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Teen Guide To Surviving High School

High school is tough, awesome, scary, stressful. . . but mostly awesome. There clubs, sports, dances, friends, relationships and taking pictures that will make you embarrassed to show your children. But how do you survive high school? Well, we found some great pieces of advice from some amazing Teen Advice bloggers and decided to put them in one spot. So …

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Spread Some Kindness

Anywhere you live and anywhere you go, random acts of kindness will present themselves. There may be a homeless gentleman on the side of the road, there may be an elderly woman grocery shopping who clearly needs help carrying her things, or there may be a pregnant mom with her hands full who just needs someone to open the door …

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Intern Blog: Kindness is Timeless

At the recent Think Kindness parent’s night, Gary Xavier, delivered a speech about family. He covered three realities that families face and what they can do cope with such realities. Today, family is: vulnerable, cohesive, and timeless. His speech really stuck with and got me thinking about my own family, most importantly how my family is timeless. The fact that …

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Intern Blog: A Change of Heart

From kindergarten through senior year of high school, I was learning and discovering who I was as an individual. Attending college in the “mainland” taught me a lot about discovering culture, and how culture can affect who I am and become. Growing up in a Hawaiian cultured lifestyle, I have experienced my fair share of those who knew nothing of …

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Your New Year For Others

With so many people focusing on things they’d like to improve and achieve this year I would like to suggest something a bit different for your 2015. As you think about your goals, think also, about setting goals that are focused on helping others achieve their hopes and dreams.  Perhaps you have a personal goal of reading one new fiction …

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EQ & Kindness

Have you heard about EQ or Emotional Intelligence?   It seems to be getting a lot of attention lately.  Considered “soft skills” or “people skills”, this ability has become quite a topic of conversation.  The definition of Emotional Intelligence according to the Oxford Dictionary is the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judicially …

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Do Your Beliefs Anchor Kindness or Stress?

It seems that kindness is often more common around the winter holidays.  There are reminders everywhere from signs for season’s greetings and peace on Earth, traditions of gift giving, goodwill boxes and charity promotions.  Whether it be various religions reflecting on the good in the world or on the winter solstice shifting from longer nights to increasingly longer stretches of …