The Kindness Machine Turns One!

The Kindness Machine officially turns one today! It is wild to think that it has been out into the world for an entire year and I am so grateful to each and every reader and supporter. From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much. My favorite moments over the past year: 1. ReadingContinue reading “The Kindness Machine Turns One!”

“Teachers These Days”

As a teacher, you have the opportunity to be a superhero or a super villain. Most of us can remember a teacher who was influential in some way. That teacher who noticed a hidden talent or was encouraging when we needed to hear it the most. But, we also remember the villains. The teachers whoContinue reading ““Teachers These Days””

G is for Gratitude

G is for GRATITUDE. Oxford Dictionary defines gratitude as, “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.” Studies suggests that practicing gratitude has benefits that improve our health such as reducing blood pressure, sleeping better and reducing inflammation. Studies also suggest that it improves our mental health including reducingContinue reading “G is for Gratitude”

Thank you!

It has been a very exciting week post book launch! First and foremost, thank you to everyone who purchased a copy of The Kindness Machine, who shared with friends/family and all who sent kind messages. This book launch has been something I have dreamed about for years and it did not disappoint. I am veryContinue reading “Thank you!”


Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines gratitude as, “a feeling of appreciation or thanks.” Synonyms for gratitude include: thanks, grace, appreciation, recognition, thankfulness. Gratitude has been linked to happiness, stronger relationships, reduced stress and anxiety. Gratitude is something that needs to be practiced time and time again. I listened to a podcast by Sophia Bush when she interviewedContinue reading “Gratitude”