As an Emmy and Genesis Award winning journalist, Lu has worked in the television news business as an anchor and reporter for more than two decades. She is also a former Miss USA, author and animal advocate.

Trust Kindness.

Have you ever felt like your life has become a blur of work, errands, and appointments? Do you struggle to find time to enjoy your friends or your favorite hobby? Why is that? Why are we in such a hurry? Why can’t we slow down? Could it be that we are running from something unsettled inside ourselves? I’ve

Make Every Day Earth Day

We celebrated Earth Day last month, but why not honor Mother Earth every day?  Let’s start making changes that affect our planet for good right now!  Using acts of kindness is an easy way to begin making an impact and teaching our children the importance of helping out so they can carry on new traditions. 

Boots, Books & Beautiful Friends

I am grateful every day when I open my eyes and have a brand new 24 hours to experience.  Lately, I have been thinking how easy I find joy in the small moments of life – things like slipping on my new fuzzy boots, or reading a fantastic book.  I even find myself excited to

A Kind Sign

When I decide on a specific goal, I get super focused.  I can see the big picture, but I am also aware that it takes small steps to reach the ultimate goal.  I understood this concept at a very young age.  As a member of The Girl Scouts of America, I had to complete small

FREE STUFF ROCKS

November 13th is World Kindness Day… I have always believed that kindness is a strength.  Some people may think kindness is a weakness, but in reality, our kind actions, no matter large or small, help to unite our world.  We are born to be kind, but often life can harden us and keep us so
I’m super excited to announce that I will be joining a group of amazing women for an inspiring event that is meant to get our minds moving and our hearts open. Please join me at Talks with Purpose on Saturday, September 22, 2018 in Costa Mesa, CA. Be kind to yourself and bring a friend

The Power of Green

I am a lover of all things good for us especially when it comes to what we put in our bodies.  As a dietary vegan for the last 4 years, I love to incorporate whole food supplements into my diet.  I truly believe we have to treat our bodies with respect and kindness from the

The Power of a Smile

I have always believed kindness is contagious and that no matter your race, age, nationality, or even income level, we all know the meaning of a smile or the gesture of a wave.  My belief was confirmed again this past week while out on a jog with my dog Monkey. I live in Los Angeles
Since I was a young child, I knew being kind felt good. It started with being kind to injured animals. As I grew up, I realized being kind to my friends and fellow students in high school was the right way to act. Years later while competing in the Miss Universe pageant as Miss USA,

Why Adopting a Pet is Sexy

I have been trying to save animals since I was a young girl.  I remember my parents letting me stay home from school in 4th grade so I could have a funeral in the backyard for a baby squirrel that I had been trying to nurse back to life.  I also rescued mice from mud, and
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How You Can Make A Conscious Purchase Too I was shopping recently for dog food and poop bags for my rescue pooch Monkey.  Then I had a big revelation in the store. I will admit, I often purchase certain items based on their packaging.  I love shapes and colors.  I will buy a brand of
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Moby Talks About How Meditation can Counter What he Says is his Slight Addiction to Social Media
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Students at one high school decided to do something to remind each student that they matter — to 5,100 of their fellow classmates.    
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If you could wave a magic wand and have your dream come true, would you know what that dream looks like? For most of you, I would guess, you can describe it pretty easily. Maybe it’s to start your own business or travel the world. For me, I have always dreamt of of owning a
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It is exactly what happened to Jay Shetty who is a very successful millennial content creator and motivational speaker with millions of followers on Facebook. At age 18, Jay went to hear a monk speak while living in London. The event shifted his life vision and years later, after studying under that same monk in
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I was recently interviewed for a project that will highlight 365 individuals on video. It is called Your Date Project and the release date of each video corresponds with the birthday of the featured person. My date is April 16, 2018. Kenji Christopher Green, the creator, interviewed me in Elysian Park one Saturday afternoon recently.
How kindness can soften the sting If you are like me and millions of people around the world, you have the same familiar voice in your head that doubts you and tells you that you are not good enough, smart enough, pretty enough, motivated enough.  It may even continue to remind you that you failed

Don’t Let Fear Win

Fear can immobilize us!  It can keep us from setting a goal, or starting a relationship, and it can even kill our dreams.   Over the years, I have been pretty good about not letting fear get in the way, especially when I was young.  I didn’t care so much back then.  Let’s be honest.  A
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I have been a vegetarian for over three decades. I became a vegan in 2014. It is not a diet. It is a way of life for me. I understand my dietary choices will not totally change the way the world treats animals today or even in my lifetime, but it feels right for me.
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