Four Days of Hell

Sharon Bull | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK
Sharon Bull

So many times I have seen where charities, groups and movements fighting the same cause, wanting identical results refuse to pull together through differing opinions, politics and egos, but sadly, no matter what the issue, unless we can unite for what we are fighting for, world leaders and governments will always have the upper hand.

Kindness Doesn't Cost a Thing

Josie Scantlebury | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Josie Scantlebury

Growing up with a learning disability can make life difficult. Nine out of 10 children with a learning disability have been bullied at some point. It's time we put a stop to this. At the same time 1200 people with a learning disability are dying avoidably each year within the NHS. I really think that public attitudes towards people with a learning disability are behind this.

Happy Kindness Day!

Sandi Mann | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sandi Mann

In today's me me me society, we seem to have lost our way somewhat when it comes to kindness. Yet we are actually programmed to be kind because being nice gave us evolutionary advantages in that it is a process that encourages the exchange of resources within a group.

Self-Help Remembrance for Every Day

Lucy Unwin | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Unwin

As the paper poppies are unclipped and lost in a drawer for another year, and politicians and TV presenters are bare-lapelled once more, I feel a familiar sense of hollowness following this Remembrance Day.

One Driver's Kind Gesture Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Receiving a parking ticket can ruin a driver's day. So when one woman saw the car parked next to her had been stung, she paid the charge and left ...

To the Mama of a Highly Functioning Autistic Child

Reneé Davis | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Parents
Reneé Davis

Sometimes you feel like a fraud, because your autistic child is high functioning, and you question whether you even have the right to complain when other families have it so much worse.

Sharing the Love #Youaregreat

Lisa Regan | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

I made a rule to myself when I was 22 that when I heard anything nice, kind or positive being said about anyone I knew, I would always tell them.

No I Won't Accept It......

Dr Elizabeth Sparkes | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Elizabeth Sparkes

The definition of acceptance is to realise the reality of a situation and be at peace with it. When you break it down like this you can see it's not an over night flick of a switch. For example living with pain requires a level of kindness to oneself and an ability to be with things as they are to move on and carry on in life.

A Dog Needed a Job, Which Turned Into This International Tour

Liberty Forrest | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK
Liberty Forrest

(Photo of Toby courtesy of A. Wells Photography) I've always been fascinated by the way in which a brief moment, a chance meeting, or one person c...

What Is the Purpose of Education?

Frederika Roberts | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Politics
Frederika Roberts

What do you think the purpose of education is? If you agree things need to change, what will you do about it? Whether you're a headteacher or a class teacher, at any stage of education, whether you're a parent, or a pupil, you have the power to make a difference in the small daily deliberate actions you take.

An Adventure or an Inconvenience? What I Did When I Got Stranded

Tamar Broadbent | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Comedy
Tamar Broadbent

If you do get stranded, it will probably be fine. It's the North, not Neptune. And with Facebook nowadays, it's surprisingly easy to find a non-psycho semi-stranger's sofa to stay on.

Refugee Crisis: Kindness or Tear Gas - You Decide

Jacqueline Ward | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK
Jacqueline Ward

Globally, we said that we would never let displaced people be herded around Europe on trains, their faces pressed against razor wire and high fences. That we'd never again hurt people who, for whatever reason, had been marked as 'other'. On an individual level many people now don't seem so sure.

Celebrating Kindness - 100 Years of the WI

Rehanon Mackenzie | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rehanon Mackenzie

The WI is very much an atmosphere of growth. During the two years I've been a member we've learned such a variety of skills. We can now make cocktails from ice-cream, we've been taught what makes a great beer from a local independent brewery, how to make seed bombs and make an insect friendly garden...

Strangers Pay For Couple's Wedding After Groom Diagnosed With Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Laura and Steven Monks planned to save for three years in order to pay for their dream wedding. But those plans had to change when Steven, 35, was ...

Batman Impersonator Dies After Crash Sees Him Hit By His Batmobile

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK

A man who delighted thousands of children by impersonating Batman at hospitals and charity events has died after being hit by his own Batmobile. Le...

Woman's Kindness To Lonely Older Woman Finds Her A Friend For Life

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman has told of how she's found a new lunch friend for life by committing the simplest act of kindness. Brooke Ochoa from Texas was walking int...

How to Be a Beautiful Teenager

Amanda Elias | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Parents
Amanda Elias

I know you think I'm strict but I do it because I love you and it's my job to protect you, remember you can talk to me about anything, ANYTHING. I can't always promise to contain my initial anger if you've really messed up, but I promise to always listen and try and help.

Let Kindness Be the Inspiration

Sharon Bull | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Bull

It's not often you meet someone who inspires you, the way Carole Webb inspired me, but earlier this year I was privileged to meet this wonderful lady and all her animals - including Moonbeam, George, Blossom and Jack. Spending time at Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary confirmed to me, just how intelligent and gentle, farm animals are.

Help Find The 'Anonymous Legend' That Returned This Lost Wallet

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When Tom Watts arrived home after a holiday to Serbia, he realised he'd lost his wallet while at Luton airport. But much to his surprise, the walle...

Boy Who Can't Afford Books Begs Postal Worker For Junk Mail To Read, Gets Incredible Response

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A boy who read junk mail because he couldn't afford books has been left overwhelmed by the kindness of strangers. Mathew Flores, 12, approached hi...

Authentic Conversations

Donna Moulds | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Donna Moulds

Authentic conversations are easier to have than you may think. Its about knowing what you want to say without ego or anger. Its about knowing how you feel about the situation or the emotion you may be experiencing. Its not about being right and its not about making someone else feel bad.

Waiter Receives $1,000 Tip From Stranger Who Wants To Prove World Isn't A 'Negative Place'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A 19-year-old waiter has been left in shock after a kind-hearted customer left him a tip of $1,000 (£640). Brendan Motill had only just started hi...

Reflections of a Sentient Being

Stephen Fear | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK
Stephen Fear

I was terrified when the kidnappers pounced, my family ran screeching into the trees. My mum tried to free me but didn't know how. I wonder where she is now, was she caught too? My greatest hope is that she isn't chained to a post like me.

What You Give Is What You Get: Living Life By the Golden Rule

Kate Taylor | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Taylor

Think about the values you hold and the principles you live by; those things which are so important to you that if you get wronged it strikes you to the very core. For example, one of mine is consideration. It's up there alongside being heard and being treated with respect.

Why We Need to Reconsider How We Engage With Bereaved People

Leigh Kendall | Posted 05.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Leigh Kendall

Losing someone you love is difficult enough, living without someone you love is heartbreaking enough, living day by day is exhausting enough without the added frustrations and torments contributed by those who exclude and patronise those living with grief. The patronising comments and exclusion are usually unintended, I know. That knowledge does not make the sting any less, though.