Kindness

April 23, 2024

Embracing Kindness in a World of Uncertainty: Reflections from a Heartfelt Gathering

As many of you know, a few years ago Amanda Salzhauer and I co-authored THE KINDNESS ADVANTAGE. We were privileged to meet people from all over the country as we discussed how children can embody kindness considering the challenges they experience in the world. Much of our emphasis is what […]
April 3, 2024

Compassion in Everyday Moments: Choosing Understanding Over Judgment

“Here is what we seek: a compassion that can stand in awe at what the poor have to carry rather than stand in judgment at how they carry it.” ― Gregory Boyle, Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion Waiting in line at a grocery store a man […]
December 28, 2023

Giving Back – Making a Difference in 2024

As we enter 2024, the world around us continues to evolve, often in ways that challenge our comfort, safety, and understanding. In these moments, it’s natural to focus inward and attempt to safeguard our own well-being as well as that of our family and friends. However, this year I encourage […]
April 3, 2023

Few People Are Who We Would Like Them to Be

If we could all create the personalities that would mesh smoothly with our own, we might have an easier time in life’s day to day. But would we be content? Life might be more predictable, perhaps less volatile. Maybe we would have fewer conflicts. That would be good for our […]
September 2, 2022

The Flag Belongs to All of Us

On August 9th, Primary Election Day, I was aware of my significant internal distress. I needed to understand what was going on. I quieted myself and began to write. I write as a way to sort out my feelings which, in this case, were deeply entwined with a powerful symbol […]
June 30, 2022

Flowers Are No Longer On The Grave

A friend’s mother died. Not suddenly; she had been ill. But still, he was not “prepared.” Not exactly sure what “prepared” is. Even when the mind knows what is coming, the heart and the gut have a way of putting on the breaks. And upon hearing that a loved one […]