#kindnessmatters

A photograph of beautiful white and pink blossom against the background of a bright blue sky

What if… we prioritise kindness to self?

Today is World Mental Health Day. So I am delighted to bring to you this guest blog written by Sarah Tite, Director of Fundraising and Communications at the Mental Health Foundation. In it she shares a difficult time she experienced and how being kind to herself helped her to move forward. At the heart of […]

Sarah sitting on a balcony with a lake in the background and wearing a black hoodie with the words kindness matters on the front

Being kind to myself

I’m focusing on being kind to myself today – well, it is my birthday 🎂🥳 ❤ Wearing my fabulous new hoodie from @kindshop.co.uk ❤ Pretty & sparkly new nails from @izzybnails ❤ Starting a new painting after an art mentoring session with @jane_beinart_artist I’ve also been for tea and cake with one of my sisters and had toasted […]

A group of primary education aged children standing in a circle and holding up a rainbow coloured parachute

Education focus

Did you know that kindness is on the curriculum for schools in England? I didn’t, so I was delighted to find out that it is. Apparently it’s expressed differently at different key stages, to make it age appropriate. We hear a lot about the unkind aspects of education, so I’d love the balance to be […]

A photo of a Yorkshire welcome afternoon tea of sandwiches, scones and a cake set on a red and white tablecloth

Holiday welcome

Check out this amazing welcome gift that my sister and her partner received on arrival at their holiday cottage at the weekend. It is making my mouth water! As my sis said, “Been to a lot of cottages over the years…never had such an impressive welcome…full blown afternoon tea “ This kind gift made the […]

My thank you gift of a bright green frog toy sitting on top of the book Eat That Frog written by Brian Tracy

A thank you frog

Saying thank you to someone who has contributed to your work is a quick and easy show of kindness. I recently helped out my freelance colleague and friend, Katie Duckworth, who runs the Leaders Who Brunch networking group. She was running a session on how we can all access our inner creativity to help find […]

A pink square with the words of the LI connection request written in this post

LI connection request

I was struck by the kindness in a LinkedIn connection request I received today. Kind words about what this person likes about my work and enthusiasm about how that could connect us. “I wanted to connect as your approach resonates with me 🙂 I occasionally get contacted about internal-facing comms projects and it’s great to […]