Connie is a rising leader on the subject of compassion and forgiveness. Her blog can be found at imnobuddhist.wordpress.com. As a speaker, writer and workshop leader, she is bringing together people from all walks of life to explore compassion and forgiveness in very practical terms in the context of bullying, incest and parents end of life. Candor and humor are the hallmarks of her writing and talks. Connie is the founder of Daily Oasis™, a portable on-demand refuge for busy people; she is on the coaching staff of The Future Project; and she is a well-known published essayist, most recently in Open to Hope: Inspirational Stories of Healing After Loss published by the Open to Hope Foundation. Connie is also developing several anti-bullying programs for schools and communities across the United States. Connie is the Founder of CompasioNYC, a campaign for New York City to become an official candidate city as part of the International Campaign for Compassionate Cities, which grew out of Karen Armstrong's Charter for Compassion (charterforcompassion.org). Deeply committed to the environment and wildlife, Connie shares the vast beauty of our world from her travels to such places as Antarctica and Kenya through her NaturaSacraPhotography. Stay tuned for the forthcoming one-woman show Grief: a Comedy, based on the collection of essays from her website, Lost My Mother and Buried My Mind. Connie currently practices law in New York City, where she cohabits with Stella (her rescued greyhound).
Stories by Connie Vasquez
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, I have seen so many people doing incredible things to help their neighbors. Indeed, what a “neighbor...