Slowing down for the children

If we know all races and cultures have done wrongs to others, then why are we still pointing fingers in racial and cultural blame? This beautiful piece of human team effort sums it up well. Enjoy.
The sky is the limit if we can just slow down and stop going faster and faster, the speed and rush to blame and label so quickly is not helping any of us, especially our children’s tomorrows.
Vincent Dodd

More of the same will only get us more of the same


I just read a great post encouraging the importance of learning our history. There are many famous quotes out there, this one was from Howard Zinn. It brought me to a place of history in relation to the wellbeing of our youth’s future. Our ability to find the courage to accurately, honestly, and fearlessly look at our tragic human history is the key to our children’s tomorrows. Rewriting history to support one’s present beliefs, or to hide the mistakes of our race or culture, is not protecting the peace and productivity of our children’s future. But rather, it is denying them an opportunity to do better. Every race and culture have perpetrated wrongs onto others, and even onto themselves. Which means it is time to stop pointing fingers in blame, admit we have all created problems for ourselves and others, then to learn, and then do better. What is our other choice? Because more of the same is only going to get us more of the same. 

I know I don’t want more of the same for the children’s tomorrows,  

Vincent Dodd

The potential power of love and its destruction

I just read several beautiful Facebook postings on love. This was my reply to one of them: Love is also the key to our personal peace, our health, and the safety and stability of our children’s tomorrows. But it is our love of ego, self-righteousness, money, our addictions, and power that will accelerate the destruction of love’s goodness. Thank you for such beautiful and important posts on the greatest key known to humans. Yes, Love.

I want to expand on the thank you I just posted to Facebook to all the people that message me to thank me for my post. So much positive feedback encourages me to push past my fears and continue to post. It takes courage, because I write to remind us, we are only human and accepting that faulted position brings us much peace and room for improvement. But, many do not like to accept their humanness. The internet is filled with harsh and negative replies to statements that courageously admit one’s limitations as a human, whether a mistake or an opinion we disagree with. Yet at the same time, I believe accepting our humanness is one of the golden keys to decreasing our escalating numbers of depression, anxiety, addiction, suicide attempts, and suicides since the turn into this century. Closely followed by remembering the current trend of believing we don’t need each other is unfortunately unraveling us as individuals, and a society. Our world, and days, are filled with both hard, exciting, painful, and goodness. The trouble is the hard sticks, and the goodness is often overshadowed by the hard. We get angry and frustrated with the hard, which includes the inconsiderate and the usual day to day bumps. Yet, that is the key to helping life calm. Day to day bumps occur, every day, and most of them we handle well. Yet for some reason we want them all to go away, but they won’t. Balance is a Universal law, bumps will occur, and so will goodness. My personal moment to moment goal, that has seemed to bring me greater peace and appreciation of the goodness: Is to stop hoping or expecting the hard not to occur, handling it with more grace at the moment, commit a little prevention towards tomorrow, and not taking all the goodness that occurs between the period hard for granted. So instead of spending my day thinking about the poor customer service I received, I spend the day thinking about the person that slowed in heavy traffic to let me move into their lane. All of this is the reason I started The Yandle, John D., Sheehan, and Daigle Foundation. The responses I receive have about the same ratio of hard to goodness as life. 95% tell me “Please keep going, this is so needed, more than ever now.” However, 5% tell me, “I don’t get it, what are you trying to do?” Or “You will fail, no one cares to support goodness anymore.” So, thank you all for continuing to encourage and thank me, you are the 95% goodness that I know is out there. I wish you peace in your thoughts, heart, and action. Life is teamwork, v

We have more control of the bad than we give ourselves credit for.

   In reference to bad things happening, I hear the term, “It is what it is,” often said in forced acceptance. Yes, it is often a true statement, everything in the past “is what it is.” Yet to limit a bad situation’s potential to enrich or grow from that bad situation is a missed opportunity for less bad tomorrow. Difficult painful situations, just like joy, depression, happiness, anxiety, elation, anger, or ecstasy, are the inescapable balance of many days of our life. 

     However, “It is what it is,” can become less frequent and less intense if we follow it with, “But it can become more of what we think and act towards.” Let us not ever give up our free will and choice to steer a percentage of our life towards more ease and goodness. 

   Although we can never fully control a percentage of the naturally occurring difficult or even tragedy that will happen to each of us, or those we care about, yet we can have more control. You are worth spending a little of your energy to have an easier life.  

     New directions bring new. Trust yourself to explore both the ups and the downs of your days, it only helps us grow and walk on easier. 


Vincent Dodd  

Founder of the Yandle, John D., Sheehan, and Daigle Foundation 

Also known as The Human Bonding Foundation

You can help decrease school shootings, anxiety, depression, addiction, and suicide.

Thank you all for the magnificent positive response to my May 25th posting on my personal FB page. I will repost it below.  I especially thank those of you who told me adding these small giving actions into their days and hours has helped them see the bigger picture of the cause and effect of our positive or negative actions towards others. But above all I’m knocked over moved by how many told me these minimal actions, that require so little effort, have helped them to feel more alive and hopeful. That is the level of actions and self honesty that can help change our tight, judgmental, angry, and tense world into a softer and more caring place for ourselves and our children. You do make a difference, and it is how we not only stay alive but feel more alive. The May 25th posting….


May peace joy and laughter also overflow your day,

It’s sad and tiring that there is still so much hate when

we are all so filled with weaknesses, mistakes, and

imperfections. We are all capable of sometimes being

part of the problem, but we are also all daily capable of

being a part of the solution. Empower yourself to

spread goodness, that is how we stop school

shootings. People who are loved, encouraged, and

supported for their unique and normal imperfect

humanness do not want to randomly hurt others.

Please, slow down to let someone in your lane, smile to

a stranger, ask someone how they are and then listen,

and hug your children more. We are capable of helping

people not only stay alive but to feel alive.

I wish you ALL, every race, culture, gender, sexuality,

and religion, some level of peace in your heads and

hearts while we recover, grieve, and heal, not only from

yesterday but also as we heal our tomorrows.

Vincent Dodd

Founder of The Human Bonding Foundation

Bonding Humans Together


A stage full of talent, including Prince and Tom Petty who have died but will not be forgotten. I thought some of you might enjoy this break from our busy lives as much as I did. Musicians and their music have been bonding us humans in unity for an exceptionally long time. 

Thank you to the musicians of the world, for the international, cultural, and racial collaboration that has proven we do better when we work together to blend our ideas and help each other accomplish, 

Vincent Dodd 

Founder, The Human Bonding Foundation 

Because we are stronger together,

Less trouble and a great song!


I will trust you with an obscure little go-to song of mine. I’ll listen to it when I need core reassurance that I am not alone when experiencing the normal daily stressors on a more frequent or intense level than any of us care to experience. I am referring to the beautiful song  “Trouble” by Yusuf Islam, previously known as Cat Stevens. It was first released on his album Mona Bone Jakon in 1970. His music has always moved me to accept my humanness and to help me realize we are all in this together. I hope you will take a break from your day’s hustle to find and enjoy the song. I’ll warn you; it is a moving grounding.  

Vincent Dodd 

Founder, The Human Bonding Foundation


From the inside out, making life easier.


Good early morning!

I can’t thank you all enough for the support you have given the Human Bonding Foundation’s missions. Especially your appreciation of the different angle of April Fool’s Day post was a boost. I needed that, it’s scary to go off the beaten path and create a new, wider, and more peaceful trail. I too enjoy accepting my inner fool, then to have so many tell me I am not a fool for starting such a needed Foundation is what the foundation is about. Life is teamwork, thank you for being my teammate.

Thank you for your donations and support, lifting a project off the ground is hard enough, it is even harder when that project is to reunite a fragmented society to strengthen both the community and the individuals. Always take care of your basic required healthy needs first, and know that is self-care not selfishness, enjoy. Then know that we need each other, and we do better when we are encouraged and supported. Reach out to someone today, extend yourself to another if it feels safe and right, then allow yourself to feel true pride for your positive contribution to another. That is how it also becomes self-rewarding.

Don’t forget to look up, we know where the ground is,

Vincent Dodd

I am learning!

Thank you for visiting The Human Bonding Foundation.  We started to help with the rapid social unraveling that is occurring in these stressful times. I first looked at the problems that have been escalating over the past 20 years such as addiction, anxiety, suicide, depression, and social discord. I then researched their many causes, and how to work to negate those negative influences to rebuild both our individual and our communities’ feelings of connection, self-worth, support, and well-being.

I am not savvy with technology or social media, but I beginning to learn.  Please show me patience while I build my skills, these areas are not the more developed parts of my brain. The more developed parts are the humanistic areas, and that is why I have started this Foundation.

Please visit our website at to see the bigger picture of The Human Bonding Foundation, also known as The Yandle, John D., Sheehan, and Daigle Foundation. Many websites are snapshots, our website is the big picture, because we are taking on a big picture issue. I believe in the goodness within us, and I believe each of us has the ability to make a positive contributing difference. When we extend ourselves by accomplishing a positive action, small or large, active of passive, we have just helped ourselves and others, a win-win situation.  Please help me by first taking great healthy care of yourself, and then extending yourself to others in ways you feel are appropriate and right for you.

Thank you,
Vincent Dodd