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Loving Kindness Meditation

I love meditation. I began a deepening your meditation class several years ago and since then have really learned how to sit with the process of going deeper into my body and of learning how to sit still. Many of the first times I meditated, it was hard to sit with...

Customer Service in the Air

Why does it seem that when a flight has been delayed -- the airlines act as if they have no control to make sure you make your connections? As if YOU are the one that has been delinquent to get yourself to the flight on time. Where has the "service" that we are paying...

February 28-Day “Loving” Kindness Challenge

It's February 1st! I don't remember loving this month as a kid as much as I do now. Perhaps choosing to get married on February 14th has something to do with it. There is a celebratory mood in the air in February and it's special to have our anniversary coincide with...

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...

Welcoming A Newcomer

No matter what your preference, being new to an organization or attending a conference where you literally know no one, or maybe just a handful of people can be daunting. Some simple acts of kindness by current members can make a huge difference to a newcomer. This...

Asking Forgiveness When You Have Done Something Rude or Foolish

Last week, a letter ran in the Oregonian opinion section. It was from a mother whose son has dwarfism and she had experienced another family using the word midget to describe her son and laughing after they saw him. The letter she  explained how disappointed and angry...

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...

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.