Beyond the Red Chair Blog

Put On Love

In the chill of frosty winter, you would never leave the house without your coat.  Though when you were in junior high, sometimes if your mother thought it was cold outside but you, not so much,  you didn’t bother putting on your coat.  So what would your mother yell...

Kindness is Our Signature

I was traveling down the road and saw a new tract of housing sprouting from the ground.  Man, they were going up fast!  It seemed that last time I drove down this road it was just dirt lots.  I saw the builder’s sign posted proudly near the entrance.  Their tag line...

Exercise Kindness

Who wants to exercise?!! Who wants to get that heart pumping and burn some calories?!?!  I do!  But do I have to get off the couch to do it?!?! Exercising is so good in theory.  I mean, don’t we all want to walk up 2 flights of stairs and not be winded?  Wouldn’t we...

The Beyond Kindness Tour is Born!

I’ve been afraid to turn on the news lately.  Well not so much afraid, as frustrated.  And disheartened.  I’m sure you feel it too.  It’s nothing new.  We’ve been feeling this way for some months. I wrote this earlier this year, but I think the sentiment still...

I Am Not Kind

I wasn't born with it.  It doesn’t come naturally.  I don't seek it out.  I am not… kind.  Oh, I am adept at being nice… Mannerly. Agreeable. Polite. Pleasing. Even delightful.   I am nice but I don’t have the heart of kindness, and there my friends is the difference....

Slavery Footprint Understanding- Part 2

Last post I talked about taking the survey at Slavery Footprint.  It hit me like a Mack truck and my head was reeling all day.  Did you take your own survey?  How did you feel after it?   A few days have passed and life has gone on. Cooking, packing for a trip,...

How Many Slaves Work for You? Part 1

  You know when you’re feeling pretty good about something then all of a sudden the rug is pulled out and you feel crappy?  That happened when I was innocently rabbit trailing on Instagram.  Or Facebook, I can’t even remember now.  I found this website called...

Revisiting

I'm reminiscing the day when I moved to San Francisco from the idyllic town of Danville, California.  I wrote this after one of my first adventures exploring the city in 2013. And what I think about it now that I've moved back to the suburbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . ....

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