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.

This Man's Kindness Experiment Will Give You All The Feels

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A kindhearted man who asked numerous strangers if he could help them with anything has melted hearts around the world. London-based maths tutor Jo...

The Footprints You Leave

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

But one thing we do know is that human beings are born with their respective world-lines unmarked just like blank canvasses. And as we go through life - interacting, growing and learning - others leave their footprints on that canvas of life, in the same way that we leave ours on others' canvasses.

Six-Year-Old Writes Heart-Breaking Letter To Obama Offering To House Syrian Ambulance Boy

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK

A little boy has written a heart-breaking letter to Barack Obama after being moved by the plight of the young Syrian child photographed in an ambulanc...

More Than 500 People Have Selflessly Donated A Kidney To Save A Stranger’s Life

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

More than 500 people have donated a kidney to save a stranger’s life over the past decade, according to a new report. Figures released by NHS Blood ...

How This Heartbreaking Photo Of An Elderly Man In Need Sparked £187k In Donations

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A fundraising appeal for an elderly man who sells ice lollies on the street to pay his wife’s medical bills has reached $249,141 (almost £187,000)....

The Passing Of A Warrior Woman

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Parents
Jacqueline Koay

This morning, I sat at my computer and cried. I had just read the passing of someone called Joyce Tan Siew Ling who lived in Malaysia. Now, I am not the type to mourn the passing of lives from this world to the next. After all, we are all here on borrowed time, and Death was the only thing that was ever promised to us at birth. It comes to us all sooner or later.

The Touching Reason This Waiter Received A $500 Tip For A Bottle Of Water

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A waiter who helped cheer up a grieving woman while out shopping has been repaid for his kindness with a mammoth tip. Kasey Simmons, 32, was off-duty ...

Man Offers Crying Stranger A Sunflower, Gets Overwhelming Response

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A man who gave a sunflower to a tearful stranger in a coffee shop has told of how the simple act has changed both of their lives. Danny Wakefield, wh...

Kindness Starts with Yourself

Robert Hutchinson | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Hutchinson

So I want more kindness in my life, where do I start? Well, counter-intuitively authentic kindness starts with being kind to yourself. Sure you can just go out and do good or volunteer but if you're judging yourself harshly or not forgiving yourself for past mistakes then any act of kindness will be conditional, the real incentive will be to make you feel better about yourself.

Ten Things Not to Say to a New Parent

Bridget McGrath | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Parents
Bridget McGrath

We've all been there. Utterly sleep deprived and walking around like a zombie fuelled on caffeine and cake. Well I'm not sure it's all of us really - I convinced myself I wasn't the only one to get through those months...

Kindness and Personal Responsibility

Ryan James Lock | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan James Lock

Lady Gaga and the Dali Lama recently gave a talk about the importance of kindness and personal responsibility recently and the response has been amazing.

Euro 2016: The Touching Moment A Portuguese Boy Consoled A Crying French Fan

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Parents

After France’s tense defeat in the Euros 2016 final, one little boy managed to brighten up a distraught fan’s evening. The emotional French footba...

It's Time for More Kindness!

Lucy Beresford | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Beresford

We all value kindness. Wherever we are in the world, kindness is a gesture that's understood and welcomed as part of our common humanity. And because the research shows that nearly all of us are kinder to others after someone is first kind to us, one random act of kindness has the potential to change the world. What kind gesture will you make today?

Paediatric Nurse Receives Donations From Past Patients To Help Sick Husband

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A paediatric nurse has received an influx of donations from the families of the children whose lives she helped save. Tracey Clohessey's husband Peter...

What We Have to Learn from Jo Cox's Tragic Death.

Elizabeth Wright | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK
Elizabeth Wright

Jo Cox's death on Thursday, along with the tragic mass shooting in Orlando, has been a wakeup call for all of us, in a world where its becoming increasingly apparent that violence is the accepted answer to someone who doesn't agree with you or isn't like you. When did this way of dealing with difference become the norm?

On Compassion

Ruby Wax | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

Why do we always need to find someone to blame for our discomfort in being alive? If I can figure out this 'c' thing I may be able to save the world or at least myself.

Hero of Harlem Beats Ayn Rand With Altruism

Jeremy Howick | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jeremy Howick

Evolutionary theory would be compatible with altruism if we could expect the same in return. One monkey picks the parasites from the back of his monkey friend, then his monkey friend returns the favor. But it is hard to see how the 'you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours' gene could ever gain dominance in the first place.

Mindfulness Is Not Enough

Kate Carne | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Carne

Recently, an old student got in touch. She had been on one of my earliest courses, and said she was struggling. Mindfulness had helped her in the past, but at the moment she was feeling terrible.

Kind Strangers Help Woman Raise £400K To Help Save Her Husband's Life

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

In what was probably the darkest week of her life, tens of thousands of strangers came together to help Kate Brandon raise almost half a million pound...

Schoolgirl Sheltering Stray Dog From Rain Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Two photos of a schoolgirl sheltering a stray dog from the rain have warmed hearts around the world after they were shared on social media. The images...

Mercedes Driver's Random Act Of Kindness Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When a Mercedes driver spotted a man in a high-vis jacket standing at the side of the road in the rain, he knew that he couldn't just sit there and do...

Revealed: The Kindest City In Britain

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Bristol has been named as the kindest city in Britain, in a new survey from Co-op Food. Belfast came second, with Aberdeen, Southampton and Cardiff al...

Sick of Sick Stories

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

A few months ago, I was the carer of someone with a complicated illness (my life effectively stopped for three months) but when I told the person about my illness, the immediate knee-jerk response was "I am sick of sick stories."

This Homeless Man Is About To Be Repaid For A Selfless Act Of Kindness

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK

A crowd-funder set up by a young woman after she was helped by a homeless man while stranded in late-night London smashed its target on Tuesday. Nicol...