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 birthday – even when it’s just an online card. 🙂 Remember the Ice Water challenge? This article will give you an idea of the difference...

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Being Happier will help you live longer

We know you’ll enjoy this article that CNN has recently updated. Aside from the info about the happiest countries, there is some good advice, particularly a theory developed by psychologist Martin Seligman. He believes it will enable well-being, which some experts argue is even a better goal than happiness. We feel that well-being IS a definite component of happiness. 🙂 You’ll find many of the topics and ideas we express with Don’t Be a Cow! appear in his theory. Seligman has...

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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 Reporter /* */ Chicago Tribune If you’re thinking about going out for Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday, gathering the siblings, in-laws...

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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 to the conservation (wise use) of our nation’s land and trees. Think about it…land and trees serve as more than America’s natural resources…they help us create...

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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 Conversations for a Lifetime of Love. That responsiveness, in a nutshell, is all about sending a cue and having the other person respond...

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