Virginia Sampson is passionate about disseminating the science based message of the power of compassion to create success in all areas of our lives. She received her Juris Doctor degree and has been a practicing litigation attorney for since 1982. Virginia also served as a judge for over three years. She currently practices elder law helping seniors with their legal issues. Virginia has had a full and challenging life. She has been a full-time caregiver to her husband who died from ALS, a victim of domestic violence, a single parent to four children, a widow, a divorcee, a step-parent and more. Her professional and personal challenges inspired her to study and learn about the science of compassion, self-compassion and happiness. She has completed courses of study offered through UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center and Stanford Center for Care and Altruism. She is the author of a book for adults, ‘Compassion Magic” and started a children’s series about compassion with “Superhero Sam Saves His Family”. Virginia travels nationally and internationally to speak about the power of compassion. She offers programs for individuals and small groups to assist them in developing compassion providing information about the latest findings and research on compassion and happiness. She shares simple and scientifically proven practices for discovering the power of compassion to create success and happiness in businesses, schools, communities, families and even with our health and well-being.