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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’d like to write for Time for Kindness, send me your kindness blog idea.

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What if… leaders show the love?

This month I’m delighted to share a guest blog from Kamala Katbamna founder of Chirp, an award-winning leadership catalyst. She shares with us her thoughts and experience of the kindness that results when leaders choose to show love and what that means in practice. The other day a client asked me to define how I […]

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Using kindness to cope with down times

The end of the year seems to split people into 2 groups with different ways to cope as we head through autumn and into winter. Some people love the shorter days and darker evenings, loving the whole hygge vibe, snuggly jumpers and hot chocolate. Others find the shorter daylight hours and colder weather put them […]

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Create true inclusion to be kind

National Inclusion Week runs from 25th September to 1st October. It’s all about making an impact by including everyone, particularly in workplaces. I first wrote a version of this blog for my monthly kindness column in my local paper and it seemed appropriate to update it for this week. One way to be kind is […]

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What if… we link kindness and gratitude for the good of our health

My guest blog this month comes from Simon Gamewell, Content Producer at TAP – Thank And Praise. TAP is a social thanking platform that aims to improve the wellbeing of those working in education, healthcare and social care by sharing stories of thanks and gratitude. In his blog Simon explains how linking kindness and gratitude […]

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What if… accessibility and inclusion are at the heart of your communications

I’m delighted that my guest this month is Holly Tuke, a disability blogger, freelance writer and charity comms professional. She shares with us how the kindness of accessible communications makes her feel, as a person living with a visual impairment. She also provides some top tips for resources to help you make your comms as […]

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What if… we use our businesses to spread kindness

This month’s guest blog is likely to make us all feel peckish! I’m delighted to welcome Lisa Shepherd, Co-Founder and Director of The Biskery, a bakery that is “spreading kindness one biscuit at a time”. Lisa shares with us their story of a campaign that started during the pandemic and has become a weekly celebration […]

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3 lessons from talking about kindness

After Team Time for Kindness took part in the University of Reading Community Festival last month, I reflected on how joyful the experience was. We spent all day talking to festival visitors about kindness. In total we collected about 50 stories and drawings. There were 3 things that came through as clear lessons: Read more […]

Exercising your kindness muscle

It can be all too easy to fall into the habit of only noticing the negative, but you can build up your kindness muscle instead.

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5 learnings from the Women of the World Festival

This year I treated myself to a ticket to the Women of the World Festival in London. This annual event has been running since 2010 when the first festival took place at the Southbank Centre in London. Since then, WOW Festivals celebrating women and girls, and taking a frank look at the obstacles they face, […]

the stage at the Music and Drama Education Awards 2023 with Di's photo and name on the screen under text reading "instrumental or vocal teacher of the year. Finalist." A man stands at a podium to the side making an announcement

Celebrating kind women

In recognition of International Women’s Day on 8th March, I decided to write about 5 women that I admire for their kindness. Of course, there are many more kind women in the world (in my world and the wider world) and this list is just to get the conversation started. I’d love to hear from […]