Is Kindness a Necessary Component of Happiness?

Is Kindness a Necessary Component of Happiness?

Kindness wasn’t part of my dissertation that I completed recently as part of my degree in Applied Positive Psychology. The dissertation focused on people who had divorced over the age of 50 and had rebuilt their lives through social groups. The focus was on...
The Gift of Kindness

The Gift of Kindness

Early Lessons ‘Be kind’ was one of the first messages or lessons taught to me growing up. In fact, it was and remains one of the most important values taught to me as a small child. When reflecting on my childhood, both at home and school, all around me were messages...
The Ripple Effect of Kindness

The Ripple Effect of Kindness

When I was in my late teens I worked in a factory just outside of Birmingham. I can clearly remember a cartoon one of my work mates had pinned on his locker. There were four captions, the first showed a boss yelling and wagging his finger at a worker. The next caption...
Try Kindness, It’s Fun

Try Kindness, It’s Fun

It really isn’t that hard to be kind. Yet, I see people struggling to put a smile on their faces. I understand that everyone has struggles and sometimes they are experiencing grief, sadness, and a heaviness of weighted burden in their lives. What I want to say here is...
Be Kind – Feel Great!

Be Kind – Feel Great!

Being kind makes us feel great. There is a mountain of research that outlines the benefits of performing acts of kindness. It improves our physical as well as our psychological health, so with anxiety and depression at an all-time high could kindness be the perfect...
Why Random acts of Kindness Matter

Why Random acts of Kindness Matter

We have all most likely seen newsfeeds, and clips on social media of people performing random acts of kindness. The definition of a random act of kindness or RAOK is a selfless act performed by kind people to either help or cheer up a random stranger for no other...