#Kindness

Mums As Leaders

Catherine Davies | Posted 30.01.2015 | 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 21.01.2015 | 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 18.01.2015 | 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 13.01.2015 | 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 07.01.2015 | 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 06.01.2015 | 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 31.12.2014 | 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 18.12.2014 | 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 03.12.2014 | 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 01.12.2014 | 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.

Extreme Self-Care: My Antidote to Depression

Katherine Baldwin | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katherine Baldwin

Extreme self-care for me involves evaluating every decision against the question, "Is this a loving thing to do?" and then making a radical choice to eliminate the things that don't make me feel good. Easier said than done, of course, but practice makes perfect.

Mindfulness and Kindness Are Good Medicine

David Mochel | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

I have been sitting in a hospital bed in an isolation room for the last five days... Being mindful allows me to notice thoughts and feelings as they arise - this is an incredible evolutionary ability of the human brain. Observing and accepting sensations and thoughts for what they are allows me the opportunity to pay attention to, and choose my responses based on, what is most important.

In Conclusion...

Lucy Frederick | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Comedy
Lucy Frederick

I did it! I did a whole month of shows at the Edinburgh Festival and I didn't die, kill anyone, have a nervous breakdown, get pregnant, get an STD, get punched in the face, eat a deep fried mars bar, get flu, succumb to exhaustion or sing at the karaoke!!

What These Total Strangers Did For A Grieving Father Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK

Never underestimate the kindness of strangers – as this grieving father found out for himself. Reddit user Steffel07 posted an image of his late...

Mindfulness and Compasssion Go Hand in Hand

Sharon Bull | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Bull

Across the world animals are being hunted and killed in vast numbers (some on the brink of extinction) by human hands and unlike animals that kill purely to survive, for most humans this is not the case.

The Gratitude Apple

Sharon Bull | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Bull

This is a true story and I am thrilled to share it with you, as not only is it significant in the telling of unconditional love, compassion and gratitude, but also in the synchronicities of life too.

Kindness: An International Value

Georgina Jones | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Jones

family and friends but also to unite strangers through a value that can be included in every aspect of life. Kind acts do not have to be newsworthy to involve a positive chain and this effect is often present in everyday kindness we see and do like helping a stranger carry their luggage upstairs.

Why This Couple Are Undertaking 50 Acts Of Random Kindness

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When someone shows you a little unexpected kindness - whether that be offering to help you with heavy bags or holding open a door - it puts a smile on...

Man Records Reactions Of People As He Pretends To Pass Out, Human Race Fails

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When filmmaker NorniTUBE decided to record the reactions of people on the street to two very differently dressed versions of himself, we thought so fa...

Why Loving Yourself Is as Important as Loving Others

Cheryl Rickman | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Cheryl Rickman

o be effective in your kindness, must you always put others' needs and feelings in front of your own? As parents and/or siblings and/or carers, we may often and should often do that. Yet isn't it important to take a more balanced approach?