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Tony Bennett is the only living three-time winner of the Henry Iba Award for national coach of the year. A Wisconsin native, Tony took over as the head men’s basketball coach at the University of Virginia in 2009 and set the goal of building “a program that lasts.” Originally inheriting a 10-win team, his Virginia… Read More
You might say Children’s Author, Antoinette Clark thinks kindness is the bees knees. In her new book, Kindness Matters, the stars of the show are four bees that are focused on being kind to each other and the environment. Antoinette joins me along with bee keeper, Dr. Dan Holt, to talk about what we can… Read More
There are really exciting things happening in the world of kindness research. UCLA recently established the Bedari Kindness Institute, where experts will work on promoting a more humane world and exploring how and why being nice to others reduces depression and the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. In this episode of The Kindness Podcast,… Read More
https://ohio.streamguys1.com/TheKindnessPodcast/mp3/091RebeccaAndJulie.mp3 Rebecca Williams, PhD and Julie Kraft, MA have been writing together for more than ten years about how to use mindfulness skills and self compassion to enhance recovery from addictions. Their most recent book is called The Gift of Recovery: 52 Mindful Ways to Live Joyfully Beyond Addiction. Learn more about their work at… Read More
Known as America’s Leading Midlife Dating & Relationship Coach, Jonathon Aslay is a defender and protector of women’s hearts around the world. He helps women transform from attracting Mr. Wrong into finding their Mr. Right. But Jonathon’s advice isn’t just for the single. His book What the Heck is Self Love Anyway makes the case… Read More
In 2012, Missy Heilman had a vision to create a positive, inclusive (non-competitive) program where girls could be themselves. Out of this dream, BIO Girls was born. The program builds the self-esteem of adolescent girls through empowerment of self and service to others. In just eight years, Missy’s leadership has helped BIO Girls grow from… Read More
Konrad Kucharski is on a mission to make compassion cool again. After selling off his tech start-up company and moving from Chicago to NYC, Konrad rediscovered his passion for kindness. Through his Instagram account and his penchant for starting chain reactions in coffee shops, Konrad is proving kindness is contagious. Check him out at https://www.instagram.com/kindkonrad/,… Read More
Patrick Kirby is the Founder of Do Good Better Consulting and a believer that “we’ve always done it this way” is the most dangerous phrase in the English language. Patrick has spent over a decade working in nearly every capacity in the nonprofit industry, for organizations of all shapes and sizes, and strives to… Read More
The world can be a tricky place to navigate for adults and for kids. Children’s author, Wendy Gilhula is using a special little animal to help kids learn concepts like bravery, love and kindness. Check out her Pika Bunny series at https://www.wendygilhula.com, follow Pika’s adventures on Instagram @PikaBunnySays, and download the free Pika Bunny Kindness… Read More
Since 2014, more than 500 million people have been inspired by the positive news and uplifting content of the Inspire More website and daily newsletter. Through the power of this positive content and the vast reach of the Inspire More community, they’ve donated more than $100,000 to charities in the last 4 years. Nicole talks… Read More
Natalie Silverstein is an author, volunteer and passionate advocate for family service. Her most recent book, Simple Acts: The Busy Family’s Guide to Giving Back was recently named one of the top “Ten Books for Parents Who Want to Raise Kind Kids” by the Huffington Post!
At age 31, about to achieve his dream of becoming an orthopedic surgeon to elite athletes, Herman Williams experienced a life-changing event that left him depressed and disabled. With the love and support of family, friends and mentors, Williams reinvented himself – and created a deeply fulfilling life and career that helps more people than… Read More
Today, I’m talking to Andy Smallman about the ripples of kindness and the secret meaning behind the number 143! Read about his poetry project on https://page143.org and check out his other kindness endeavors at https://kindnessandy.com.
Sharon Kirkpatrick’s life was forever changed when she lost her 20 year old son, Drew. In honor of Drew, she started the nonprofit Smiles From Drew, where she raises money to pay for kids to play and participate in extracurricular activities. Learn more about Smiles From Drew at www.smilesfromdrew.org!
Orly Wahba, is what I would call a kindness rockstar. She is the founder/CEO of Life Vest Inside, Director/Author of the viral video, Kindness Boomerang, and she is CEO of Kindness USA. Orly has worked with teens around the world to provide a helping hand for those who need it most. Learn more about Orly… Read More
Michael J. Chase, author of “Am I Being Kind,” says one simple question can change your life … and your world. We talk about how living from the heart plays an important part in healing our lives and our planet. Learn more about Michael by visiting www.michaeljchase.com!
Lauren Paul and Molly Thompson are all about the Kind Campaign, a multi-platform movement that has transformed hundreds of thousands of lives, friendships, classrooms and communities around the world. They decided to create change by giving girls an opportunity to speak out about the universal experience of bullying. Learn more about the Kind Campaign on… Read More
Laurie Gerber is on a mission to make the world a better place by teaching others to tell the truth and follow their dreams. She created Handel Group Life Coaching as a way to help people thrive across the board of life, including health, love, career, money, and family. Learn more about Laurie on https://www.handelgroup.com/laurie-gerber/.
Today I’m talking to Nick Haines and Runa Magnusdottir, co-authors of the book The Story of Boxes. They are working hard to change mentalities and offering ways to meet the UN’s sustainable development goals. For Nick and Runa, it starts with kindness, and getting out of “boxes” in which we trap ourselves and others, which… Read More
It’s okay to be flawed. In fact, it’s our flaws that make us amazing! That’s the message of Dr. Barbara Lowe, a psychologist, life coach, and somatic experiencing practitioner. Her work inspires hope and teaches women how to fulfill their dreams. Learn more about her message at https://drbarbaralowe.com/.
There is an advantage we can give our kids. Dr. Dale Atkins and Amanda Salzhauer, MSW, say living a compassionate life where kindness is highly valued is the key to our children’s current and future wellbeing. Their new book, The Kindness Advantage: Cultivating Compassionate and Connected Children provides tools for parents to teach their kids… Read More
The practice of martial arts may involve self-defense, but Stan Haehl, Head Instructor at Athens Ki-Aikido says it goes much deeper than that. He says Ki-Aikido can really be seen as a kindness practice! Learn more at http://athens-ki-aikido.net/.
The PEAR Team, home of “Pass the Pear,” wants to create a setting where people can feel comfortable expressing themselves, and make being vulnerable less intimidating. Matthew Roberts, one of the founding members, explains that PEAR stands for Positive Engagement and Response. His team is dedicated to providing positive connections and open communication. Find out… Read More
More than 10 million youth are engaged in a program called Kids for Peace. Jill McManigal is the Co-Founder & Executive Director of Kids for Peace– which is home to The Great Kindness Challenge. The kids involved have accomplished more than 500 million acts of kindness, helped build two schools & peace centers in Kenya… Read More
Dina Pestonji knows that fighting an uphill battle can make you begin to cherish your life., She has used her struggles to help others as a life coach, TEDx Speaker, and the author of Surviving Myself: How An Eating Disorder, A Car Accident And A Stroke Taught Me To Love My Life And Finally Start… Read More