Being kind in the wake of disaster

Day 242 of #LiveWell2017 Hurricane Harvey has wreaked havoc on the good citizens of Texas. We've all seen the images of the wide-spread flooding, but Texas isn't the only place that's been pounded by storms and flooding recently. I've got friends in SW Florida whose homes were flooded after nearly 20 inches of rain dumped … Continue reading Being kind in the wake of disaster

New study: Kindness at work benefits everyone

Day 192 of #LiveWell2017 Photo by 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

Eat, drink, give

Day 137 of #LiveWell2017 Have a pint, change the world! Last night I had the opportunity to volunteer at the Oregon Public House in support of The Children's Book Bank. It was my first visit to the Oregon Public House (OPH), and now that I understand their story and have seen how they work, I … Continue reading Eat, drink, give

April #LiveWell2017 recap

Day 120 of #LiveWell2017 Where did April go? How can we be 1/3 of the way through 2017 already? Wow! Here is a recap of all the April #LiveWell2017 graphics... thanks for reading and sharing. If you have any suggestions for topics or ideas you want to explore during May, post them in the comments!

Give your time and attention #generosity

Day 108 of #LiveWell2017 There is no greater gift to give someone than your time and attention. Just ask any kid who's parents work. In today's busy world, time seems to be the one thing we never have enough of. But even when we are together with those we love, are we really giving them our attention? … Continue reading Give your time and attention #generosity

Click to give #generosity

Day 107 of #LiveWell2017 These days there is no easier way to give than by the click of a mouse or the touch of a finger to a screen. Giving can be automated through recurring donations to your favorite charity or made easy by the click of a "Take Action" button on an activist website. Here are … Continue reading Click to give #generosity

Five books that will inspire you to give

Day 106 of #LiveWell2017 There are a lot of great books that can inspire us to be more generous. Here are five of my favorites. I encourage you to read them, and get inspired to give. Children's books The Quiltmaker's Gift  by Jeff Brumbeau and Gail de Marken - this is by far my favorite kid's book about … Continue reading Five books that will inspire you to give