What motivates me to create and share here?

After a hard fall in 2007, I found a variety of practices and communities that enhanced every aspect of my life. Since then, I have been on a mission to minimize the barriers that keep us from finding these practices and finding each other.
Our behavior, at every age, is a response we make to the desire we have to meet our needs and express our values. We can change the way we perceive the world around us and respond to it with compassion. I don't know any other way to do this than to practice. I have found that it is a lot more fun in a village. ~Brooke Summers-Perry

Have questions, ideas, or practice events to share with the group?


Practice empowers us to change the course of our lives. This short narrated animation describes how. From the collection of animations and illustrations by Brooke. Visit the Transformation Illustrated playlist on the YouTube channel

How do we stay connected to our neighbors and continue supporting each other after Harvey and beyond?
we practice, practice, practice




Practice Houston Worksheets

What if practicing awareness, forgiveness, gratitude, etc, could be as easy as a fill in the blank worksheet? Give these a try. These worksheets are based on secular and monastic practices. They are best when paired with a practice session with a one on one consultation or in a group setting for deeper connection, accountability, and celebration.

Compassionate Houston Network

Houston is home to a vibrant compassionate community of trainers and practitioners. We hope that you have the desire to learn more about Nonviolent Communication, Self Compassion, Mindfulness, Meditation, etc, and we will help you connect to intensives and practice groups to support your journey.

Children's Books

What if we share the language of needs and empower children to become compassionate and effective stewards of their needs and others?

Practice Book

Ten 10 minute compassion practices based on Nonviolent Communication (NVC), the work of Marshall Rosenberg, PhD, and other students of his work.


Paintings and digital collages that express how I see the spirit working in and through us.