My Goodness Story: Compassion

In the field that I landed in, special education, there are billions of stories that come to mind involving compassion for others. But, the first time I really remember my compassion for others shining through happened during my sophomore year of high school. I was never the best at science in school, so starting new science-based classes always made me nervous. Yet, my nerves were immediately subsided when I saw that Andy Vargas was in my biology class. 

The Expressive Remedy Series Recap: Goodness and Greatness

Asking people to come to an event to share a story with a room full of strangers is a scary thought. It’s vulnerable, it’s uncomfortable, for some it may even be flat out terrifying.

When Arastasia and I thought of the idea for The Expressive Remedy, we considered all of those things, but instead of running away from the idea, we embraced it. Because, in our eyes, the world needs safe spaces where people can come together to be accepted for who they are and the stories they bring with them.