On Giving and Self-Care

Our 16 Days of Kindness Challenge began on Monday and is making ripples far and wide.  I have heard from people I know all over the country who have been inspired by it and are joining in, with [...]

16 Days of Kindness

Since I saw the documentary about Mr. Rogers last week, I’ve been thinking about how radical kindness can be (in both the sense of being “rad,” which is one of my favorite [...]

A Revolution of Kindness

I can’t get Mr. Rogers off my mind.  I saw the documentary about him, called “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” this week, and I can’t stop thinking about it.  It was surprisingly moving, which I half [...]

Dotted With a Heart

I came home yesterday to a large white envelope that didn’t look like a bill. I love snail mail, so I eagerly ripped into it, but what was inside surprised me and left me momentarily speechless. [...]

Holding Hands

One day when Gabby was still a baby I was in the back of a cab descending down the steep hill of Beacon Street in Boston when I saw a mom and her young daughter at the corner holding hands. The [...]