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Come From Away – Broadway Musical Based on Kindness

The Broadway Musical - "Come From Away,” I knew very little about the play except that a friend had recommended I see it based on the story. I knew it had a name that I couldn't quite remember and I knew it had something to do with events that had occurred on...

Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday. It's hard for me to believe that the idea of Giving Tuesday is ONLY 4 years old. I feel like it's been around for longer, probably because I got wind of it the first year. Perhaps you have never heard of Giving Tuesday. Don't feel bad, a...

Peace Poles Project and Cultivating Kindness

As September arrives, I am reflecting on an unbelievable summer. It's brought unexpected and magnificent surprises, difficult loss and a whole lot of everything in between. In late July, I attended my first National Speakers Conference with 1,600 other professionals...

College Decision Day – Financial Aid Office Speaks with Kindness

Thankfully we are now a few weeks past May 1st College Decision Day, and I can honestly say I am happy we survived that experience. As this was our first time through the college decision making process with our kids, I have to admit, it was an emotional roller...

Finding Joy Everywhere

I am not an Oregon Ducks Fan. To tell you the truth, I am not really even a football fan, but I live in Oregon and today there was a buzz throughout the city. The Oregon Ducks are at the Championship Game tonight in Texas. I attended meetings and appointments today...

Get your Bink-A-Thon on!

Yesterday, was MLK Day of Service sponsored by HandsOn Networks and United Way organizations all around the country. My daughter and I participated in our first Bink-A-Thon for an organization started by my neighbor and friend called the Binky Patrol. The mission of...

#26 Acts of Kindness begins a movement

On Monday morning a few friends emailed me to see if I had heard about Ann Curry's tweet about doing simple daily acts of kindness in honor of the victims of the Sandy Hook elementary school in CT. Her original tweet even included the word mitzvah, "Imagine if all of...

The Ripple Effect

We never know how our actions will ripple through our neighborhood or our community. My friend Jordan Schweiger, a realtor in Salem, Oregon has recently learned how wonderful the ripple effect can be when we set something into motion. Jordan and his family had a life...