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November 13, 2020

Celebrating World Kindness Day

A perfect day! Dr. Dale Atkins (pictured), co-author of The Kindness Advantage, celebrates World Kindness Day.   What is World Kindness Day? World Kindness Day is an international observance day that was established in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement. It’s goal is to promote kindness throughout the world. It […]
November 10, 2020

Mindful of the Habitual and Noticing When We Get Lost  

Our thoughts inform our inner life and those thoughts affect how we view our circumstances, situations, relationships, and the larger world. Often, they can cloud our perspective and affect our mood. Furthermore, our minds wander quite frequently. For most of us, we aren’t even aware of it. Scientists at the […]
October 5, 2020

COVID-19 and Mental Illness

The current pandemic has made us hyperaware of the added risk of exposure to COVID-19, especially for those of us with underlying illnesses. Most of us tend to be compassionate and understanding, often going out of our way to make these individuals feel safe. However, the same sense of compassion and understanding […]
October 2, 2020

Dr. Dale Atkins at Sacred Heart University on Monday, Oct 5th at 7pm EST

Join Live! Monday, October 5th, at 7pm EST Watch Live on YouTube! The Human Journey Colloquia Series, sponsored by Sacred Heart University, presents author and psychologist Dr. Dale Atkins who will speak about The Kindness Advantage: Cultivating Compassionate and Connected Children Join the conversation live on YouTube: https://www.sacredheart.edu/kindness
September 24, 2020

Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Our country has lost a giant. Although barely 5’ tall, Ruth Bader Ginsburg embodied personal and professional qualities that most of us admire and few of us achieve. She devoted her life to the righteous focus of fighting the injustice of inequality, with grit, grace, and perseverance many of us […]
May 1, 2020

Emotions during COVID-19

The outbreak of the novel Coronavirus has a way of evoking every possible emotion. The short list includes: fear, sadness, grief, anxiety, anger, loneliness, despair, and worry.   While it is understandable that we should feel many of these emotions, we face a challenge trying not to miss the opportunities […]
May 1, 2020

Tips for Deepening Quality Connections

Connection is protection.  The more connected we feel, the safer we feel.  How do we manage that when we need to practice physical distancing?  Many of us are feeling alienated and unsafe because we are disconnected from those with whom we normally interact.   It’s normal to feel anxiety, depression, […]
October 2, 2019

Lessons Learned by Observing Olive Trees

Recently I visited Greece and was mesmerized by the amazing shapes and the knots formed over time in the olive trees. People have been cultivating olive trees for thousands of years BCE. As I walked through (and travelled beside) multiple groves I saw them as a metaphor for parenting and […]
September 24, 2019

Tips for Turning to Nature to Nurture Ourselves

Spending mindful time in nature is beneficial for our body and soul. We spend our time increasingly indoors, especially if we live in urban areas.  Yet, we are meant to be connected to the natural world, taking in nature through our senses. Seek opportunities to take time out, slow down, […]