Why Kindness Is Crucial

Lucy Beresford | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Beresford

In the wake of the tragic fire at Grenfell Towers, many questions have been asked about safety, fire escape procedure, fire-resistant cladding and the...

Humanity Beats Cruelty Every Time: How Committing To Kindness To Yourself Can Change The World

Anna Pinkerton | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Pinkerton

Whilst we see unpredictable and unfathomable terror around, we often wonder 'What can we do to help'. Well you are a greater change agent than you think. Cruelty is contagious, but Kindness is contagious too, SO which do you choose?

These Women Are Organising Free Holidays For Grenfell Tower Victims And Emergency Services

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Members of the public are offering free holidays to those who lost their homes in the Grenfell Tower fire, as well as members of the emergency service...

Five Tips For National Carers Week

Alison Murdoch | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK
Alison Murdoch

"Whenever possible be kind. It is always possible," says The Dalai Lama. When life is at its most unfamiliar, depressing or frightening for your family and friends, please don't back away - it's when they need you most.

Why We Should Include People

Izzy McRae | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Izzy McRae

I guess the only thing we can do is recognise that we're overly sensitive when it comes to getting excluded, and try not to take it too personally. I remind myself of all the people in my life who have gone out of their way to make me feel loved and valued.

Last Night I Went To Bed Terrified, This Morning I Woke Up Proud

Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.06.2017 | UK
Natasha Hinde

When I woke up this morning, I discovered that seven people had died and 42 were injured - some with life-threatening injuries. There aren't really any words to describe how I felt at that moment. Numb, I guess? But then something changed.

10 Acts Of Kindness And Bravery Shining Bright Through The London Bridge Terror Attack

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK

Horrifying scenes unfolded in the capital on Saturday night when a van ploughed into pedestrians on London Bridge, followed by multiple stabbings in n...

Being Nice Isn't Always Easy

Luke Cameron | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Cameron

See, we can choose to live our life two ways; helping ourselves up, or helping others up first. You might not get to the top as quickly as you had hoped by not climbing on others to get there, but when the struggle to the top gets harder, it's those very people above you, that are leaning down with a helping hand.

Look For The Helpers

Ruth Drake | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Parents
Ruth Drake

This is the message we must carry forward with us in the wake of this awful attack. As we as a family have come to know, there really is so much love and kindness in the world, sometimes you just need to open your eyes a little wider to see it.

Young People Inspire Me Each Day - Our Future Leaders

Tina McGuff | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Parents
Tina McGuff

I covered self-esteem, self-awareness, mental fitness, being non-judgmental, resilience, compassion and the power of positivity and the impact of how having all of this can help you through some challenging times in life you may or may not face.

Why I Have Cried Over The Kindness Of Strangers

Ruth Drake | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Parents
Ruth Drake

Lately I may have been guilty of focusing on negative reactions to my daughter, Elin, who has Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy. Although I feel strongly that it's important for me to write about these reactions for a myriad of reasons, it's equally important for me to redress the balance.

When Money, Status And Power Don't Equal Success

Neel Dhesi | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Neel Dhesi

What isn't remembered or talked about is how much money we made, how big our house was, what car we drove, how successful we were in our career, or anything else acquired through money, status and power, and yet many of us spend a disproportionate amount of our time and effort trying to "succeed" at these things.

13 Reasons Why Kindness Counts

Melody Pourmoradi | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Melody Pourmoradi

What I am however suggesting is that in a world that is at times incubated by fear, that we do our part to spread love and light. Tiny ripples can become giant waves that dissolve the boundaries that we have unwillingly placed upon ourselves and on others. 

The Commonality Of Kindness

Max Harvey | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Max Harvey

You'll have heard the story by now. On Sunday, an Englishman was helped out of a tight spot by a Welshman. I like to think there's a certain poetic quality to having the 'dragon' being the good guy on St George's Day, but this is not a tale of nationality, but one of sportsmanship and human kindness

Couple Leaves Waitress $400 Tip, Then Offers To Pay Off Her Student Loan

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A waitress was blown away when a couple left her an extremely generous tip, then came back to offer her financial help with her university fees and de...

Student's Sweet Birthday Gifts To Grieving Friends Who've Both Lost A Parent Leaves Everyone In Tears

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Vanessa Mendoza and Norma Bates have both had a tough couple of years, having both lost one of their parents. In May 2015, Bates’ mum died from canc...

The Invasion Of The Baby Bumps

Sharron Phillips | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sharron Phillips

I was having problems following a miscarriage and watching those pregnant bellies was an ice pick to my heart. I kept my head down, making little eye contact. I sat silent tears falling onto my lap.

Grandad Secretly Raises Kittens From His Garden Shed Against Wife's Wishes

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

An 85-year-old man is melting hearts everywhere after his deepest, darkest (and most adorable) secret was exposed. Unbeknown to his wife, animal-lover...

Touching Moment Kind Half-Marathon Runners Help Exhausted Woman Finish Race

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The touching moment three half-marathon runners helped another runner cross the finishing line has been captured on film. Bryan Crnkovic was running t...

E Is For Ed (An A-Z Index Of Bad Dates, Exes & Aubergine Emojis)

Stephen Bailey | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

I've been away from the ol' bloggage for a couple of weeks now. My anxiety (see previous posts) has been through the roof. Some days it has taken me u...

Kind-Hearted Stranger Pays For Elderly Woman's Shopping After Her Card Was Declined

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A good samaritan has been applauded by people around the world for paying for an elderly woman’s shopping when her card was declined. Ryan O’Donne...

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?

National Kindness Day: 14 Small Gestures That Will Make Someone's Day

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 20.04.2017 | 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 Nation...

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