Share your story #WorldKindnessDay

Day 317 of #LiveWell2017          Today is #WorldKindnessDay Kindness matters. It spreads love and compassion, joy and surprise, help and hope. Everyone has at least one kindness story - some kind act they have done for someone or some thing or a kindness someone did for them. Let's share some kindness stories … Continue reading Share your story #WorldKindnessDay

What will you leave behind?

Day 277 of #LiveWell2017 Tom Petty died Monday night. By Tuesday afternoon, my social media feeds were filled with tributes, memories, and snippets of his songs, videos, and stories. Every time a celebrity artist dies (and there have been too many these past few years), people always turn to their "body of work" to share … Continue reading What will you leave behind?

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