#Kindness

Adorable 5-Year-Old Sets Up Lemonade Stand, Raises $25K For Disabled Brother

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A kindhearted five-year-old girl from Toronto has touched the hearts of many after raising $25,000 for her disabled brother. Na'ama Uzan set up a l...

What Kind of Happiness Are You Seeking?

His Holiness Karmapa Thaye Dorje | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
His Holiness Karmapa Thaye Dorje

How much do we really know about happiness? From a Buddhist perspective, all sentient beings, including animals, seek happiness. We have a subconscious instinct to seek happiness - even though many of us don't have a clear idea what it is, or how to achieve it...

To the Bouncer That Shocked Me to Tears...

Jen Grieves | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jen Grieves

I'm upset that you got to me; but you did. I can't say I remember encountering anyone who has ever made me feel like my condition was an inconvenience to their life. And who has such a right? Yet you somehow managed it, and very quickly too.

It's Cool to Be Kind: How Being Nice Finally Found Favour

Christobel Hastings | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Christobel Hastings

It's cool to be kind. And before you say it, this isn't the latest fad that's washed in with Scandi-chic, hipster beanies or a side-order of quinoa.

How Strangers Gave This Mother With Terminal Cancer A Wedding To Remember

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A grandmother with terminal cancer has been left overwhelmed by the kindness of strangers, after they rallied together to give her the wedding of her ...

A Compassionate Voice

Sharon Bull | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Bull

I lost my job as a top sales executive with a British brand leader, my company car, wardrobe of designer clothes and shoes, credit cards, my home and consequently my self-respect, because I placed all this material stuff above everything else.

Why One Man Offered £50k Of Surgery To Acid Attack Survivors

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Women left disfigured by horrific acid attacks have undergone specialist surgery, free of charge, by a British plastic surgeon. Asim Shahmalak has...

Community Responds To Autistic Boy's Birthday Party Heartbreak In Most Touching Way

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When the day of Glenn Buratti's birthday party came and not one of his 16 school friends turned up, the six-year-old was distraught. Glenn, who suf...

Women In Business: How This Private Members' Club Is Helping The Homeless Get Back On Track

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

From the word go, you know Sandra Schembri means business. Behind her infectious laugh and assertive tone, there's a woman underneath who knows wha...

Why This Woman Set Up A Kindness Initiative To Help Strangers In Need

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In a country where food banks are a necessity for thousands and the poverty gap is ever-widening, it can be easy for those who need an occasional help...

Mums As Leaders

Catherine Davies | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Davies

All women want to be a great mum. Maybe a perfect mum? I did. I think my mum friends did. I definitely wanted to do things The Right Way and not The Wrong Way. Who would argue with that?

It's Time We Start Being Kinder to Ourselves

Amber Bell | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amber Bell

Most of us can probably pinpoint the moment we stepped out of the blissfully unaware bubble to the self deprecating one. When nothing we do is quite good enough; when we struggle to celebrate our successes, constantly craving more.

Women: It's Time to Stop Judging One Another

Rachel Thompson | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Thompson

Women are not just unkind to themselves in this quest for perfection; they can also be extremely unkind to other women. This unkindness comes in many guises; in passive aggression; in bitching; in judgement; and in straight-up nastiness.

The Judge, Jury and I

Kamontip Evans | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

It's too easy to judge prematurely. Often we don't bother to find out why others do what they do. Judge them unfavorably and we get irritated, angry, annoyed; judge them favorably and we distort the reality to fit with our preference.

Learning to Be Kind to Me

Ruby Wax | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ruby Wax

I've decided, in the deluded spirit of making resolutions in the new year, to try and change an aspect of my lifestyle; I'm going to dip my toe in the water of an attempt to be kind to myself. My problem is I can't tell when I'm being nice to myself and when am I just being a lazy pig, so I never stop with the self-flagellation to keep going. If I thought about what's the greatest thing I could do for myself, I'd tell you it was 'to never have to get out of bed'. I'm my happiest when I have a virus and have an excuse to lie there without the nagging mother in my brain screaming, "Get your ass up and out".

Be the Change in 2015

Sharon Bull | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Bull

We may never get everything we want from life, we may not always get everyone to see our point of view, but if we can be the change we want to see in the world, if we take positive steps in our lives towards this, then others will be inspired to follow!

Stressed Out, Anxious? How To Be Happy In 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Preskey | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We know that the concept of happiness is relative - if there was a one-size-fits-all quick fix to make us feel good then you wouldn't be reading this....

Ditch the Diet in 2015! Make a More Meaningful New Year Resolution instead

Kathryn Lovewell | Posted 01.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Lovewell

The more you insist on removing, taking away and forbidding, the more your body and mind will crave whatever you have confiscated. You will want it more (and more and more and more.) This will not create a harmonious relationship between your heart and body.

Student Raises Thousands For Homeless Man Who Offered His Last £3 So She Could Get Home Safe

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Update: Dominique has since raised more than £30,000 for Robbie A student is living on the streets for 24 hours in order to raise money for a ho...

The Importance of Giving Back: Why We Need to Help Others More

Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Hinde

Since moving to London from a small town in the Midlands I've really noticed the levels which people go to in order to avoid helping one another. I've noticed how detached everyone is, how wrapped up in their own lives they are and how nothing can stop them in their tracks as they get from A to B.

Compassion and Kindness

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

Compassion is a funny thing isn't it? Human emotions are complicated and difficult to understand; sometimes we can barely understand ourselves, let alone others. Motivations and reasons behind our actions and behaviours and responses can intersect, and finding the true root of a problem can seem impossible at times. Often, it isn't the answer we expect.

Leaning Towards Kindness

Sheila Bayliss | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sheila Bayliss

This year I plan to honour the memory of my lost loved ones by dedicating the whole month of December to kindness. In fact, from this point on, Christmas may even be known as 'Kindmas' in our house.

Natasha Hinde

Telford Community Store Is A Charity Shop, Food Bank And Advice Bureau All Under One Roof

HuffingtonPost.com | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When I was five, my mum had to rely on food handouts from family and friends to keep us going. I only found out at the end of last year – I’d b...

Poorna Bell

How Can Being Kinder To People Help With Loneliness?

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Kindness is one of the top traits we look for when we get into a relationship, but it doesn’t just have to be about when we’re loved up. It i...

The Warmest Day of Winter: Kindness Day!

Georgina Jones | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Jones

This year, on the Kindness UK website, I have pledged one of the kind acts that I will do for Kindness Day. I'm going to visit a nursing home armed with goodies to give to the residents and I will spend time chatting to them.