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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

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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

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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.”

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Vulnerability in Leadership: Do You Have the Courage?

May 12, 2023

Pauly Shore took a risk and defended a fellow celebrity on Facebook. Do you have the courage to lead with vulnerability? What you may feel is a weakness can be a great source of strength for yourself and the others you inspire.

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The Importance of Being Seen

March 6, 2023

“Being seen” is being recognized, accepted, and appreciated. How can you “see” the people in your life in a more meaningful way?

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Kindness Creates Connection

February 7, 2023

Today is Send a Card to a Friend Day. Even small acts of kindness, like an unexpected card in the mail, can create a big impact. Who will you write today?

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Houseguests: Consideration is Key

December 23, 2022

This holiday season, make the most of your visits with friends and family. Whether you’re hosting or a houseguest, showing consideration is key to a successful visit.

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Be Kind. Allow Failure.

October 20, 2022

Taking risks is scary. It’s hard to lose. It’s even harder to watch the people in your life lose. Are you kind enough to let them fail?

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Scruffy Hospitality – Connection Over Perfection

October 12, 2022

When was the last time you entertained? What’s stopping you? Find out how ‘scruffy hospitality’ puts value on connection, not perfection.

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Friendship isn’t about always being ‘excellent’ with one another. Friendship is about preparing a space for authentic conversation. And sometimes authenticity happens when everything is a bit scruffy.
- Jack King

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Letting Go of Loved Ones – An Act of Kindness

October 1, 2022

Life changes and choices need to be made. Your loss – letting go of loved ones – can be the act of kindness that alters someone’s future.

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Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay.
The Dalai Lama

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Suspending Judgment in Court

May 26, 2022

Jury duty required us to make a judgment while, at the same time, suspending judgment. Are you aware of your biases?

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"Judging a person doesn't define who they are, it defines who you are."
- Unknown (quotespedia.org)

Listening is a one of the loudest forms of kindness

Listening Skills

May 11, 2022

Do you sometimes glance at your phone when someone is talking to you? I do. Here are the biggest mistakes I make when listening.

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