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Kindness is such a simple word. We've all experienced the joy of kindness in our lives. We all aspire to be kinder. We believe that kindness has the power to change the world. Yet, knowing how to be kinder in an increasingly tough world is sometimes hard for all of us. In this podcast series, radio personality Jane Linley-Thomas and psychologist Paul Bushell explore simple ways to be kinder in different situations in our lives.

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Kindness in your career journey

This week, Jane and Paul talk about how to be kind when starting your employment journey. Whether you're starting your job hunt or going into a new job, keeping your head above water can sometimes feel like a challenge. Managing your thoughts, feelings and behaviours are all within your control.

Setting kind new goals for a brand new year

Join Jane and Paul as they talk about bringing the old you into the new year. An inspiring, real and balanced take on setting kind goals and celebrating ourselves in 2020. We could all be a little bit in kinder in the way we talk about ourselves!

Kindness when dealing with loss this festive season

This week Jane and Paul talk about dealing with loss at this family-orientated time of the year. It can be especially hard having to face the holidays without a special person in your life. Dealing with the firsts - the first Christmas or New Year celebrations without that special person can be overwhelming. In this episode of KindnessCan, we hope you find comfort.

Kindness over the holidays

In this episode of KindnessCan, Jane and Paul talk about the importance of being kind this holiday season. It's a reminder to you that your greatest gift is you and your love and attention for others. Worry less about the fancy gifts and focus more on the heart stuff.

Kindness following a tragic accident on Christmas Eve

This week, Jane and Paul spend time talking with Jaci Mun-Gavin almost one year after daughter, Kiara's horrific head injury in a freak accident in Durban North on Christmas Eve. The aspirant ballet dancer needed brain surgery and was placed in an induced coma. Swelling on Kiara's brain led doctors to expect the worst possible outcome and part of her skull had to be removed. However, Kiara not only survived, but has been able to walk again and has not suffered any permanent brain damage. In this podcast episode, Jaci talks about Kiara’s accident, her amazing recovery, and how kindness comes in different shapes and sizes on the journey of healing.

Kindness in the Car

As South Africans, we spend a lot of time in cars. So often, they become places of stress, frustration and unkindness. But, they can be great places for self-reflection and sharing with the people in our lives. This week, Jane Linley-Thomas and Paul Bushell talk about how to be kinder to ourselves and others in the car.

Kindness for those who're leaving SA - or staying here

Emigration stories are once again coming up between friends, family members and colleagues. There seems to have been a new wave of people opting to leave South Africa, for whatever reason, and so in this week's podcast, Jane Linley-Thomas and Paul Bushell talk about emigration - from both perspectives. They're not offering input on whether to stay or go, rather talking about kindness for those who're dealing with what is no doubt a very difficult decision, as well as respect and kindness for those who choose to stay.

Kindness when winning or losing

On the back of the Boks amazing Rugby World Cup win, Jane and Paul talk about kindness when winning and losing. This is an excellent listen for parents, and anyone for that matter, navigating the highs and lows on either side of victory. This episode includes practical tips on how to manage impulse control in all of our lives.

Kindness in Sport - with rugby legend Pat Lambie

This week Jane and Paul are talking kindness in sport with Springbok Rugby legend Pat Lambie. Pat shares some of his stories about rugby, life, life after rugby and most all - kindness. It’s amazing the places kindness turns up, and the impact it can have on so many parts of our lives.

Affirmation: Kindness is everywhere.

Showing gratitude to others

Although kindness is free and accessible, it’s not always easy to put into practice. In the latest episode, Jane and Paul talk about the importance of expressing gratitude to others in order to grow and develop kinder relationships with others, and with ourselves!

Affirmation: Gratitude equals happiness.

Kindness when your kids leave home

Watching a child leave home for the first time is like watching a lifetime of emotions flash before your eyes. Join Jane Linley-Thomas and Paul Bushell as they talk about the experience of having a child leave home for the first time. The kindness duo take listeners through some of the emotions to expect, and practical ways to deal with these for you and your child. Raising children (even when they’re big) is a wonderful, tough job.

Affirmation: I must trust that I have done the best I could.
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Kindness from the community in the face of tragedy

In July this year, the Durban home of actors / comedians Lisa Bobbert and Aaron McIlroy was gutted by a devastating fire. In today's KindnessCan podcast, Jane Linley-Thomas and psychologist Paul Bushell talk to Lisa about the traumatic experience of losing her family-home of over 20 years, along with almost every single item they possessed, but -in the process - of gaining the kindness, love and support of the community.
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