Take a stand – it’s ok to upset people {The Kind Side}

Sometimes in our lives we feel like we can't do things because we might upset someone. We know the boundaries, the rules, the expectations, and the acceptable compromises in our social circles. But sometimes something happens and our thinking changes. We're in the same groups, but the logic doesn't work anymore. The shortcomings, pitfalls, and … Continue reading Take a stand – it’s ok to upset people {The Kind Side}

You are allowed to stop being angry {Notes from the Kind Side}

I wish I could make it so everyone agreed. Don't we all? I know it's not my job to convince everyone of my point of view or to reconcile all the points of view in some magical way. And very often it's hard for me to allow goodness on the other side of things. It's … Continue reading You are allowed to stop being angry {Notes from the Kind Side}

The Not-knowing {Notes from the Kind Side}

"Why is Coronavirus ruining my life?" My eight year old put it very succinctly. I could have told him about why we're staying home, or how stuff just happens sometimes, or that how we can learn to be here together a little better. But I didn't. For better or for worse, I let his question … Continue reading The Not-knowing {Notes from the Kind Side}