#Kindness

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 02.12.2014 | 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 18.11.2014 | 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 10.11.2014 | 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?

The Random Acts of Kindness That Are Sweeping the World

Zion Lights | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zion Lights

Sometimes we need a bit of perspective and inspiration to shake off the winter blues, and there's certainly enough goodwill around to achieve it. I suspect that this goodwill extends far beyond the Christmas season every year, but that without high shopping sales and sentimental TV adverts to remind us of a wonderful human trait, many small acts of kindness go unnoticed.

A Friendly Reminder to Everyone About the People Who Serve You Every Day

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gabrielle Leimon

I've processed everything through the till as I was trained to do. I counted the change out twice. It is absolutely unknown to me what this man seems to be having a problem with and yet he decides to stand there, a heaving queue behind him, and mocks me for a further five minutes in a moment that was truly overwhelming. It's only my first day.

WATCH: The Science Of Kindness Explained

The Huffington Post UK | Patricia Doma | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Whether you're struggling with your shopping bags or you just need someone to give you a break, random acts of kindness can instantly turn a person's ...

My Friends Are Racists

Gina Lyons | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK
Gina Lyons

People don't mean any genuine harm, on anyone I would have to believe, but like mine, many working class families read The Sun newspaper and early on adopt a belief that all Muslims bomb people, that the country is overran with immigrants and that people on benefits are lazy *****.

Creating Memorable Moments for Hospice Patients

Jonathan Ellis | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK
Jonathan Ellis

While New Year's resolutions are still fresh, many of us have no doubt been looking at how we spend our time and how we can introduce positive changes this year. Time is precious for all of us, but this is especially true for people who are terminally ill. This affects individuals in different ways but many choose to embrace life as fully as possible and indeed are supported to do this by hospices across the country.

How Plausible Is a Good Person?

Ariane Sherine | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK
Ariane Sherine

"How plausible is a good atheist?" asked Christian Today last week. Given that most people in Britain are de facto atheists, living their lives with only a desultory nod to religion, the question might as well have been "How plausible is a good person?"

Twelve Days of Christmas De-Stress Tips

Jayne Morris | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Morris

Imagine waking up on Christmas morning with the same energy and excitement that you had as a child... I believe that this is something we can all experience, if we consciously make an effort to connect with a sense of inner peace amidst the surrounding chaos.

What Makes a Good Person?

Gina Lyons | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

I was in NYC recently and overheard a guy describe a girl he was seeing. He explained to his mate that she spoke five languages, was a medical student, had a good family and I swear he finished it off by saying she was also in the Peace Corps. it got me thinking about what people measure someone to be a good person