Small Acts of Kindness go a long way

Small Acts of Kindness go a long way

In “Day 18” of Don’t Be a Cow! we talk about simple, small acts of kindness. Often we think of being kind or generous as something HUGE. Think Philanthropy or Anonymous donations that fund a museum. But, small acts of kindness can go a long way. Maybe it’s just making a co-worker a cup of tea or remembering a relative’s […]

Why We Laugh

Cognitive neuroscientist Sophie Scott shares this and other surprising facts about laughter in this fast-paced, action-packed and, yes, hilarious dash through the science of cracking up.

Don’t Be A Cow and Follow the herd says Chicago Trib writer

Don’t Be A Cow and Follow the herd says Chicago Trib writer

We love that he is sharing our advice. BE HAPPIER. Don’t follow the herd. And have a happy Mother’s day. Column: Don’t be a cow and follow the herd. Stay home on Mother’s Day. A jampacked restaurant brunch is no way to treat the women in your life on Mother’s Day. Celebrate at home. (Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune) John KassContact ReporterChicago […]

Are Self-Help Books Worth it?

Are Self-Help Books Worth it?

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” custom_class=” admin_preview_bg=”] We were recently asked to weigh in on the question: “Are self-help books worth it?” What do you think? Take a look. [/av_textblock]

Connecting your Kids to Nature better

Connecting your Kids to Nature better

We recently came across this article on the Mom Blog Society, and being huge fans of Mother Nature, wanted to share these great tips. By the way, not only are are big fans of Nature, but with every sale of a Don’t Be a Cow! book, a portion of the profit goes toward Lands and Trees Unlimited, a non-profit organization dedicated […]

On the Science Behind Happy Relationships

On the Science Behind Happy Relationships

Excerpts from an article in Time Magazine:  “The most important thing we’ve learned … is that the secret to loving relationships and to keeping them strong and vibrant over the years, to falling in love again and again, is emotional responsiveness,” says Sue Johnson, a clinical psychologist in Ottawa and the author of several books, including Hold Me Tight: Seven […]

True meaning of self-awareness

True meaning of self-awareness

Written by Caroline Forsey, this article on Hubspot touches on the “True Meaning of Self-Awareness” (and how to tell if you are actually self-aware). As the article points out, Self-awareness will help you become a happier and more productive employee and leader, and can help you align your current life with your passions. We feel it’s a good fit in […]