Bring Compassion Into Your Daily Life With Compassion Today 3D App

Compassion Today 3D App

The Compassion Today 3D App is one handy way to incorporate compassion into your daily life. It provides access to compassion-related resources, such as daily quotes, news, reminders and thought provoking questions. Start your day feeling inspired by people doing simple acts of kindness all around the world, or read about pilot projects to help save the Earth. There are articles about habits for productive people, the qualities of effective leaders, and how to transform trauma into creative energy. And it’s right in your pocket! You can access this app by going to http://charterforcompassion.org/compassion-today and following the download instructions.

You can bring more compassion into life by caring for yourself, caring for others, and caring for the world, which are the 3 dimensions of compassionate living. The app includes stories, articles, and daily reminders. Quotes and News offers suggestions on how to change your outlook and perception of life events to live a healthier, more love-filled life. Daily Good provides specific steps to make the world a better place.

Compassion Today is built into my morning routine. I begin my day by reading articles that inspire me to take more time for myself and motivate me to be of service to others. This mobile app reminds me to care for myself, and in taking care of myself I can be more present and giving to others. For example, a recent story is Taking Back the Time, about the importance of slowing down, doing less, and grounding yourself into the present moment. By slowing down you create mental space to find clarity, and in the process, become gentler with yourself. Simple reminders from this free app help us view the world through a lens of compassion throughout the day.

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Randi Powell

Global Force for Healing Intern

OHSU Senior Nursing Student

Nursing Students Without Borders

 

Compassion in Action: Teaching Safe Birthing in Tanzania

One individual’s compassion towards the suffering of other people can create a ripple effect. Like dropping a pebble into a pond, a single moment of caring can flow outwards incrementally, eventually affecting an entire population. Maureen is a volunteer physician with the Global Health Service Partnership in Tanzania, and is an example of how one person’s actions can create far-reaching and long-lasting change. She is one of 27 committed US doctors and nurses teaching in nursing and medical schools in Africa.

Like many places in the world, Tanzania has an inadequate healthcare system due to lack of medications, clinics, and trained professionals. Especially daunting is that in Tanzania one woman dies each hour due to complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. These complications arise from lack of access to well-equipped clinics and skilled professionals, and the societal norms of early marriage and pregnancy.

Maureen is addressing the high maternal mortality rate by training local men and women in obstetrics and gynecology. By teaching trainees, volunteers like Maureen are helping to improve clinical education, expanding the base of physician and nursing educators, and building a skilled healthcare system in a country that has a critical shortage of healthcare providers. Mauree has taught dozens of local providers to offer safe and competent care in a resource-limited country. Her compassionate teaching and practice of medicine have created a ripple effect on the lives of so many underserved women and babies.

Hospital Clinic in Tanzania

For more information of this remarkable doctor’s experiences and reflections on the work volunteer physicians are doing in Tanzania, Uganda, and Malawi then follow this link:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vanessa-kerry/for-international-womens-day-lets-make-childbirth-safe_b_4925339.html

Randi Powell

Global Force for Healing Intern

OHSU Senior Nursing Student

Member of Nursing Students Without Borders