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Love Yourself!

This week, I’ve heard a lot of people judging themselves harshly. “It didn’t work out as I thought that it would, even though I did my best. Why am I so useless?” “I finally got up the courage to try something new and no one liked it. I wish I’d never tried it.” “I chose to take care of myself instead of others and it seems too self-centered.” And over and over again “I’m a…

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The Cure for COVID-19? Practicing Kindness!

My son is recovering from COVID-19. He got it from the restaurant he worked in. Although some customers wore masks, many didn’t. Some believed that the pandemic was a hoax. Others that it was real, but they were tired of following all the new procedures and safety protocols. They just wanted to get back to their normal, ‘regular’ life. They had, what they called, ‘mask fatigue’. Turn on the news, scroll through social media and…

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The Kind Leader Newsletter #4

Welcome to The Kind Leader Newsletter #4! Tip #4: Let others go first.  As a team member, have you ever been excited to go to your one-on-one meeting with your manager, only to find that fifty-five out of the sixty minutes are taken up by them telling you all about their work instead of listening to you? Even when the stated purpose of the meeting is to hear how you are doing and what YOU…

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Be Kind to Yourself!

It’s Saturday. My Creativity Day. I’m so happy it’s here as it’s been a super-stressful week. My son finally recovered from COVID-19, but Big Karma, my dog had a small seizure so I had to take him to the vet. More accurately, Big Karma had to visit the vet on his own because we couldn’t go in with him. He’s an old dog, so that just added stress. Even more stressful, I have a number…

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The Kind Leader Newsletter #2

Welcome to The Kind Leader Newsletter #2! Tip #2: Give people your undivided attention.   As a leader, you’re probably pretty busy. It can be tempting to multi-task by checking your phone or computer while talking with people. Especially if you feel like the person is ‘taking too long to get to the point’ or if you think you have more important things to do. However, constantly looking down at your phone, your computer or…

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The Kind Leader Newsletter #3

Welcome to The Kind Leader Newsletter #3! Tip #3: Find something to compliment in each person’s work.   Twice last week, someone sent me something they had written to review. “Poke holes in it”, they said. “I want you to tell me what could be improved!” After reading both documents, here’s what I replied: “Your document looks great! Well thought out and written. Why don’t you just go ahead and send it out?!” A short…

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Join Our #VoteForKindness Campaign!

It’s Saturday! My Creativity Day! I’m super excited because my new Vote For Kindness yard signs were delivered yesterday! I put one up in my yard, and I’ve already had a number of neighbors stop by to ask for one! That makes me super happy! You might be asking yourself, “It’s your Creativity Day! Why are you posting about kindness? What do Creativity and Kindness have do with each other?” A lot! Creating a kinder…

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Covid-19 Parent University: Download Free Presentation of Helpful Hints!

The Love and Kindness Project Foundation is proud to sponsor COVID-19 Parent University, a series of one-hour online learning forums and connected communities to bring parents and teachers together to create kind, positive, remote learning experiences. COVID-19 Parent University is the brainchild of our very own Foundation Secretary Alefiyah Tawawalla, and led by collaboratively and cooperatively by parents and teachers working together. The first one took place on Monday, August 31, 2020. You can download…

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The Kind Leader Newsletter #1

Welcome to the Kind Leader Newsletter! As a Kind Leader Newsletter subscriber, each week you’ll receive information on the research that I’m doing and updates on interviews and insights that I’m having as I write my new book The Kind Leader: A Practical Guide to Leading with Kindness. You’ll also get a Practical Tip to use immediately and share with others. Because everyone can start leading with kindness right now! Tip #1: Being kind is…

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My friend Matthew Grant shared the quote below that one of his long-term mentors had shared with him: “The secret to happiness is finding a way to be of service to others”. Last night, during The Love and Kindness Project Foundation’s annual general meeting (yes! We are one year old!) the Foundation Directors and I reflected on this, and on all the people who had reached out and asked to help,to be involved, to translate…

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