World Kindness Day – Making Kindness the Norm

World Kindness Day – Making Kindness the Norm As one of the core traits of being heliotropic, kindness can also be found at the root of Being the Sun. Science has proven that spreading kindness can be good for your health as well as the health of those around you. Help us support Random Acts […]

Why Does Gratitude Matter?

Why Does Gratitude Matter? What Is Gratitude? Robert Emmons, perhaps the world’s leading scientific expert on gratitude, argues that gratitude has two key components, which he describes in a Greater Good essay, “Why Gratitude Is Good.” “First,” he writes, “It’s an affirmation of goodness.” In the second part of gratitude, he explains, “We recognize that […]

Be Your Best Self

Be Your Best Self How Can You Be Your Best Self? Practice! Practice! Practice! It is a myth that practice makes perfect. IT DOESN’T! What you practice makes you better at what you’re practicing. There is no perfect. You have a chance to try again and be your best self every moment of every day. […]

National Mentoring Month

National Mentoring Month January is National Mentoring Month! — What’s in it for you to be a Mentor? The SALTY response is, if you have to ask, then mentoring probably isn’t for you! HOWEVER, we believe mentoring IS for everyone, which is why we will articulate a much more SUNNY response as to why everyone […]

Choose Kindness

Choose Kindness Help us Make Kindness the Norm by participating in Random Acts of Kindness Week, February 16-22, 2020. Be the Sun, Not the Salt is joining the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation in a week-long celebration of kindness. We are doing our part to help make the world more kind by also celebrating Random […]

National Salt Awareness Month

National Salt Awareness Month National Salt Awareness Week will take place March 9-15 and, although organized to help raise awareness of the damaging effect of too much salt to our health, we like to celebrate it as a reminder that Salty behavior is bad for our health as well. Be the Sun, Not the Salt […]

Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice June 20th, 2020 is Summer Solstice and it’s our FAVORITE day of the year. During the June Solstice each year, the Sun is at it’s most northern point during the whole year! This is symbolic of what we should be paying attention to ALL the time, and that’s Being the SUN, Not the […]

Meet Adam Hegsted

Meet Adam Hegsted Today, it’s important for businesses both large and small to embrace a bottomless well of optimism as well as an original way of viewing the world. It’s real easy to Be the Salt and identify what’s wrong. Instead, leaders need to Be the Sun and inspire our teams to see what they […]

We Learn More When We Pay Attention

We Learn More When We Pay Attention We Learn More When We Pay Attention Being a great leader, spouse, and friend means being an “Olympic Listener”. Be a sponge, open to everything. Be the last one to speak. This is part of what Being the Sun is about. Giving people what they need. It is […]

What is Self-Compassion?

What is Self-Compassion? BE YOUR OWN BEST FRIEND! Every day we have thousands of internal thoughts, emotions, stories and experiences. Emotional agility builds our capacity to engage our inner world in a way that is courageous, curious and compassionate. Self compassion is about recognizing what it means to be human. While some people come by […]