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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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  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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Today I’m challenging you to be secret stealth kindness NINJAS. I want you to “Be Invisible” … but not for the reason you may think. Here’s the deal: If we’re honest, we know that in many cases, we do nice things for other people fully hoping to get something out of it in return. We […]

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  My Nana was a seriously bad ass, Grade A, super cool old lady. When I was little, sure,  she was a pretty great grandma … but once I became a young adult, she became one of my very best friends. This transition happened because I made a point of sitting down with her and […]

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It truly saddens me how narrowly our society defines “beauty”. Not only how narrowly we define physical beauty but also how those narrow definitions apply to art, ideas, experiences, other cultures, other’s peoples’ feelings, etc.  … And how, if something doesn’t align within those crazily narrow standards, than it is labeled bad /ugly, and we collectively dismiss and […]

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ZOMBIES!!! I swear, sometimes I think we have all morphed into completely zoned-out zombies. Peter M. Leschak says “All of us are watchers — of television, of time clocks, of traffic on the freeway — but few of us are observers. Everyone is looking, not many are seeing.” We walk through this world in a […]

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