Part of living a healthy and vibrant lifestyle includes being able to nurture relationships with family, loved ones, and members of the community. These human connections are essential to our well-being and fill us with a sense of belonging that is unique unto itself. Nurturing relationships takes skillful communication. Nevertheless, effective communication can at times … Read moreSkillful Communication in Relationships
When someone asks “how are you”, do they really care? Is the response we give authentic or honest or caring? In the middle of a pandemic, there is no more important first question to ask our family, coworkers, friends or neighbors. In the grip of fear that people are experiencing, a little caring goes a … Read moreHow Are You?
The world today is interesting. With the recent movement in the U.S. to stay home, we at Unified Caring Association (UCA) want to continue to provide caring resources and tips. With us all previously spending our time away from home, we are faced with a new challenge in our life’s adventure, what do we do … Read moreGet Your Creativity On at Home
Life can be so busy. We often rush through the day and do not often let others know how we are feeling and our experiences. When we do let others know how caring has helped our lives, it needs to be celebrated! We at Unified Caring Association (UCA) love hearing about caring experiences from our … Read moreBeaming for Moonbeam
Small caring acts of kindness can help change the world one person at a time. During the year Unified Caring Association (UCA) teams up with caring organizations to help bring more caring into the world. Recently we teamed up with Women Helping Women to help 80 girls get back on their feet. We would love … Read moreHelping Women Get Back on Their Feet
Kindness is an aspect of self-compassion and helps protect us against harsh self-criticisms by inspiring people to take a risk and explore new mental territory that can lead us to innovative solutions. Being self-aware and mindful support this mental exploration. We at Unified Caring Association (UCA) read and research a ton of articles. We scour … Read moreHow Can Mindfulness Help Us Solve Problems?
There are few things in life that can be more fickle than our own emotions, except for the emotions of others. How can we become more aware of other people’s feelings? The answer is simple: we learn more about our own. We can become adept at describing them and how to harness them to take … Read moreEmotional Awareness
empathy Every year Unified Caring Association holds scholarship contests. In the latest round we asked, “If you could change one thing in the world to make it a more caring place, what would you change?” The responses were full of creative and wonderful ideas. As we read the entries we notice some themes arising. One … Read moreThemes from Scholarships 2019 – Empathy to Passion
Honoring the Elder There is always a fountain of youth available to us – it flows from our minds. -Anonymous In many cultures throughout history the elderly have been respected for their wisdom and guidance. Oftentimes the elders in the household are the most important. But in our present day we sometimes let this fall … Read moreHonoring the Elder Years
Doing something nice for someone or for yourself makes the day a bit brighter. Unified Caring Association has a way to help us do just that: one suggested caring act each day of the year! This is the UCA Caring Challenge. We have a previous post reviewing the first part of this year’s Caring Challenge … Read moreCaring Challenge Mid-Year Update