Good News Monday

Day 219 of #LiveWell2017 Photo by Alex Pasarelu on Unsplash O.M.Goodness! This story may have gone viral by now. I don't know. But, when I saw it, I knew I had to share it with you. Mother A was on a plane alone (without her kids, for a change) when her plane was delayed on the tarmac. During … Continue reading Good News Monday

Be your truest self

Day 218 of LiveWell2017 The other day, I got to thinking about introverts and extroverts and the expectations we impose on each other based on our own ways of being and thinking. So often we expect other people in our circles and in our families to do the things we do, to have the same … Continue reading Be your truest self

Kindness = good mental health for young people

Here's a bonus post today, because I just read about a study conducted by Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation regarding kindness and mental health in young people. One of the key findings of the study was: "Kindness matters. Young people who describe their environments as kind are more likely to be mentally healthy. That’s true … Continue reading Kindness = good mental health for young people

New study: Kindness at work benefits everyone

Day 192 of #LiveWell2017 Photo by rawpixel.com on Unsplash A new study published in the journal, Emotion, on June 6th shows that acts of kindness at work benefit the givers, the receivers, and the whole organization. The study, done by researchers from the University of California, included having 19 of the organization's workers act as "givers" of kind … Continue reading New study: Kindness at work benefits everyone

More than a label: overcoming stereotypes

Day 49 of #LiveWell2017 Today, I read a commentary in the Street Roots newspaper by Andy Ko of the Partnership for Safety and Justice. It was titled "One act doesn't define you - not even voting for Trump." In the essay he gives an example: people who suffer a crime are more than just victims and people … Continue reading More than a label: overcoming stereotypes

Bunky Echo-Hawk and Sacred Poets remind us Native Americans Matter

Today, I watched Bunky Echo-Hawk create a modern Native American portrait in an hour on the steps of the Portland Art Museum. He did this while talking to the crowd, answering questions from people who walked up to him on stage and listening to one of the most eclectic music soundtracks I've ever heard. After a … Continue reading Bunky Echo-Hawk and Sacred Poets remind us Native Americans Matter

Going to Extremes

by  Kimli I’m sitting here in my office soaking up the morning sun as the thermometer registers 29º F outside – a seven degree improvement over the 5:30 AM reading. It’s December 15th in southwest Florida. This is the second week in a row we’ve had to cover up our beautiful garden to protect it … Continue reading Going to Extremes