Commentary

September 25, 2020

The Kindness Podcast with Nicole Phillips

Listen to The Kindness Podcast (The Kindness Advantage w/ Amanda Salzhauer & Dale Atkins)
September 24, 2020
A Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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 […]
September 14, 2020

Psych Mic with Dr. Dale Atkins!

Tune into this Psych Mic to hear about Dr. Atkins’ path in psychology! Dr. Dale Atkins is a licensed psychologist and media commentator with more than 40 years of experience as a relationship expert focusing on families, wellness, managing stress, and living a balanced, meaningful life. Dale is the author […]
September 3, 2020
How to Find Your Way Out of the Rabbit Hole (and into a more spacious world of possibilities)

How to Find Your Way Out of the Rabbit Hole (and into a more spacious world of possibilities)

I offer a heartfelt thank you to all of you who took the time to respond to the Rabbit Hole newsletter. I appreciate that we have begun a discussion and welcome (actually invite) you to share situations when you have been in the rabbit hole. When did you realize you […]
August 24, 2020

Advice for Teachers Returning to School During Covid 19

Sunday, August 23, 2020 How Teachers Can Help Students During Covid Hello, I’m Dr. Dale Atkins, and I’m happy to be with you. I’d like to talk a bit about teachers returning to school and I just want to start by saying that many of us are feeling overwhelmed and […]
August 7, 2020
The Physical Toll of COVID-19 Is Compounded By Its Psychological Impacts

The Physical Toll of COVID-19 Is Compounded By Its Psychological Impacts

The Physical Toll of COVID-19 Is Compounded By Its Psychological Impacts
August 7, 2020
Taking Our Own Personal Needs Seriously Despite What Others Do or Think

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 […]