When this blog first launched in 2017, Lisa-Michelle Kucharz dedicated it to the youth victims of bullycide. She now shares resources, information, insights, and opinions on a variety of topics, along with occasional wildlife, nature, and food photos.

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I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness — it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude. — Brené Brown

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2022 Blog Highlights
December 31, 2022

As we say goodbye to 2022, I am filled with gratitude for all of the people, places, and things that helped me make my year as good as it could have been … Continue reading

Lisa-Michelle Kucharz Fights Back Against Cyberbullying

In the News: Lisa-Michelle Kucharz Fights Back Against Cyberbullying
November 30, 2022

The advocacy efforts of Long Island resident Lisa-Michelle Kucharz have enabled New York state to create a task force of experts in various fields to address cyberbullying … Continue reading

Let’s Stop Cyberbullying Together
October 24, 2022

Watch this short video for quick tips to help students, parents, and caregivers stop and address digital abuse … Continue reading

Coming Together to Spread Happiness
August 31, 2022

Coming together as a community to brighten each other’s lives has a power like no other … Continue reading

End School Shootings - Know the Signs

Know the Signs to Help End School Shootings
May 31, 2022

“People who hurt themselves or others often show warning signs before they carry out an act of violence … missing the signs can … Continue reading

The Real Impact Of Elon Musk Buying Twitter
April 29, 2022

How will Elon Musk buying Twitter really impact users’ experience? … Continue reading

Oscars 2022: Jokes, Jabs, and Other Lessons
March 31, 2022

Thank you to Consumer Notice for reaching out to The 2022 Oscars will forever be remembered as the night that Will Smith slapped … Continue reading

Internet Safety for Kids
February 15, 2022

Thank you to Consumer Notice for reaching out to share valuable information in their comprehensive guide for parents. … Continue reading

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Challenges With a Side of Bliss
January 31, 2022

Instead of telling you about what could have been better in January 2022, I’m sharing some of my favorite moments in pictures. … Continue reading

Sound the Alarm to Save Lives
December 21, 2021

Thanks to the initiative of New York State Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages and the American Red Cross New York, I had … Continue reading

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Have a Happier Holiday Season
November 22, 2021

Being happy during the holidays isn’t easy or natural for everyone. For some, this time of year is quite stressful and met with dread … Continue reading

Cyberbullying Legislation Shaped by VS Resident

V.S. Resident Helps Shape Cyberbullying Law
November 4, 2021

New York State legislation to fight cyberbullying, signed by Governor Kathy Hochul last month, had a leading advocate from Valley Stream … Continue reading

Legislation to create a cyberbullying task force signed by Governor Kathy Hochul.

Legislation Signed By Governor!
October 27, 2021

On October 20, 2021, NYS Governor Kathy Hochul signed an online safety legislation package, including the creation of a cyberbullying task force … Continue reading

Digital wellness and meditation moment for Lisa-Michelle Kucharz Thrive Global article.

6 Tips to Improve Your Digital Wellness
September 29, 2021

Digital wellness is much more than a buzz phrase. Most of us lead constantly connected lives, whether we’re actively using our devices, checking them … Continue reading

Clock and message: It's time to talk about goals.

Goals: How Strategic Flexibility Reigns
September 2, 2021

You could say I have been obsessed with goals and getting things done for most of my life, and I’m a firm believer in the wisdom shared by Ken Blanchard, PhD … Continue reading

10 Reasons to Work Life a Dog Thrive Global Lisa-Michelle Kucharz

10 Reasons to Work Like a Dog
August 4, 2021

August 5th is Work Like A Dog Day. While I don’t know anyone who observes rituals for this day of unknown origin, the thought of it has perplexed me for years. Continue reading

Upgrade Your Gratitude Practice Thrive Global Lisa-Michelle Kucharz

Upgrade Your Gratitude Practice
July 11, 2021

Many people have a diary or journal, where they occasionally write down their thoughts, hopes, goals, dreams, successes, frustrations, and disappointments. Continue reading

Lisa-Michelle Kucharz Valley Stream Resident Works to Combat Cyberbullying

Valley Stream Resident Works to Combat Cyberbullying
June 7, 2021

With teens spending more time online amid COVID-19 than ever before, cyberbullying has become an epidemic. With the help, though, of Valley Stream resident, Lisa-Michelle Kucharz … Continue reading

Cyberbullying Task Force Bill S623 A2206 Passed in New York State

New York State Passes Bill to Create Cyberbullying Task Force
May 26, 2021

I’m thrilled to share that the bill to create a cyberbullying task force passed in the New York State Senate today and Assembly two weeks ago! Continue reading

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Taking a Break, Really
April 5, 2021

One of the most memorable moments of my career was when a supervisor of mine forced me to take a three-week vacation. At the time, the workaholic New Yorker in me could not fathom … Continue reading

Lisa-Michelle Kucharz Work From Home

Happy Work-From-Home Anniversary to Me
March 16, 2021

A year ago today, after my first COVID-19 test and order to quarantine, I began working from home. Several negative tests for the virus and for the antibodies later … Continue reading

Lisa-Michelle Kucharz Panelist on New York State Senate Roundtable on Cyberbullying

Coming Together to Diminish Cyberbullying
February 14, 2021

A year ago today, after my first COVID-19 test and On Thursday, February 11, 2021, New York State Senator Todd Kaminsky hosted a New York State Senate Roundtable on Cyberbullying … Continue reading

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