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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.

A row of 9 people standing with their backs to the camera. They are all wearing black tops with the words Kindness in Biscuit Form printed on the back and are pointing over the shoulders to the words. They stand in front of The Biskery bakery building.

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 […]

4 members of Team Time for Kindness are smiling at the camera and standing in front of a whiteboard with stories of kindness written on it

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.

A selfie of Sarah smiling at the camera with the Women of the World festival stage behind her

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

Steph stands on top of a rock in Cornwall with her arms in the air and her blue walking stick is just visible lying at the foot of the rock

What if… we use our own experiences to support others

This month, Team TfK member Steph Oldham tells us her story of using her own experiences to support others who are going through tough times. It’s particularly exciting to share this story on #RandomActsofKindnessDay “What did you do before going to university?” This question is a familiar one to me. In 2020 I completed a

The words kindness matters in white letters on a pink rectangle sitting on a pale tiled floor

What if… we spotlight kindness and compassion?

The latest kindness guest blog comes from marketing professional, Pamela Ray, who gives us some inspiring stats about kindness and shares examples of how people really do choose kindness by volunteering for causes they care about. Imagine a world where your first thought is that people are kind, not consumed by power, wealth and status.

Sparkly stars and the words thank you written in gold sparkly text

Join the kindness mission

As 2022 draws to a close, I’d like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who has connected with me, liked and shared my content, posted comments and generally been supportive of me and my work this year. Hearing how much my mission to amplify kindness means to so many of you is really

The words kindness is a superpower spray painted onto a brick wall

What if… leaders bring in diverse perspectives?

In this month’s blog, guest writer James Gadsby Peet shares some steps that kind leaders can take to build trust in their teams and ensure diverse perspectives are included and valued. Great leaders are able to: All of these actions rely on being able to build trust between individuals. This is not limited to people

A wall with brightly coloured phrases related to the positivity of kindness painted all over it

Celebrating kindness superheroes

It’s 2 years since I started Time for Kindness. Despite being a short time compared to other things I’ve worked on, it is already up there on the list of things I am most pleased to have done. From the beginning my aim has been to highlight the kindness that I believe exists in the