A few participants requested that we regroup and share how the Kindness Challenge held earlier this year impacted us. So for those of you who participated, I’m opening up the forum to discuss it. In the comments, feel free to share what you’ve learned about yourself in the months since the challenge ended, what impacted you, what you carry with you from that challenge or anything else you want to share.
For me personally, the biggest awareness that I have is that kindness is not only a choice but a practice. There are many opportunities throughout the day to practice kindness and it’s often the times when it’s the hardest and I feel like doing it the least that it’s needed the most. So every day my intention is that my actions, words, and reactions stem from a place of love and kindness. This is truly a practice, sometimes I fail miserably and excel beautifully on the same day. At the end of the day, I make sure to extend myself the same kindness I give others. I evaluate what I could have done better without shaming or guilting myself and move forward with grace and self-compassion.
Speaking of kindness, today a book all about kindness has been released! I’m honored that I had the opportunity to be one of the contributing authors of Goodness Abounds: 365 True Stories of Loving Kindness. If you’ve been following this blog, you’ll know that one of the things I did to cultivate a more positive mindset was to stop watching the news. This is the perfect replacement for a news segment! I encourage you to see what one page a day will do in your life! If you purchase a copy today, you can enter to win one of many prize giveaways including a coaching session with me. To raising the tide of kindness!
I can’t wait to hear your thoughts and experience in the months since The Kindness Challenge concluded in the comments! Thank you for participating, I look forward to next year’s! ❤
Sending you lots of love and wishing you all that you need to raise the tide of kindness!
If you enjoyed the Kindness Challenge, I’ve got something special for you! I’ve received so much feedback from people in the past few months that I’ve created a 30-day practice meant to help you cultivate the relationship you have with yourself. If you’re wanting to connect with yourself more, you’ll want to check this out! Each day has a prompt for you to dedicate some time to yourself. Continue reading “New “Challenge” For All Those Wanting to Cultivate the Relationship with Themselves!”
Attention Kindness Challenge participants
I just wanted to let you know that I’m just now getting to the reflection posts for the last couple of weeks of the challenge. I had a lot to juggle and the kind choice was not to put too much pressure on myself to get everything done. Continue reading “Kindness Challenge | Reflection Posts”
It didn’t take very long for me to list the people who inspire me to be more kind. While I consider myself a kind person, there’s always room for more! The people I’ve chosen each inspire a different form of kindness in my life. Continue reading “My Kindness Role Models”
It’s funny because as I sit and think of self-acceptance many things come to mind. Over the years I’ve had to find my way and myself. Growing up in a military family, I always felt out of place. I always seemed to arrive at a new base and be missing out. My peers had their groups, and I never quite fit in. I always thought it was because I arrived too late. Continue reading “The Journey of Self-Acceptance”
Attention all Kindness Challenge participants!
I just wanted to check in with you and see how this week is going. No matter what week of the challenge you’re on, feel free to share in the comments how it’s going. If you haven’t published your reflection post for a previous week, feel free to do so. Continue reading “Pulse Check |Kindness Challenge”
Attention Kindness Challenge participants!
The reflection posts are pouring in and I’m so excited to see the self-discoveries being made on this journey! You guys have shared some amazing stories and been an inspiration for your readers! For those of you who haven’t posted your reflection post for week 1 or 2 yet, this is just a gentle reminder and encouragement to do so. Continue reading “Reflection Posts”
Attention all Kindness Challenge participants
No matter what week you are currently participating in, I just wanted to take a moment to check in with you. How’s it going? Are you remembering to incorporate the prompt into your life? How are you feeling this week? Don’t feel like you have to give too much away, I look forward to reading the details in your reflection post. Continue reading “Pulse Check | Week 2”
I can’t help but reflect on how far I’ve come when it comes to the topic of self-love. I’ve been on a journey of self-love over the past four years. Not loving myself to the point of wanting to cease my existence ironically led me on this intense journey of self-love. As I read and re-read the week one prompt post, I can hardly believe I wrote it. Four years ago that would have been unfathomable. Yet now, it’s hard to imagine not encouraging others to start or continue down the path of self-love. Continue reading “Kindness Challenge | Self-Love Reflection Post”
Attention all Kindness Challenge participants!
This will be the main post of the challenge for organization purposes. All important posts will be linked below to make it easy to navigate as the challenge moves forward so be sure to bookmark this post!
Please read through this the first time and then just use the links at the bottom as needed. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments, I’ll be happy to answer them.
Continue reading “Details & Updates”