As many of you know, I am a believer of looking for messages that seem to show up out of no where and always have some sort of undeniable meaning or message. I take those universal clues seriously. Three of them showed up this past month for me in the form of a book, a
Lu Parker Interviews Adrienne Bankert of Good Morning America to talk about her new book out now, Your Hidden Superpower! Follow Adrienne and order her new book at www.yourhiddensuperpower.com. Twitter: @abontv Instagram: @abontv @theunbeatablekind Facebook: facebook.com/adriennebankert

One KIND World

I have always believed in the power of kindness. During the last couple weeks, an incredible amount of people have stepped up to lend a voice, a helping hand, and a written word to the worldwide movement of Black Lives Matter. What we have seen and felt has poured over into our hearts, homes, and
If you are like many during the lock-down, you have assumed the role of “Superwoman,” or “Superman.”  You may be dealing with children at home, your job, or lack of, the bills and staying safe.  It can all become overwhelming.  Then for some of you,  add taking care of a parent who is in a
Ever since stay-at-home orders started in Los Angeles, I have been asked about writing an article about how to keep relationships strong when you are cooped up together at home with nowhere to go. I have resisted until now, mostly because there are so many great articles out there already, and I was not sure I

Celebrating Women: Adeniz Villar

March is National Women’s History Month and to celebrate, we here at Be Kind & Co. are interviewing women who share our vision that kindness can change the world for the better.  Adeniz Villar is Creative Director and founder of Story Place Media, a boutique marketing studio that specializes in social strategy and content development for lifestyle brands. Adeniz is a storyteller at

It’s Time to Celebrate You!

Each March we celebrate National Women’s History Month. It’s a time to recognize women from the past and present who have made strides to improve our world. Think of the millions of women who have come before us. What was it like to not have the right to vote or to not be able to
March is National Women’s History Month and to celebrate, we here at Be Kind & Co. are interviewing women who share our vision that kindness can change the world for the better.  Kelly M. Williams is an Emmy Award Winning makeup artist who has worked at KTLA 5 News in Los Angeles for the past 35 years. 1.   How do you define kindness?  I define kindness as a feeling
If you see a chance to be kind to someone tomorrow, take it. Brad Pitt, Golden Globes 2020 Swoon, how much do I love him AND how much do I wholeheartedly agree! And yet, I’m guessing 99.9% of those who took Brad up on his advice didn’t take it to heart in the most vital
The breakdown of a marriage, followed by the process of separation and divorce, tears at the fabric of our self-esteem and brings us to our emotional knees like nothing else. From someone who’s witnessed and studied many divorces—including my own—here are my top 5 recommended acts of self-kindness before, during, and after divorce.
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Life’s a Roller Coaster

We all know life can really feel like a roller coaster at times. We are up and then down, and in some cases, upside down.  It was for sure the case for me last month.   January started out with a bang.  It was a treat to be highlighted on the cover of the magazine

A Special KIND of Woman

By now you know, I love any chance to talk about my passion for keeping kindness in the forefront of people’s minds. So you can imagine how happy I was when I was asked to do just that while also landing the cover of the popular lifestyle magazine Vegas2LA. Not only did I have the

Living in the Present or the Future?

I have never really understood New Year’s resolutions. It always felt strange to put so much pressure on myself and others to not fail at what we deemed as our goals for the year. Chances are you started out this January with an intention to either lose weight, find a girlfriend/boyfriend, finally stop smoking, eat

Your Fence is Broken

When we moved into our house four years ago, we hired a company to install an underground invisible fence in our yard. We wanted to keep our beloved Goldendoodle, Dakota, safe from cars on the road and we wanted to keep our neighbors’ yards safe from doodle doody. We put a special collar on Dakota and walked

Learning to Grieve

The month of October was a difficult one for me. I have tried to be kind to myself through a lot of self care and allowing myself to grieve. I am devastated to share with you that my 12 year old dog Monkey went to heaven on October 1st. He had a brain tumor and

Live a Life You Are Proud Of

Who knew you could find practical advice on being kind to yourself on YouTube? Thanks to a newly released 40-minute documentary, you can. And the good news is, you don’t have to be perfect to live a life you are proud of. There is beauty in your messiness. In fact, what you think are your

Do you have the answer?

I have worked in the television news business for many years. As a journalist, I have the responsibility of sharing good stories and really bad stories with you, the viewer. Over the years, I have learned to emotionally block out most tragic events. I find I can go for months without being affected by all
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Redefining Kindness

It’s your strength, not your weakness. Recently, I was talking with some girlfriends and one of them said, “I’ve been trying so hard to be more kind, but damn, it’s hard to do.” I totally understand my friend’s frustration. I get that it’s much easier to be negative, or lash out at someone, or decide

Kindness and Masculinity

As a man who supports people in cultivating fulfilling relationships in all areas of their lives, I am often asked about the quality of kindness and how that fits in to our ideas around masculinity. Unfortunately, there has been a persistent belief that “nice guys finish last,” and that in order for a man to

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

Bee Kind.

Bees are my favorite insect. They are industrious, hard-working and community minded.  They are part magic, part weapon. Their feet are dusted with the spices of thousands of flowers and yet their stinger can cause great damage. Bees are a balance of beauty and pain. As a true crime producer,  I have to have a
I was married for 18 years before I realized I was in an abusive relationship, and then it took another 6 years before I was able to execute an international escape to save my adult daughter and myself. Sadly, abusive, rude, demeaning and belittling behaviors have become normalized in our society. Most people, myself included,

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. 
Our relationships really hinge on the words we use. While we might intend to use our words to get closer or simply ask our partner a question, we may inadvertently be pushing the other person away. Eliminating these key “watch words” will help deliver your message the way you intend. It might seem like a
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On March 11, 2019, Lu Parker hosted two University Speaker sessions at the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Sales Convention in Las Vegas where she was granted the opportunity to meet and speak to hundreds of people about “How Kindness Creates Success.” Living from a place of kindness is very important to Lu as she considers kindness
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Proud To Be Me

At the age of eleven,  I went through some of the most challenging times of my life.  The obstacles I faced have helped shape me into the person I am today, and made me much stronger. My story is one of a harrowing truth, and something I will continue to share to help inspire others.

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

Do You Have a Hard Time Receiving?

As an elite femininity coach, I’m constantly focused on one of the five feminine qualities that I teach my clients so they can tap into the full expression of their feminine essence and live more playful and purposeful lives. One of those qualities is receptivity – the ability to receive and to be open to

Cruelty-Free Protein Options

One of the most popular questions I encounter as a nutritionist is “Where do I find my protein?” This question is especially recognized in the vegan community, as it is common for vegans to consider ample protein intake a hard task to achieve, but it actually doesn’t have to be as daunting as it may
You may have seen her on KTLA or interviewing celebrities and dignitaries such as Oprah, Bradley Cooper, Aretha Franklin, Clint Eastwood, Barbra Streisand, Kanye West, Nelson Mandela, & Jane Goodall. From Miss USA to an Emmy Award-winning journalist, Lu Parker has had an incredible career. As she continues to anchor on KTLA, Lu also took a moment of