Congratulations to all of you who didn’t nod in agreement and move on from the title. The irony of you choosing to read a piece with this title on a blog called “Cultivate Kindness” isn’t lost on me; it is, in fact, very much intended. 

You are the one I wanted to reach.  The person, much like me before I lost Rees, who is tired and worn out by a seemingly unraveling world but whose spark of hope is still alight.  The others?  They aren’t precisely lost causes (well, some are), but they aren’t in the right mindset to read this.  At least not yet.

Speaking of mindsets – It’s been exactly four years, seven months, and 17 days since I was last in the right mindset to share anything on this blog. It would be a colossal understatement to point out that a lot has changed in this world Read More

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Join Little Rees Specht as he learns the most important aspects of water safety from his friend Splash.

For information on booking a ReesSpecht the Water Assembly for your school/community head here or call us at 631-353-9924

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I haven’t written a blog post here in over two years.  It’s not out of a lack of will, or time – it was out of a lack of necessity…

After I lost my son Rees in October of 2012 I started writing right away (well as soon as our power was restored after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy).  I consistently updated the blog for many years, sharing our family’s journey through the grief that brought us down and the kindness that lifted us up.  My feelings and experiences were laid bare to the world – raw and  unfiltered.  

With every post, so many people reached out to me thanking me for lifting their spirits and reminding them that there is a pervasive goodness that permeates our society that too often goes unnoticed.  In reality, I always felt undeserving of their thanks as the blog was my outlet for myRead More

Book a Cultivate Kindness Assembly for your school today.  Programs specifically developed for k-2, 3-5, Middle and HS levels. 

For more information go to www.cultivatekindness.org

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Order your t-shirt/hoodie/sweatshirt today!  These shirts are limited time only and are only available to order until October 1st.  The funds we raise from this sale will help support:

  • Scholarships
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