I don't know about you, but I think if ever there was a time for a little extra kindness, this is IT! Kindness boosts our connection to one another, helps soothe our anxiety, and brings about a sense of psychological safety. Let's mobilize kindness and make a big impact, together, one small act at a time!
Allie Apels and The Kindness Ninjas: I recently had the amazing Allie Apels of @joysofkinder on my podcast to discuss the transformative power of her brainchild "Kindness Ninjas" Social Emotional Learning (SEL) program in her kindergarten class (#kindnessninjas). Essentially, a few years ago, when Allie was faced with one of the most challenging groups of … Continue reading #kindnessninjas The October Challenge
Like everyone else I know, I have a million-and-one things I should be doing instead of writing this post right now, but that tiny fleeting voice of inspiration came knocking and tugged on my shirtsleeve. So, while the kids were napping, I did what any self-respecting mom on a ‘nap-break’ with mountains of laundry, tons … Continue reading The 25 Beliefs I Once Held to be True…but Don’t Anymore
Hating People Close-Up is Nearly Impossible It was a hectic Saturday morning. Everyone seemed in a rush to attack the ‘to-do’ list so the true ‘weekend’ could commence. There would be causalities. It was inevitable. Grey drizzle hung low in the air, immediately dampening everything in its path. With soggy urgency, people raced from the … Continue reading Hating People Close-Up is Nearly Impossible