Spring Kindness Idea – Composting

How to make your very own Family Compost. To start. What is composting? Composting is a process as old as farming itself.  It involves the enrichment and restoration of soil through the breakdown of used organic materials.  It is a great way to keep your soil healthy, limit household waste and to improve our environment!  And the best part is that …

Kindness Piggy Bank

Idea Objective: To teach your children about the importance of giving, philanthropy, and money management. Overview: Give your children a set amount of allowance each week/month specifically for the purpose of giving away to a cause or charity they care about. Encourage them to research organizations online, watch documentaries or even take tours of local organizations in your area. Then …

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 …

The Kindness Ripple: Insights from my 30-Day Kindness Challenge

On November 2nd, 2014 I began a 30-day kindness challenge in service of strengthening my kindness practice while also trying something new to celebrate Thanksgiving. While my insights aren’t revolutionary or even necessarily new, I’m reminded that acts of kindness really do have a ripple effect and the ripple happens when giving and receiving kindness. Kindness is a source of …

Kindness in Flight

During the holiday season – inevitably, many of us will take flight to visit family, friends, and other loved ones.  Flying can be stressful.  It can bring out the best and the worst of us… and sometimes, airports leave us feeling very much alone despite the many thousand people who are around.  Luckily, kindness can rid us of the loneliness …

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 …