#Kindness

Kindness Conquers All!

Lisa Palmer | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Palmer

When I ask new clients what they want in a partner, most of them say they want someone who's loyal, romantic, intelligent and cultured. These are all worthy attributes that are great to have - but actually, the key to a happy, long lasting relationship is kindness.

Random Acts Of Kindness Day, Or Week, Or Whatever...No Thanks

Alex Muller-Nicholson | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alex Muller-Nicholson

Having an allotted window in which we're meant to up our kindness efforts only makes us look at ourselves in a negative light and consider that we're 'not kind enough' already. It might not be said out loud, but it's implied. Surely we don't need another thing to criticise ourselves for?

Random Acts Of Kindness Day: 14 Small Gestures That Will Make Someone's Day

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Nowadays it’s so easy to get caught up in our own problems or glued to the news clutching our hair and shielding our eyes, that this year’s Random...

Do We Really Need Children's Mental Health Week?

Hayley Saunt | Posted 11.02.2017 | UK Parents
Hayley Saunt

Last week was #TimetoTalk Day. Mental Health Awareness Week is in May. In the autumn it's World Mental Health Day. Last year at school we used #WMHDay as an opportunity to raise money for mental health charities, talk about mental health and run a mindfulness taster session

Don't Go It Alone

Sheila Redfern | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Parents
Sheila Redfern

A problem shared is a problem halved. So goes the old adage. So why do so many of us find it so very difficult to confide in others about our difficulties? To tell other people that we might be feeling depressed, anxious, or even suicidal?

Finding The Time For Kindness

Catherine Roche | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Parents
Catherine Roche

Lives today just seem so busy - so many pressures, so many draws on our time. And in the midst of all this, the very idea of how to go about supporting your child's mental health through a challenging time can sound daunting.

Don't Take This Lying Down. No Man Is Worth That - Least Of All This POTUS

Soraya Moeng | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK
Soraya Moeng

There is no point trying to shield children from such derogatory and demeaning language and hate-filled invective - not when the leader of the free world thinks it's acceptable and it's therefore reported on every media outlet possible.

Guy Invites 89-Year-Old Neighbour To Live With Him, They Become Best Friends

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A 31-year-old has struck up an unlikely friendship with his 89-year-old neighbour after inviting her to move in with him. Actor Chris Salvatore has li...

I Used To Want To Be Famous

Stephen Bailey | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

I just got back from the local pub quiz with my friend Hannah and we came sixth!! That never happens to me - we won a vinyl that cost the quiz master 50p (they left the price on) and we also won a packet of ginger nut biscuits (which has been torture as I am doing the 5:2 diet and today is a two day, which means NO GINGER NUTS).

Where Trump's Parents Went Wrong

Toni Hargis | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Parents
Toni Hargis

Doesn't the phrase 'choose your battles' come to mind? You know, the one we use when dealing with tantrum-throwing toddlers and teenagers. His parents obviously forgot to drum that one into Donnie's little skull, and thus, my list of parenting misses committed by Mr. and Mrs.Trump - 

New Year, New You (Or Is It Me?)

Luke Cameron | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Cameron

The start of a new year is always one to reflect on what was. We are all guilty of spending the holidays celebrating the end of the year, eating way t...

Heroic 'Just Eat' Driver Delivers Lovely Surprise To Sick Customer

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A Just Eat delivery driver went above and beyond to deliver much-needed medication to a sick customer over the holidays. The customer had ordered food...

Empathy: What Our Dysfunctional World Needs

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Adnan Al-Daini

It is argued that empathy cannot be taught but could happen through our positive non-judgemental interaction with others. We need to listen and to imagine what it is like to be the other. It is always easier to interact with others if they belong to our group, and hence it is easy to empathise with them as they experience sufferings and hardships through life.

Appeal To Find Kind Stranger Who Bought Christmas Gifts For Woman Whose Card Declined

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A woman is appealing to find the generous stranger who paid for her Christmas shopping when her card was declined. Jemma was in Lush at the Trafford C...

Son Takes Mum On 20 Trips For The 20 Years She Spent Caring For His Dad

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

An appreciative son has taken his mum on 20 adventures to thank her for the 20 years she spent caring for his father. Barton Brooks, 45, and his part...

Thoughtful Note Left On Parked Car Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Nothing grinds our gears more than returning to the car only to find someone has parked super close, making it almost impossible to drive away. So wh...

Superficial

Stephen Bailey | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

Superficial is not just the name of Heidi Montag's flop debut single from 2010, but I've been wondering if this is something we are all inadvertently ...

Couple Pens Thoughtful Letter To Homeless 'Neighbour' Living In Tent

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A kindhearted couple have inspired thousands with their touching act towards a homeless person who they spotted near their home. Brandi Vee explained ...

Four Simple Positive Psychology Interventions That Could Change Your Life

Michael Carthy | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Carthy

Many people have a predisposed way of seeing the bad things in life. We could look to evolution for some of the reasons why we do this. Eg: it makes sense for our ancestor who lives in the wilderness to be keenly focused on what could be negative or dangerous in order to survive.

Trump War With Peace, Misery With Joy and #Trumphatewithlove

Kimberley Burbidge | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Politics
Kimberley Burbidge

If we all do something, anything, each and every day to show that hatred and division will never rule in our own lives, this mountain of small and arguably prosaic acts of humanity, cannot but inspire others to follow suit...and then, maybe then, Trump will be rendered impotent and will get back in his box.

Why We Must Lead By Example And Inspire Children To Be Kind To Others

Nicola J Rowley | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Parents
Nicola J Rowley

They would have kept their heads down, denied knowledge of the envelope's existence, and not reached out to help that person as I had done. But if we opt for the former, what is the message we're passing on to future generations?

Being Kind To Ourselves

Michelle Gant | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Parents
Michelle Gant

Just because we are utterly devoted mothers and fathers does not mean that we cannot still have our own lives, fulfil our own ambitions, enjoy our own interests - be us. Just because we have a host of pressing demands upon us, be it work or chores or family responsibilities, that doesn't mean that these should be the whole focus of our lives.

Seeds And My Magical Mum

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Parents
Jacqueline Koay

I thought about what my mum said all night. It is indeed corollary of human beings. We have a tough carapace that stops us growing. That carapace was probably necessary to protect us. It grows thicker with each successive hurt.

Amazing 97-Year-Old Walks Rescue Dogs Every Day

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A 97-year-old volunteer has captured hearts across the UK with her dedication to walking shelter dogs. Sally, who will be 98 in December, walks up to...

On Behalf Of 'My' Country, I'm Sorry Too

Gina Lyons | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK
Gina Lyons

To anyone thinking you are above this, that your life is worth more, that you don't want or need to help anyone in this world, I pity you. This is one world, just the one. And we're breaking it. Now, I know I can only talk for myself on this one. I know I don't have all the answers on what we can do to stop all this, but to to all the refugees in the world, I am sorry too.