words matter

Sticks and Stones May Break Your Bones but Words Matter Too

May 16, 2024

We all know how painful the wrong words can be. But let’s not underestimate the power of kind words. Are you making a positive impact with your words?

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"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless."
-Mother Teresa

giving yourself grace

Are You Making Space for Grace in Your Own Life?

April 19, 2024

Perfectionism, worrying, self-criticism, putting your own needs last–a lack of self-kindness manifests in so many ways. Are you making space for grace for yourself?

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R.O.G. Return on Generosity Podcast

March 27, 2024

I had the absolute pleasure to be a guest on the R.O.G. podcast with host, Shannon Cassidy. You can find the link in today’s article.

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Kindness needs nurturing

What seeds are you watering in life? Kindness needs nurturing too.

March 12, 2024

Is it possible to build “soft” habits and skills, like kindness? With practice, they can become a part of your daily life. Read more for ideas how to nurture them in your life too.

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There is No Wrong Way to Give. What Works Best for You?

February 9, 2024

What’s stopping you from being kind? Giving can be a win-win for everyone. So, let’s figure out what works best for you. There is no wrong way to give when your heart guides you.

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"When we can free ourselves from the idea of separateness, we have compassion, we have understanding, and we have the energy we need to help."
Thich Nhat Hanh

I am enough

This Year, I Want to Take a Break from Tracking

January 23, 2024

Oh, how I love to track personal data and see how I measure up. But, I’m finding that instead of savoring my progress, I’m being overly critical. So, this year, I think it’s time to take a break from tracking.

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"You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection."

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I Made this Year’s Gratitude Challenge a Real Challenge

November 17, 2023

It’s that time of year again! My 3rd annual 7 Day Gratitude Challenge is here. And, this year, it’s going to be a real challenge.

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World Kindness Day 2023

November 13, 2023

World Kindness Day is today. It’s the perfect reason to take a moment, perhaps even set our differences aside, and consider…how can we be kind to each other today? Read on for some ideas on how you can make a difference in someone’s life.

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Do You Want to Support Others Better? First Ask This Clarifying Question

October 29, 2023

Are you a fixer like me? I often try to solve other people’s problems–even when they don’t ask. Be kind and first ask this clarifying question.

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“Listening is one of the loudest forms of kindness.”

See something, say something kind airport security line

If You See Something, Say Something Kind

September 29, 2023

Read how a simple exchange between two strangers in the TSA security line created a ripple effect of kindness. Are you willing to say something kind when you see it?

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See you in September!

June 15, 2023
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Sensitive Holiday Opt-Out Emails: Respectful Outreach or Coercive Ploy?

Father’s Day is not a joyful holiday for everyone and companies are acknowledging that and giving customers a choice with opt-out emails. Is it an act of kindness or just slick marketing?

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