Well-being

December 30, 2019

Tips for the Gift of Listening

Many of us think our role in a conversation is to talk. In fact, what most people seem to prefer is to have a conversation partner […]
December 30, 2019

The Importance of Hope

As the new year begins, I have been thinking about the importance of hope. For me, losing hope and then regaining hope is very tied to […]
December 2, 2019

Tips for Travel During the Holidays

If we cannot avoid traveling during the holidays, we can try to keep ourselves as calm as possible as we embark on our journeys. Whether we […]
November 4, 2019

Tips for Learning New Things No Matter How Old We Are

Learning new things is good for our emotional and physiological health.  Novel experiences stimulates the release of the chemical dopamine, and causes the brain to build […]
November 4, 2019

Be and Ally and Speak Up for What is Right

Amanda and I wrote The Kindness Advantage, in part to help families positively address the increase in disrespectful and bullying behavior. Bullying can be physical or […]
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 […]
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, […]
July 30, 2019

Creating Your Own Healing Sanctuary

When we face an illness, surgery, or a lengthy recovery period, we facilitate the healing process by creating a healing sanctuary for ourselves.  A peaceful environment […]
June 28, 2019

Tips for Carrying On when Things Don’t Go as Planned

Regardless of how much planning we do, sometimes our plan gets sidetracked. Something or someone interferes.  We may be working toward a particular goal and find […]
May 31, 2019

Tips to Aid our Sleep

Lately, I am hearing more and more about people not being able to sleep well, sleep through the night, get to sleep, stay asleep, or get […]