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Self-love, self-respect, self-worth: There’s a reason they all start with self. You can’t find them in anyone else.” – Rob LianoBecca M.

What does compassion mean? To me compassion is kindness, understanding, and taking action. Currently, given the state of society, I feel it is especially important to show compassion in our everyday lives. We act compassionately towards friends and family, strangers and to those who are in need. But what about ourselves? I think that we tend to forget about giving compassion to ourselves. Without showing kindness and understanding to our own self and needs, how are we supposed to accomplish compassion for others?

Right now, we are living in different times. Not only are we living through a pandemic but an uprising of injustices. There is a lot going on in our world and many people are struggling with the uncertainty of everyday life. And as hard as it is to do, slow down and take a breath… Self care is important. The past few months have been a good reminder for myself that I need to take care of myself, take time for myself, and to be compassionate towards myself. For me to be able to be successful, I know that I need some self-care. Self-care does not have to be indulgent, extravagant, or outlandish. It can be as simple as going for a walk, drinking some water, or taking deep breaths. In fact, right now I want you to take five breaths. Breathe in for five seconds and out for five seconds.

 Take some time for yourself today. You will thank yourself later.

The Compassion Project: Let us be the ones who transform our world by allowing compassion to lead our action. Throughout the year, this column will feature the various ways to have compassion for others, for our specific organization, and for yourself.

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Apr 24

2024

Denim Day

April 24, 2024 is Denim Day Order your Denim Day Outreach Kit! Denim Day is a day-long awareness campaign that allows us to honor survivors of sexual assault and start conversations about the dangers of victim-blaming. Why denim? In 1992 an 18-year-old Italian girl was sexually assaulted by her driving instructor. While he was initially […]

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Apr 25

2024

WCA Virtual Mission Tour

Join us for a 35 minute virtual tour to learn about our mission of safety, healing and freedom through the stories of clients and the impact of our services. The WCA Mission Tour aims to inspire and educate about the complexities and realities of domestic abuse and sexual assault, both here in the Treasure Valley […]

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May 07

2024

WCA Virtual Mission Tour

Join us for a 35 minute virtual tour to learn about our mission of safety, healing and freedom through the stories of clients and the impact of our services. The WCA Mission Tour aims to inspire and educate about the complexities and realities of domestic abuse and sexual assault, both here in the Treasure Valley […]

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May 12

2024

Closets for A Cause & Mother’s Day Dinner with Chandlers

Visit Chandlers on Mother’s Day, May 12th, to support the WCA through their Closets For A Cause event! This clothing pop-up is open to all from noon to 4 p.m. and we know you will find something you love. Additionally, visit https://www.chandlersboise.com/ to reserve your spot for their Mother’s Day Prix Fixe dinner, with proceeds […]

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May 23

2024

WCA Virtual Mission Tour

Join us for a 35 minute virtual tour to learn about our mission of safety, healing and freedom through the stories of clients and the impact of our services. The WCA Mission Tour aims to inspire and educate about the complexities and realities of domestic abuse and sexual assault, both here in the Treasure Valley […]

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Sep 03

2024

2024 Joyce Stein Award Celebration

HONORING THOSE WHO MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE GROWTH AND ADVANCEMENT OF WOMEN The Joyce Stein Memorial Award is given in memory of Boisean Joyce Ann Stein, a long-time supporter of the WCA (YWCA). Each year an individual who has made a positive impact on the growth and advancement of women is honored. After […]

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