Being Kind vs. Being Weak

When you think of kindness, what comes to mind? Do you associate kindness with being passive, compliant or weak? Unfortunately, kindness and weakness are too often grouped together. You can be kind while still using your voice and maintaining your boundaries. Part of that includes being kind to yourself in order to hold your ground.Continue reading “Being Kind vs. Being Weak”

Happy New Year!

Hello and Happy New Year to all! We do this silly thing each December where we eat all the food and drink all the drinks while try to manage the stress of the holidays, the lack of sunlight and busy schedules. The reoccurring phrase seems to be, “I’ll start January 1st” or “I’ll take careContinue reading “Happy New Year!”

Boundaries & Kindness

When you think of boundaries, what comes to mind? Do you set boundaries for yourself and do you modify them as needed? Boundaries can change based on different settings. For example, friend/family boundaries might look very different than work boundaries. What happens when you set different work boundaries and people start to notice? The 2020-2021Continue reading “Boundaries & Kindness”

Gratitude

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”

Thank you!

Thank you so much for an exciting pre-order day on Saturday! The Kindness Machine is one step closer to being in your hands and being shared around the world. I was absolutely blown away by the support this past weekend. Each like, share, comment, text and call were so appreciated. If I haven’t responded toContinue reading “Thank you!”

World Kindness Day!

Happy World Kindness Day! Let’s pause and think about this for a minute. This is a holiday for every single person in the entire world! Oh! I just love that. On this day, I’d like to remind you to do something kind for others, but also to do something kind for yourself. This has beenContinue reading “World Kindness Day!”

“How can I help?”

I have had a shocking number of people ask me, “How can I help promote your book, The Kindness Machine?” First of all, THANK YOU SO MUCH! Below are a few easy steps that would really make a difference. My goal is that this book provides a continuous kindness ripple throughout homes and classrooms aroundContinue reading ““How can I help?””

Meet the teacher, Mr. Wilson

I have been excited to write this blog post for about two months! I’d like to introduce you to Mr. Wilson, the teacher in my book, The Kindness Machine. I’ll be honest, creating the students in the book came easy, but I struggled to come up with a meaningful teacher. I knew I wanted theContinue reading “Meet the teacher, Mr. Wilson”

Meet Author Rachel Tomlinson

Happy Monday! Sit back, relax and enjoy all of the absolute beauty in Rachel Tomlinson’s book, Teaching Kids to Be Kind – A Guide to Raising Compassionate and Caring Children. THIS is the book that all new parents and new teachers need. Yes, it is nice to know “what to expect when you’re expecting” andContinue reading “Meet Author Rachel Tomlinson”

Meet Author NelliRose

Last week I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing NelliRose Farella, the author of Nella’s Kindness Kicks. NelliRose and I met through Instagram with the help of Kaitlin at KindCotton. NelliRose is on a mission to spread kindness and teach kindness to young children through her book. The question I seem to have for otherContinue reading “Meet Author NelliRose”