My Childhood Experience With Night Terrors

My Childhood Experience With Night Terrors

He felt a presence in the room and then hands on him, touching his blankets. He was wide awake in a flash but his body froze with fear. He could not move a muscle. His eyes would not open, no noise would come from his throat. And still the hands moved over and on him....
How to Connect With People

How to Connect With People

If you are ever feeling out of sorts, alone or untouched, tell someone the story of something that has touched you. The book “The Power of Kindness,” author Piero Ferrucci talks about how human beings are able to “resonate” with other human beings. I love this...
Omaha Beach & the American Cemetery

Omaha Beach & the American Cemetery

There are so, so many markers placed so carefully in ordered rows over so much ground. One comes and it finds you in whatever way it does. You find it, too, like partners in some strange kind of a dance, or round one fighters in the ring. Because that’s how it feels...
Kindness is Natural to Human Beings

Kindness is Natural to Human Beings

Last December, the New York Times published an article called “Can Kindness Be Taught.” The author, Richard Schiffman, reached out to me while doing his research for the article, having heard about my work promoting kindness in schools and beyond. The day the article...
Can Kindness Be Taught?

Can Kindness Be Taught?

I assumed that I would be the one to remind or “teach” this concept to the students. But it was just as often they who taught me, and each other, about it. Maybe more. In 1993, I proposed to a group of parents the basic philosophy and concepts of what a year later...

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