Who says you can’t go home?

I left my home state of North Carolina in September of 1981 - 36 years ago. I traveled, worked, bought and sold a couple houses, raised a family, and made a lot of great friends along the way. This week, I return to NC and family, so this song by John Bon Jovi and Jennifer … Continue reading Who says you can’t go home?

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

Include everyone

Day 211 of #LiveWell2017 In The Kindness Handbook by Sharon Salzberg, she writes about an elementary school rule for kindness that she saw posted on a school wall: Everyone can play. This simple rule means include everyone. Invite everyone to join in. Don't leave that kid standing alone on the sidelines, head hung low. In … Continue reading Include everyone

Help others when they need help

Day 210 of #LiveWell2017 Day 5 of practicing Elementary School Rules... help others when they need help. The other day I mentioned a study about toddlers who automatically showed kindness when someone was in need. In that study, the toddlers, without prompting, did things like pick up a clothespin that someone else dropped, but they … Continue reading Help others when they need help

That ol’ Golden Rule…

Day 209 of #LiveWell2017 Day 4 of mindfully practicing Elementary School Rules...When I was growing up, we learned the golden rule: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." Translated into elementary school lingo, it goes: Treat others the way you want to be treated. Think about that for a moment. How … Continue reading That ol’ Golden Rule…

Don’t hurt others on the inside or the outside

Day 208 of #LiveWell2017 Day 3 of practicing Elementary School Rules. This is an elementary school rule that touches my heart, but it's pretty broad and encompassing. There are a lot of lessons that can be squeezed out of this simple phrase, like what does it mean to hurt someone on the inside? How can … Continue reading Don’t hurt others on the inside or the outside

Elementary school rules for kindness

Day 206 of #LiveWell2017 The other day I saw a list of elementary school rules for kindness, and it reminded me of my time spent working in elementary schools a long while ago Can't you just smell the tater tots? Anyway...at one school where I worked the motto was "Work Hard, Be Kind" - a … Continue reading Elementary school rules for kindness