May we relinquish the belief in our separation and find the courage to connect with a compassionate heart.

Welcome to Growing Our Voice! This site, created by Wendy Heckert (Ed.D.), aims to share quality and accessible resources with those interested in learning about mindfulness and compassion meditation practices. This site aims to advocate for strengthening our common humanity so that we choose to actively engage in creating an inclusive and just world.

Upcoming Events

Please join me for an online sit where we can cultivate connection and ease during these challenging times of social distancing. The sit will begin with a quote or poem. We will sit mostly in silence with light guidance by me. This is a time for us to nurture our heart and strengthen our inner resources through collective, compassionate presence.

Recent Posts

The above infographic is quick guide to help support grounding in the moment. This is especially helpful during moments of stress. You can use it to shift your perspective whether by choosing how to move forward or by taking a moment to appreciate an ordinary moment


This is a handout to introduce the basics of these transformational practices. Mindfulness gives rise to compassion and compassion strengthens the inner resource of mindfulness. Meditation is the gym for the mind and heart.

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