BOO130 – It’s Contagious, Pass It On

Kindness is contagious.  People who witness or receive kindness are more likely to be kind.  It isn’t that hard. How do we bring more kindness into our communities? Resources Kindness is conta...

BOO129 – Celebrating Kindness Part 2

We do have the capacity for great cruelty and great kindness.  I’m curious how to grow the kindness side of nature.  To support that reflection, I am sharing a few local stories that celebrate...

BOO128 – Celebrating Kindness Part 1

We do have the capacity for great cruelty and great kindness.  I’m curious how to grow the kindness side of nature.  To support that reflection, I am sharing a few local stories that celebrate...

BOO124 – REPEAT – Cultivating Community

We are ahead of most communities.  We have a community that knows how to care and extend kindness.  Now to build on that ability to respectfully disagree. Resources Parker Palmer’s Habits of t...

BOBOO4 – Celebrating Kindness

“This program is funded in part by the Community Opportunity Fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation.” Some feel kindness is the antidote to hatefulness. It does knit a community tog...

BOO109 – REPEAT – Unkind to Myself

How often are we hard on ourselves?  How often do we deny our feelings or push through?  What do we do when we REALLY see that we are being unkind?  In this episode, we explore what to do when we o...

BOO105 – Cultivating Caring Communities

We are ahead of most communities.  We have a community that knows how to care and extend kindness.  Now to build on that ability to respectfully disagree. Resources Parker Palmer’s Habits of t...

BOO94 – REPEAT Finding Kindness

Kindness is all around us.  It is uplifting to notice and remember how many small acts of kindness are in our days.   Resources Self Kindness – Neff Self-Kindness – Germer Random Act...

BOO77 – Neither Good or Bad

A colleague asked how I defined positive emotions, as she thought of emotions neither good or bad.  I agree, and there is a life-giving energy when we remember to be grateful, kind and open-hearted....

BOO71 – Being Kind to Myself

When we notice how hard we can be on ourselves, we beginning the process of being kinder to ourselves.  Using the work of Kristen Neff and Brene Brown, we explore the essentials of self compassion. &...

BOO61 – Living On Purpose

At the end of my Uncle’s funeral, someone said, hearing about his life makes we want to be a better person.  That is the kind of legacy I would like to have…   Resources: Let Your Li...

BOO50- A Force for Kindness

How do we learn to be a force for kindness?  To not bully others and learn how to stand up to bullying forces.  Reflections on finding the courage to be stand up for civil discourse.   Resource...

BOO44 – Finding More Kindness

After thinking about Mary Jo Leddy’s talk “Surprised by Goodness”, I wondered how much kindness I do overlook each day?  Where can I extend a bit more kindness? Resources Self Kindn...

BOO43 – Finding Kindness

Kindness is all around us.  It is uplifting to notice and remember how many small acts of kindness are in our days.   Resources Self Kindness – Neff Self-Kindness – Germer Random Act...