February 17, 2021

The Kindness Advantage is Out on Audio Book

In commemoration of Random Acts of Kindness Day, Amanda and I am proud to announce the release of our audio book on Audible. The Kindness Advantage: Cultivating Compassionate and Connected Children by Dr. Dale Atkins & Amanda Salzhauer, MSW, is a practical guide for parents to teach kids empathy, to […]
February 9, 2021

We Can Be Superheroes

I get it. Unless you are Batman, Darth Vader, Spiderman, The Lone Ranger, or Zorro, or you are trick-or-treating at Halloween, or attending a fancy masked ball, you probably do not like wearing a mask. Safe to say NOBODY LIKES WEARING A MASK. But, like crosswalks and stop signs, we […]
January 27, 2021

New Beginnings

As the new year begins, you can inspire someone with acceptance, hope, and a reminder that we all have a need to begin again. During this past year we have literally been living behind closed doors and although we still need to be careful, we can embark on a new […]
October 21, 2020

The Listening Brain Podcast: A Conversation with Dr. Dale Atkins

The Listening Brain Podcast: A Conversation with Dr. Dale Atkins Host Todd Houston, Ph.D. and guest Dr. Dale Atkins explore childhood hearing loss through the lives of the parents and families who are on this journey.   Dr. Dale Atkins is a licensed psychologist with an MA in Special Education […]
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:
September 25, 2020

The Kindness Podcast with Nicole Phillips

Listen to The Kindness Podcast (The Kindness Advantage w/ Amanda Salzhauer & Dale Atkins)
August 7, 2020

Taking Our Own Personal Needs Seriously, Despite What Others Do or Think

We are always living with the unknown. But during COVID-19, that unknown has been magnified. We try to get a handle on information to make informed decisions that affect us and our families and friends in the midst of news cycles and people’s behaviors that are like shifting sands. Additionally, […]
July 16, 2020

Helping Our Children Process Protests for Racial Justice

As white people, we have the opportunity to learn that Black people almost always experience their daily lives in ways that we do not understand.
June 9, 2020

Tips for Performing Acts of Kindness

Many of you have read about and heard Amanda Salzhauer (co-author of The Kindness Advantage) and me discuss The Helper’s High, a term coined by Alan Lux). The Helper’s High refers to a flood of endorphins that occurs in a person doing a kind act that makes them feel good and encourages them to do another […]
June 9, 2020

Conversation Hugs

Because of COVID-19, many of the critical ways we connect with others – person to person conversations, physical touch, hugs – have become impossible. Millions of people have turned to frequent phone calls, Zoom, and other internet platforms seeking to find ways to replace the missing connection. Often these efforts […]