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Words that Convert Conflict into Care

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No wonder we thank others for a kind response and we value the kind of friends who toss enormously generous suggestions into the ring, on any topic! But have you ever considered one key skill that converts conflict into care in a conversation? Think about your last online discussion where… Read more »

Will Criticism or Care Come into Our Holiday?

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It’s holiday season again. Stress seems to be higher than normal, while care for people we love can sink to an all-time low. Even our children and grandchildren find themselves trapped in anxiety’s ankle chains over holiday gatherings, where tensions tend to dominate. As we hear words that diminish, we… Read more »

Q & A on Power of Kindness vs Hate in Brains

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Have you wondered about the brain’s power of kindness over hate? Or did you know that kindness alters our brain’s chemistry? Q & A on the Merits of Kindness VS Hate in Human Brains … Q 1. How does kindness change the brain’s chemistry? A 1. Kindness primes our plasticity… Read more »

Crave Kindness?

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“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”  (Mark Twain) What if we made a conscious effort to rewire our nation for more kindness in the coming year? Norman Doidge warns that the US has wired its entire nation for guns and pornography so… Read more »

Activate the Brain’s Compassion for Fun and Inspiration

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What will you do for COMPASSION and it’s handmaiden FUN this week? How might you spawn an interactive CARE and KINDNESS today? Will your week look more like the pig or the dog in this video? I started a KINDNESS project with my grandchildren and an interactive brain based COMPASSION… Read more »

Teach Empathy to Teens or Face Fallout in Leaders

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Lack of empathy in high school lessons, ensures a lack of emotional capability in adult leaders. This lack shows up in a leader’s inability to learn from,  collaborate with, or care for those who differ. Have you seen this emotional disability in your leaders? Since empathy is a central component… Read more »

Kindness in Pursuit of Mindfulness

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Ever wonder why a kind gesture leaves you laughing more? Hoping more? Learning more? Or simply stepping lightly and on point toward a finer goal? In 2014 a Harvard study of 10,000 middle – high school kids, 80% of the students said they valued achievement and happiness over caring for… Read more »

Crave More Kindness in Your Disruption?

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Today I watched a teacher walk out quietly with a potentially disruptive student. Five minutes later both student and teacher walked back with dignity, calm and a learning readiness we all admired. In much the same way, my son-in-law steps aside with my grandchildren when they lose control and minutes… Read more »

Why We Give Valentines to the Wrong People

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It’s a thing we rarely admit, we go to extremes to avoid, and then we fall into the same pattern again. You’ve likely seen it too. We give Valentines to the wrong people. In part, this happens because we lack confidence it takes to let others in to be cared… Read more »

Kindness Rebuilds Beyond Leader Gridlock

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Just uploaded 256 two-footed questions to help us rebuild more and kinder communications across differences – than we lost through gridlock that stalls our collective IQ! Let me toss out a few two-footed sizzlers for your thanksgiving table that may bring opposites together for kinder benefits to all guests, for… Read more »