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

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

What is self-compassion?

Day 214 of #LiveWell2017 Recently, I had a conversation with someone about self-compassion, and then I came across this article on the Stanford Medical blog that discusses self-compassion as strategy to reduce burnout when being a caregiver for others. A very good friend of mine is a champion for self-care. She taught me not only … Continue reading What is self-compassion?

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…