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The Year of ACT

The Year of ACT

Time for holidays, celebration and hopefully some time to replenish the tank. My word of the year for 2021 was ACT and I wrote about it all year long. How to connect with your neighbors, spread kindness when you are traveling, and reemerging after social distancing.

ACTs for World Kindness Day

ACTs for World Kindness Day

I learned about World Kindness Day more than a decade ago, soon after my 1st book came out. It was introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement, a coalition of nations’ kindness NGO’s.

attrACTing kindness

attrACTing kindness

Starting the process of writing a book can be terrifying. But the truth is that for my new book The Economy of Kindness: How Kindness Transforms Your Bottom Line, I also had an advantage. I’ve been speaking to audiences for years, and already had examples and input from 1000’s of employees.

prACTice patience

prACTice patience

Don’t bother traveling soon if you aren’t going to pack some extra patience for your trip. Also, if you witness this kind of unacceptable behavior I beg you to go out of your way to make a point to spread some unexpected kindness towards that person. Even the kindness of a stranger can combat the wounds left by a rude and hurtful person.

The ImpACT

The ImpACT

Remembering your neighbors and community as we transition slowly back to pre-pandemic life. The July edition of ACT on 2021.

tACTful Transitions

tACTful Transitions

Transitioning tACTfully, the focus of June’s edition of ACT on 2021. We’re walking a unfamiliar path, but we’re walking together.

DeACTivating

DeACTivating

Taking a Tech Shabbat and creating structured time for joy. The May edition of ACT on 2021, DeACTivating.

InterACTing With Awareness

InterACTing With Awareness

InterACTing with Awareness As we return to "normal" life we are definitely going to have some awkward transitions, as we remember how our actions have an effect on another person. I hope as we move forward some of our old ways to interACT will slowly resume.  In the...

The Last ACT

The Last ACT

Reflecting, Growing, and Harnessing Joy I bet I'm not the only one who has been reflecting recently on the long year we've moved through. A global pandemic arrived in the US, and upended the world as we knew it last March. This is not the last ACT, or the end of the...

Tell me about your latest kindness story!

The size of the kindness action doesn’t matter. It is the ripple effect that spreads out to the world and has a positive effect on your bottom line.