Treating Holiday Stress with Kindness

Shopping. Cooking. Cleaning. Sending out cards. More shopping. Work. Money. Family gatherings. Still more shopping… It’s no wonder that the holidays is not only the most joyous time of the year, but often the most stressful  as well. We get so wrapped up in everything that we need to do, we worry about how we’re going to accomplish things, making …

7-Week Kindness Challenge

As a Senior Instructor at my martial arts school (and a candidate for the upcoming Black Belt test), I’ve wanted to do something different leading up to the test… something our students have never done before. Fortunately, that’s about the time I saw this post from my friend (and fellow Ultimate Black Belt Test alum) Sensei Mike Oliver, owner and …

No Act of Kindness is Too Small

Ever feel yourself wanting to do something good for a person or your community, but feel like no matter what idea you come up with, it just doesn’t feel like “enough”? This is a mistake that many people, including myself, make. Kindness doesn’t have to be a case of “go big or go home”. Kindness isn’t about superheroic feats of generosity (although …

Elementary Kindness Assembly Recap

The students of Roy Gomm Elementary School begin filing in to the multipurpose room; hopping, skipping and bouncing with wide eyes and energetic chuckles. The bright tangerine, Big Bird yellow, and key lime green walls slowly begin to reverberate the roar of children’s laughter as a crowd of cross-legged kids forms on the ground in a sea of red and …