3 Steps to Teach Your Children Empathy

Empathy is a powerful human emotion that allows us to feel for one another and connect to each other on deeper and stronger levels. When we have empathy for another individual, our feelings become connected. We begin to understand, see and feel things from their perspective. For example, if an individual is feeling sad, when we are empathetic for them, …

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 …

Think Kindness Challenge: Holiday kindness to letter carriers and sanitation engineers

My Mom is one of the most thoughtful people I know, and it certainly extends to Christmas. She begins baking weeks ahead, preparing special goodies for family, friends, neighbors, as well as her letter carrier and sanitation engineers. She’d leave prettily wrapped packages in the mailbox for our letter carrier. A stay-at-home Mom, she would watch carefully on garbage day, …

30-Day Kindness Challenge

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, it’s almost time for people across the country to begin the daily practice of gratitude. This year I’m taking a different approach – one that I think will inspire a deeper sense of gratitude while also helping me develop a stronger kindness practice throughout the year. I’m calling it the 30-Day Kindness Challenge. The 30-Day Kindness …