MD

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Gina was a member and active supporter of this website. She died of a heart attack on January 25, 2011. She was 45 and worked for 15 years as a physician and mentor, specializing in OB-GYN. Her life exemplified compassion. She had a passion for caring for women of all races who struggled with the hardships of poverty. Tentatively, a memorial will be held in Jersey City on February 19. Details of the memorial will be posted here as available. We are compiling a memory book on the life of Gina. Please help us by leaving comments about Gina and her life as a comment below or send your thoughts and photos to Ron Anderson at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for the family.
Jan 03

Facing Mistakes with Compassion for Ourselves

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 Mistakes come in many forms and most people either regret these mistakes, try to learn from them, or a combination of both. My thought for today is that people may be focusing on the wrongs they do, or the accidents that happen, rather then moving forward. When people make mistakes it often holds them back from continuing on with their lives. swing day trading strategies Perhaps it is because others make these things feel so big that we can not get past them. 


Dec 16

Pay It Forward in Compassionate Acts

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                                                                                                 Kind acts make the world go round. In other words, they hold societies together.  In the movie Pay It Forward, a young boy who is in middle school and takes a class where he teacher inspires him to “think of an idea to change our world and put it into action!” The boy, Trevor, devises the “pay it forward" act where he would help three people, then each of those three people would help three other people. Trevor explains that this act has to be something that the person couldn’t do on his or her own. He tries to help people but feels as if he has failed. In all reality, he has touched people’s lives and because of him, people are helping others and the chain continues all the way across America.

Dec 15

"Do Something" Website for Youth

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Dec 15

Upcoming Orphanage Work in Cusco

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For months I have been blogging about international volunteer experiences and opportunities. swing trading is the best strategy Now I want to tell about my upcoming trip to Peru.

 On May 15th, 2011 I will fly out of Minneapolis, Minnesota and about 12 hours  later land in Lima, Peru. After landing I will be picked up by a representative from the International Volunteer Headquarters program and then driven up the Andes Mountains to the city of Cusco. Once there, I will move in with a local family and begin work at the orphanage.

Dec 13

Random Acts of Kindness

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kindnessI came across a website called Random Acts of Kindness. It’s a website where people submit their stories about how they helped someone or someone helped them. The website shows that there are people in the world who take time out of their day to do a good deed for others. The goal of this site is to inspire and motivate others to participate in a random act of kindness.  Their mission statement is “get involved, get inspired, and tell us your story."

Dec 12

Neighborhood Compassion

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swing trading strategies As I look outside my dorm window at the latest snow fall, I think about home and my neighbor Mark. When I lived at home, nearly every time the snow fell hard, Mark would come around the neighborhood with his big snowblower and plow the end of our driveways where the snowplow leaves huge mounds from plowing the street.  It takes up time that he could use to do other things, but instead, he gives kindness and compassion to our neighborhood. Kudos to Mark for being such a great neighbor! I hope more people, including me, can be as kind and selfless as he.

Dec 09

Music Spreading Compassion

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Many people have heard reggae music, but if you listen closely to the music you will experience a lot more than just some words and beats. You will hear thoughts and ideas of compassion. Reggae is one of the few music genres that consistently spreads the ideas of compassion. 

Dec 09

Chiropractic Compassion

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Over Thanksgiving break, I went home and had a routine chiropractic appointment. It ended up being much more than that. Not only was it a healing through practice, but also through the words of a new employee named Agnus. Agnus is from Ghana in West Africa and she moved to the United States when she was 20.  I had an hour conversation with Agnus and she taught me about the effects of poverty, hunger, etc. At the end of our conversation, Agnus left me with a enticing message, she said, “You should be kind and love everyone you come in contact with because you never know who will come to your aide when you need it.” Compassion can be simple and Angus is one of the most compassionate people I have ever met.  

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