# 85: Love is Medicine (With Monique Gray Smith)

By Morgane Michael

This is KindSight 101, the podcast where you’ll hear from world renowned educational leaders about the mobilizing power of kindness. Together, by challenging our assumptions and venturing beyond the status quo in education, we can make a BIG impact...one small act at a time.

Monique Gray Smith is a mixed heritage woman of Cree, Lakota and Scottish ancestry and a proud Mom of fifteen year old twins. She is an award-winning, best-selling author and sought after consultant. Some of her books include: Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience, Speaking our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation, You Hold Me Up, What Fills My Heart with happiness, and Tilly and the Crazy Eights. Her books remind the reader of the power of the human spirit and that love is medicine. She is well known for her storytelling, spirit of generosity and focus on resilience. Listening to your intuition, being patient in allowing success to happen in a slow way, the power of gratitude, the gift of cookie people in our lives, and how to give a heartfelt territorial acknowledgement that doesn’t just “tick the box.” You can find Monique Gray Smith by typing her name in google.