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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Rejoyce with Jane

One of Durban’s brightest and happiest fashion enthusiasts, Jane Linley-Thomas has at long last put together a collection of pre-loved fashion. Inspired by Jane’s grandmother, Joyce – the collection is bright, colourful and eccentric. On the back of a personally tough 2020, the collection is also a celebration of life, kindness, optimism, self-care and connection. This week Jane and Paul talk about Jane’s new fashion collection and shop, The Rejoyce Collection.

Raising Mindful Kids

This week Jane and Paul talk about Paul’s new book, #raisingMINDFULkids.

KindnessCan co-founder and Durban-based author, Paul Bushell is releasing a new book - #raisingMINDFULkids. A follow-up to his first #raisingkids book, this book is a beautiful and practical toolkit with over 80 activities to introduce mindfulness onto the ‘raising kids journey’. These activities are a great way of connecting, reflecting and learning how to physically and emotionally self-regulate. This seems to be more and more important in a world that is not only constantly changing, but also filled with distractions, instant gratification, unrealistic ideas of happiness and unhealthy role models.

Beyond the KZN looting and riots - a GOOD news story

Two months after the violence and looting that rocked KZN, Jane and Paul catch up with one very special community member who's been instrumental in restoring peace - and hope.
Upper Highway resident, Nick Nzama has become a beacon of light for his community. Growing up in the Embo Village, he received a scholarship to Kearsney College. Little did he know then, but he began fostering a deeper understanding of the different parts and groups that made up his greater community. This would allow him to become a bridge during the recent violence, where he was able to get different groups to sit around the table and find ways out of the growing tension and violence.
Get a glimpse into some of the behind-the-scenes fears, negotiating and unsung heroes.
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A mother tries to make sense of her son's suicide

This week Jane and Paul catch up with Durban-based journalist, Glynis Horning. Glynis and her husband Chris woke up one morning to the devastating discovery of their 25-year old son Spencer dead in his bed. Two years on, Glynis has released her personal account of loss and grief in her book, 'Waterboy' - released ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September.
In this podcast, Glynis talks through the devastation and agony of losing a child to a suicide. Through her own personal experience and research as a mental health journalist, she offers insights into mental health and suicide prevention. This podcast will touch anyone who has directly or indirectly experienced this ultimate heartbreak. Glynis' wisdom and insights are moving and extraordinary.
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Kind Yoga

*This week’s podcast is brought to you by Van Wyk Law Incorporated.*

Cami B is the founder of Connect with Cami Be Yoga ZA and Yogi Bears ZA. In this podcast, she talks about the importance of connecting with oneself, especially during stressful and busy times. As counter-intuitive as this sometimes feels in a busy world, there is healing and restorative value on slowing the world down for a moment.
Jane and Paul learn about how yoga is a tool that we can all add to our emotional coping toolbox. It's also a great skill to be teaching young people. And although yoga for children might be very different for adults, the lessons and value are much the same. Learn more about how you can incorporate stretching, breathing and affirmations into your daily routine.

Kind Kinesiology and walking through fire

This week Jane and Paul get some practical tips and tools for managing fear and unlocking our negative belief systems. They also play with the idea of walking on FIRE! Join them as they chat with Specialised Kinesiologist Kerry Van Huyssteen. Kerry shares some real and accessible tools that we can all use in our everyday life to overcome fear. She even talks us through how someone might prepare to walk over a fire! This especially useful in a time where we all have our own fires that we are walking through.

Being kind through loss and grief

It has been a time of global loss and grief. It is often hard to know what to do with these feelings. It can also be very hard to know how to be there for other people. In this episode, Jane and Paul catch up with speaker and author, Bridget McNulty. Bridget has written 'The Grief Handbook' in which she offers personal insights and practical advice that enables people to grieve in their own way. In this episode, we talk through practical ideas for recovering through loss and grief.

KindnessCan Support Each Other - Session 8 (Kierran Allen)

You don't want to miss the latest KindnessCan podcast. Jane and Paul chat with Durban born photographer and videographer, Kierran Allen. They talk through the images he captured last week in Durban, and the conflicting feelings and moments he witnessed on the ground.

KindnessCan Support Each Other - Session 7 (Jess Basson)

In KindnessCan's Support Each Other - Session 7 - Jane and Paul catch up with Durban-based speaker, coach and facilitator, Jess Basson. She is also author of the poem - 'We can be both'. The moving and inspiring poem helps put into words the collective trauma that we have all felt in KZN.

KindnessCan Support Each Other - Session 6 (Our kids)

In today’s episode, Jane and Paul talk about managing our children’s experiences and feelings following the recent traumatic events.

They talk about things to do at home, and things to prepare children for going back to school.

A big take away is that we all need to gentle and supportive of one another right now.

KindnessCan Support Each Other - Session 4 (Fear)

In today’s session of the KindnessCan Support Session, Jane and Paul talk FEAR. They unpack ways of managing fear in the face of an immediate threat, and in the days that follow. Although fear is a normal reaction to threat, it needs careful managing and kind support.

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