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Our Kindness Campaign has wrapped for the time being, but Rising Lotus founder (and super duper cutie pie) Tracy Brandt put together a little “thank you” video for all of you who stuck with the campaign. Check it out: So, if you did enjoy the Kindness Campaign, please consider making a donation to Rising Lotus […]

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Okay. Here we are. It’s the LAST Kindness Challenge. Much love and appreciation to those of you who made it this far!! We’re concluding our campaign with a weekend long challenge wrapping up our theme “Kindness Outward Requires Kindness Inward“. Are you ready? …. here’s your challenge: So, remember… there are TWO parts to this […]

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“Hey, Stupid! ….You’re fat! You’re ugly! And no one wants to hear what you have to say!” <ouch!!> You know what, if we spoke to our friends the way we speak to ourselves … we wouldn’t have very many friends.  I would NEVER put up with someone speaking to me in an unkind way, yet there […]

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  Oh! My! Gosh!!!! I’m totally jumping up and down over here.  This challenge has me super excited and my brain is already percolating with all kinds of fun, playful ideas (Pretty sure I’ll be doing this challenge more than once).   So, let’s get right to it. You get TWO DAYS to complete this Kindness Challenge, and it’s called: […]

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Happy Monday!!!! … It’s a brand new Kindness Challenge week (hooray!). In fact, it’s the LAST Kindness Challenge week (boo!!!!!). BUT, I have a really fun new theme and some great, really fun new challenges for you (hooray!!!) lol. 🙂 Our NEW theme for this week is Kindness Outward Requires Kindness Inward. Basically …You can’t give what you don’t […]

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  They say that good fences make for good neighbors? Likewise, healthy boundaries make for healthy relationships. So often we think that kindness means a complete collapse of boundaries (e.g. being someone’s doormat). But that doesn’t even make sense. What could possibly be AUTHENTICALLY “kind” about allowing yourself to be used or mistreated? That doesn’t honor you […]

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 “I’m sorry. Please, forgive me.” Five of the most powerful and healing words a human being can utter, and yet so few of us do. We are great at cataloging a laundry list of people who have done US wrong and who owe US an apology, but how forthright are we about the people in our lives […]

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“Everyone needs someone to be there for them … just to be there.”  -Pema Chodrom Today, I’m thinking about friendship and how much fun it is when friends show up during the good times.  Joys are truly made bigger when they can be shared with people we love. But what about showing up for a […]

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  CONFESSION: This is MY favorite Kindness Challenge of the whole series. I guess b/c maybe it’s the one I  know I’m working on myself still. Regardless, I’ve been counting down the days until I could share this one with you. Here it is… Basically, I have this thing about voodoo dolls.  I’ve had one since I […]

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There is NOTHING I find more deplorable than a bully. But bullies aren’t always kids kicking our as$es behind the monkey bars at recess. In the grown up world, bullies show up in more nuanced ways: That mom at the playground who always gossips about everyone else … That relative who makes discriminatory comments at holiday gatherings and […]

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