Kindness Blog

This series of blogs is designed to spark ideas for building on the positive things that already happen. I’m always on the look-out for new writers, especially from under-represented groups who don’t always get a chance to have their voices heard. If you’ve got an idea for a blog? You can send us your Kindness blog idea.

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What if…. kindness is made a priority in primary education?

This month we hear from Anna Clark, Head of a junior school, about what happens when primary schools prioritise kindness. She shares how it benefits the children and the whole community. In 2020, the world as we know it changed. Up to this point, the key focus in primary education had very much been ensuring […]

A hand-drawn condolence card of 2 guinea pigs

What if… we help others going through tough times

This month I’m pleased to share with you a new guest blogger, Nicolette Evans. In this moving blog, she talks about her family’s grief at losing a much-loved pet and the kindness that helped them at a difficult time. Recently one of our guinea pigs had to be put down. It was a heart-breaking decision […]

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What if … communities embrace all migrants with kindness

In this latest guest blog I bring you a beautiful story of kindness, learning and welcoming. A huge thank you to communicator, Swati Joshi, for sharing her family’s uplifting story of migration as a positive experience. As a 1st generation Indian American, I was excited to watch @KamalaHarris sworn in as VP of the US. […]

Cartoon strip illustrating what it means to truly listen, 2 figures with one asking 'how are you', a speech bubble saying 'that must have been hard work', one person asking 'what can I do to help' and a speech bubble saying 'thank you'

What if… I demonstrate wise compassion?

This month’s guest blog comes from facilitator, author and founder of Inky Thinking, Tom Russell. As a leader of an organisation, he has spent a lot of time considering the importance of kindness and is able to demonstrate what that looks like with his team on a daily basis. Kindness in leadership is a subject […]

Akua and 2 of her fellow volunteers at the Netball World Cup

What if…we all take joy from being a volunteer

Following on from Volunteers Week 2021, it seemed only right to ask experienced volunteer, Akua Opong, to write this month’s guest blog. She shares with us the joy that she gets from her volunteering activities and the ways in which they benefit the organisations, herself and her employer. Read on and be inspired…. The Covid-19 […]

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What if… we create cycles of kindness on social media

This month I welcome social media guide, Alexis Bushnell, to the blog. She shares some wonderful insight into the power we all have to create feeds that will breed kindness and make us smile. What if I told you that you have more power to control what happens on social media than Mark Zuckerberg? I […]

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Who’s in the room?

A few weeks ago I finally got round to watching the Channel 4 drama, It’s a Sin. It depicts the lives of a group of friends living in London in the 1980s as the HIV/AIDS crisis developed and impacted them directly. As you might expect from a series written by Russell T Davies, it was […]

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What if… we all live our own truth?

I am incredibly lucky to be able to feature guest bloggers each month and to share new voices and perspectives. This month, therapist and business founder Sara-Louise Ackrill shares her thoughts on the benefits to us all when we live our truth instead of trying to hide our difference. As an autistic woman I mask […]

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What if… leaders prioritise kindness?

This month I am delighted to bring to you a ‘What If’ blog piece from communications manager, Nafisa Shafiq. She shares a personal experience of kindness from a manager and talks us through actions that leaders can take to prioritise kindness. It was 9.47 on Saturday morning when I heard my phone ring. I was […]

A person stands with arms outstretched in front of a moody night sky and a lit up heart shape of self-compassion

What if….you were your own inner ally?

Being kind has many elements to it. Showing kindness to others is an important aspect, as is treating yourself well. For this month’s ‘What If’ blog, I’m delighted to bring you this piece from Lucy Whitehall, a positive psychologist and coach who shares with us her personal story of self-compassion. Imagine if you will, that […]