Patient and Kind. Those two words motivate Lisa Williams in her personal life and on the air in her podcast, Life with Lisa Williams.
I am SOOOO excited to share this week’s kindness podcast with you. Can you tell by the amount of “Os” I just used? Seriously, if you only listen to one podcast in your entire life, listen to this episode. I talk with Shaunti Feldhahn, a best-selling author and social researcher who has spent years looking at ... Read More
I know when the dark clouds are going to roll in… it happens at the beginning of every basketball season and it happens again at the end. I used to really fear it. I would feel the heaviness creep in on my body and I would wonder if this was the time it would get me, if this was the ... Read More
When was the last time you sat down and gave your full attention to another human being? Not checking your phone, wondering how long this conversation would last, or figuring out in your brain the next clever thing you’re going to say or advice you’re going to give.
Just sitting. Listening.
It’s a gift of kindness I know I don’t give nearly ... Read More
There are certain people who come into our lives and make us better. Liz Schwarzel is one of those people. She’s a third grade teacher in Athens, Ohio. My son, Charlie had her as a teacher three years ago, and if I’m awfully lucky, Ben will have her next year. The kids affectionately call her Ms. Liz, but I get ... Read More
Breaking news: Nice guys DON’T finish last. In fact, people who are kind have more success in the workplace and on the home-front! And like the common cold or that nasty flu that’s going around, kindness spreads like a virus!
You go through a difficult time and someone offers to bring you a meal or pick up your kids. What do you say?
I think our natural instinct is to say no, right? We tell people verbally or through our actions that we’re okay, we’ve got this covered, we can do it ourselves.
But what if their offer of kindness isn’t ... Read More
We go about our days sometimes on auto-pilot, don’t we? Or maybe it’s just me.
I can go from meeting to meeting, taking the kids here, stopping at the store there, returning this phone call or that email… and all of a sudden, it’s 9pm.
If you were to ask me if I am a kind person, I’d say, “Sure! Yes! Absolutely!” ... Read More
I’m like a Star Wars fan for kindness. If kindness were a movie, I would stand outside and sleep in a tent next to the theater just so I could suck in all the excitement.
Kindness is just the best.
It’s really fun when we find someone who shares our geeky passions, isn’t it?
I found my someone. Her name is Donna Cameron ... Read More
Several years ago, when I was first beginning to write on the topic of kindness, I got a speaking request.
A group wanted me to come and talk about the health benefits of kindness. It seems this should have been right smack dab in my realm of knowledge, but it wasn’t. I knew what kindness had done for me, but I ... Read More