As chaos and uncertainty continue, leaders need to create and sustain safe spaces where everyone is welcome. Acting with compassion, inclusion and unity is critical now more than ever.
A Black Life Is a Human Life to Be Loved
“Why did the police officer squeeze his neck?”
This was the question my 8-year old asked us as my husband and I openly shared how George Floyd died in one of the most brutal ways a person could die. Throughout the week, my daughter’s question has been swirling through my head. And it wasn’t until this morning that it became clear why this was such an important question.
Answering the question, “What is Labor Day?”
This last week my 6-year old asked me a simple question, “Mommy, what is Labor Day?” I realized I hadn’t really spent any energy thinking about the meaning of this national holiday.
Giving Thanks Today for a Compassionate Tomorrow
A letter from our founder, Tanuka Gordon on Giving Tuesday. Whether it’s of your time, a donation, or the power of your voice in your local community, we are grateful for your gift.
Sometimes it feels as though there is an endless barrage of difficult news to digest, from ongoing mass shootings to unstoppable fires to personal family tragedies. As parents, while we may recognize not everything in life is in our control, the prospect of raising our children in uncertain times can feel scary. What I’m learning — and it is a practice each and every day — is that the most powerful gift we can give our children is to teach them to believe in themselves as courageous, compassionate beings.
Life is Good Game Builds Habit of Gratitude
By acknowledging our challenges, then recognizing what is good in our lives, we can develop a habit of gratitude alongside difficult circumstances and feelings.
March 2018 Highlights
March has been a busy month with lots of exciting projects and workshops. Here are just some highlights from March!
Shelter Workshop at the Animal Rescue...
Fun(ny) Alternatives to Yelling When You’re Feeling Frustrated
Recently one afternoon I was at my wit's end with the girls and the verge of losing my cool. I didn't want to yell, but it was one of those parenting moments we've all experienced when our kids...
“One Line a Day” of Gratitude to Kick Off the New Year
Last year a friend told me about a unique journal called "One Line a Day," which spans a 5-year period. Each page in the journal is for a particular month and day (e.g., January 1)...
Holiday Food Baskets for Families in Crisis
Last week we had another Mindful Littles event, where 20 families from our community gathered to prepare holiday food baskets for Bay Area Crisis Nursery (BACN). BACN is a local nonprofit...
Give Jar Encourages Kids to Give Charitably
Teaching our children generosity not only helps build compassion, but actually makes us happier. Creating Save, Spend and Give jars is a great way to teach even young kids the value of money and...