Good News Monday: a kind act for local nonprofits

Day 212 of #LiveWell2017 (part B) Last Friday I discovered an article about a kindness project that just melted my heart, and I felt I had to share it with you. A mom and her daughter took over the Instagram account of the Triangle Kindness Project for a day and thought up a great way … Continue reading Good News Monday: a kind act for local nonprofits

Thanks for Sunday Parkways

Day 176 of #LiveWell2017 Sunday Parkways is a Portland tradition, and today is its 10th anniversary. Sunday Parkways are city-sponsored events where approximately eight miles of streets are closed to motor traffic for five hours so that pedestrains, bicyclists, skateboaders, and wheelchair riders can get out and enjoy the city streets and parks in a … Continue reading Thanks for Sunday Parkways

Grateful for LOVE (love > hate)

Day 155 of #LiveWell2017 Last week a known White Supremacist on a MAX train in Portland, OR began yelling remarks of hate toward various ethnicities and religions, including at two young women sitting on the train. When several men tried to intervene, to de-escalate the situation, he turned on them and stabbed them in their necks. … Continue reading Grateful for LOVE (love > hate)

Nuture your sense of wonder

Day 130 of #LiveWell2017 Not a day goes by that I don't wonder about something in this grand universe. That unfettered wonder keeps me going, learning new things and deepening my understanding of the people, places, and things that share this world with me. Socrates said wisdom begins in wonder. Plato said philosophy begins in wonder. Wonder … Continue reading Nuture your sense of wonder

Be the solution

Day 116 of #LiveWell2017 Yesterday I wrote about looking for the good. Today, I got an email from Street Roots, a local street newspaper (of exceptional journalism, by the way) that serves people experiencing homelessness and poverty. Despite the enormous challenges this small nonprofit and the people it serves face each day, they continue to see the … Continue reading Be the solution

Trash = treasure #generosity

Day 105 of #LiveWell2017 You may have heard that old saying, "One man's trash is another man's treasure." Well, it's true. Something you may not need or want anymore could make a big difference in someone else's life. Whether we're cleaning out our closets or pulling up old carpet, you'd be surprised how many ways … Continue reading Trash = treasure #generosity

Got skills? Give them away…

Day 104 of #LiveWell2017 Being generous is about giving of yourself. If you don't have a lot of money to give, then your skills are your currency. Everybody has skills. Using them to help others is a special way to give. Good with your hands? How about helping to build a Habitat for Humanity house? Knit … Continue reading Got skills? Give them away…