Caring for the Poor and Disadvantaged – an Act of Kindness

Carlos Slim, the richest man in the world, was recently quoted as saying “We have seen donations for a hundred years … and the problems and poverty are bigger. They have not solved anything.”  I’m perplexed by this statement. If you are a type A personality (like I am), you may think to yourself that Slim may be right.  Though global poverty has decreased over the last five years, according to a Brookings Institute study, the number of fragile states is …

Kindness is Always the Right Path

Let me start by telling you this is not what I had intended to write about this week, but after several twist and turns on Tuohy Turnpike 101, I did a Dukes of Hazard slide and changed directions. First, I never imagined so many of you would enjoy my blog post on the time spent in the ladies’ room last Sunday. I’m so glad some of you enjoyed the experience, even if you were living vicariously through me. Secondly, you are …

Holiday Tip: Think Outside the Shirt Box and Give the Gift of Service

Do you remember when you were a child and the Sears catalog would arrive right before the holidays and you, or at least I would, go through and circle everything you wanted for Christmas? It had all the presents you could want in one place. I can hear my father right now saying, “Did you leave anything for anyone else?” I would always have a split second of guilt, but it quickly passed. The holidays can be like a juggling act, …

Be A Game Changer With One Kind Act

Why do people help perfect strangers? Have you ever given that much thought? As I was driving down a very busy street in Memphis recently, my gas cap was open; can’t imagine how that happened, but I passed thousands of cars and after being miles from the gas station, a middle-aged woman honked her horn at me and rolled her window down and said, “Your gas cap is open.” I thought how many people have seen this and just chose …

Help Others, Help Yourself

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” – Dalai Lama Did you know that having compassion and helping people is actually good for your well-being? It relieves stress and improves psychological wellness. And come on, if the Dalai Lama believes it! Barbara Graham put together 7 strategies to use for you to be a more compassionate person. It does well for others, as well as yourself: A win-win. Here’s her …