Surprise and delight

August 10 2019

Seth Godin first plopped these two words into my mind many years ago. Since then, this has become something of a personal mantra: How can I bring more joy into the world? How can I surprise the people around me? It’s not enough to simply show up. It’s about pushing boundaries, testing assumptions, and bringing intentional kindness […]


21 gifts that don’t require money

July 14 2019

time kindness space attention skills praise recommendations introductions focus encouragement presence gratitude compliments touch a letter a song a dance a smile laughter understanding help (just ask!) What can you give today? Tweet me @redheadlefthand.


Leading isn’t a grandiose gesture

June 28 2019

The smallest actions can have the greatest impact. Lead by example may sound trite, but it’s true. Trying to encourage others to follow a set path? The way you act and exist in the world either endears others to you or creates boundaries between who you say you are and the goals you hope to […]


Miracle Questions

June 21 2019

Miracle questions can be helpful when you are trying to power through roadblocks or identify the direction of your truest dreams. Social workers and therapists around the world use miracle questions as tools to help clients solve problems creatively and positively. These types kinds of questions help shift an individual’s perspective from one that is […]


Be you (it’s the best gift you can give the world)

June 12 2019

“Say who you are, really say it in your life and in your work. Tell someone out there who is lost, someone not yet born, someone who won’t be born for 500 years. Your writing will be a record of your time. It can’t help but be that. But more importantly, if you’re honest about […]


#DOorDIE, my kindness birthday initiative

June 08 2019

On August 6, I will turn 35. Aging seems to get a bad rap in some circles, but I’d like to think I’m becoming a stronger, wiser, more patient, more grounded, and overall more confident person. Leading up to my birthday, my goal is to complete 35 acts of kindness. I will make them public in […]


Thank you

June 06 2019

There’s strength and power in gratitude. Gratitude for self, gratitude for others, gratitude for challenges and successes and failures and opportunity. When you learn to see gifts everywhere you look, your world expands. Take time to recognize and honor the people and circumstances in your life. Thank those who have helped you along your journey. […]


Are you seen?

May 27 2019

When was the last time you let yourself be truly seen? When was the last time you truly saw another? Watch this.


Design everything you do

May 19 2019

“During my first internship out of college, Stella Lai gave me this tip and it has been the best professional advice I ever received. Try to practice this tip as literally as possible. The obvious areas are how you dress and how your house/apartment/room is organized. I would suggest not stopping there. Your emails should […]


Want to change your life? Change your conversations

May 12 2019

If you’re searching for change, one of the easiest things you can do RIGHT NOW is to evaluate the conversations you are having. Chances are they can use some editing. What are you talking about? What topics keep repeating? Who is involved? Monitor your conversations, both online and off, then prioritize the kind of world […]