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I believe in kindness

The Power Behind a Random Act of Kindness

I would be lying if I didn’t admit that my ambitions and commitments outside of my work at UCLA didn’t cause moments of stress. Including waking up this Saturday morning with the added pressure of, “Arghhh, I haven’t written my musing that needs to post tomorrow.” It’s in these moments of mini-panic that I look for the proverbial refresh button to get control over my …

Real Simple Makeover Issue

8 Days a Week

If you could add an extra day to the week, how would you spend it? I saw this question in the current issue of Real Simple magazine. This is extraordinarily fun to think about! I’d also add, where would you insert the extra day? My extra day would come between Saturday and Sunday. That way I could still fill up my weekends without having to …

Footprints

Save the Earth One Flush at a Time

Happy Earth Day! I was just reminded by one of our beautiful alumna Susie (Erickson) Anon that it is Earth Day. I’m going to use the excuse that I was slow to the honoring of Mother Earth because I make an attempt to be a good citizen of the planet every day. In fact, I am developing a project that will honor our amazing planet …

Christine Peng-Peng Lee

Find Comfort In Your Default

“You are what you continually do–just do what you do!” This is what my dear friend Kirk Walker, UCLA assistant softball coach told me as we headed to the Super Six Gymnastics Championship finals on Saturday night. I found it very appropriate, encouraging and stress-relieving. We all have a default setting. What we do today, tomorrow and the day after is our default. We like …

Cuddling Animals

The Contagion of Kindness

The most amazing consequence of Kindness is that it is IMMEDIATE! The moment you are kind to another, whether in thought or deed; the infusion of inner calm, peace and spiritual warmth is instantaneous. Kindness is contagious without the need for incubation. The feeling that comes from invoking kindness is an amazing phenomenon. It’s actually a more fulfilling feeling than when you are the recipient …