Q4 Retreat: How to Build Your Own Swift Kick

September 18, 2017 set the date for yet another amazing Swift Kick team retreat day for the beginning of Q4! This quarter brought forth even more amazing and crazy memories from the Swift Kick family that I will happily share with you. For this quarterly retreat, the theme that Sabina and Melissa had devised was […]

How the Dictionary, and 6 Famous People, Define Community

According to dictionary.com, one of the definitions of the word community is “similar character; agreement; identity.” Here at Swift Kick, we believe that people become better versions of themselves when they are connected to a strong community. We aren’t the only ones who feel this way…#TeamHuman         Which one of these quotes […]

Helping Out on a Walk Home

New York City. Busy sidewalks. Tourists. Baby strollers. Dogs. People down on their luck. And me.  As I was walking home from the subway last week, I saw a woman – almost in slow motion – trip over the top of the sidewalk and fall to the ground. I was too far away to catch her or […]

How a Rangers Hockey Game Made Me Cry – New York’s Steven McDonald

Madison Square Garden, April 9th, 2017. I am wearing my fiance’s too-big Rangers jersey, standing next to a father and son in Penguins jerseys. The game has not started yet, but we are all on our feet, Penguins fans included. We are honoring the late NYPD officer Steven McDonald. Tears force their way past my […]

5 Little Ways You Can Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is far too great a burden to bear.” The words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are the kinds of words that ring true no matter how many years have passed. They inspire love, and the nitty gritty business of holding ourselves accountable for how we treat […]

Humans Need Humans: 10 Quotes That Remind Us Every Day

Happy International Day of Peace! Throughout time, in song, scripture, music and books, the call to action around community has always existed. No matter your sex, religion, education level, political affiliation or ability, you can’t do it alone. Here are some quotes, old and new, that mark how important it is to be on #TeamHuman. Humans Need Humans. It’s […]

See That Student Sitting Alone at Lunch?

During a Florida State University football team tour of a local middle school, wide receiver Travis Rudolph created a selfless moment of kindness that we should all inspire our campus leaders to do on a daily basis. Travis saw 11-year-old Bo Peske sitting by himself in the cafeteria during lunch. It’s reported that Bo, who has autism, […]

5 Reasons Humans Need Humans

At face value, most would say our world is a mess. Collectively, we have a lot of work to do. I argue that it starts on a person -to-person level. I think love, respect and understanding can make great things happen. It just starts with a little human kindness. (And maybe some common sense.) In […]

5 Reasons My Dog is, Ironically, on #TeamHuman

Now that I am an Intern and stay at home a lot, I mean A LOT, I learned some important things from my dog. I tend to talk to him a lot and ask him to help me figure things out. Yes, I know he is only a dog, but when there is no one […]