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,…
24 Nov 2021 12 min

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…
17 Nov 2021 12 min

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,…
20 Sep 2021 27 min

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…
9 Sep 2021 25 min

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…
31 Aug 2021 19 min

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…
10 Aug 2021 22 min

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…
3 Aug 2021 28 min

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.
23 Jul 2021 32 min

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…
22 Jul 2021 28 min

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…
21 Jul 2021 25 min

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.
19 Jul 2021 22 min

KindnessCan Support Each Other - Session 3 (Matthew Willman)

In today’s KindnessCan session Jane Linley-Thomas and Paul Bushell speak to Matthew Willman, documentary fine art photographer. Matthew also had the privilege of photographing Nelson Mandela for 10 years. In this podcast he shares stories and lessons from his time with Madiba, and their powerful relevance in our recent trauma.
18 Jul 2021 24 min

KindnessCan Support Each Other - Session 2 (Anger)

Today's KindnessCan Support Each Other session covered the anger you may be feeling. It's okay to be angry, it's normal. Don't judge these feelings, choose wisely what you do with them. 🛑 Stop 🧯Cool Off 💭 Think 💝 Choose Our free online Zoom sessions happen daily at 9am and everyone…
17 Jul 2021 24 min

KindnessCan Support Each Other - Session 1 (Trauma)

We're living through extremely emotional and challenging times. Take a listen to KindnessCan founders, psychologist Paul Bushell and radio personality Jane Linley-Thomas, as they unpack the variety of emotions we're all experiencing at the moment in South Africa. They hope to offer personal and practical ways to manage our feelings…
16 Jul 2021 29 min

Robin Hood Foundation – a movement of kindness

In this week’s episode of the KindnessCan podcast, Jane and Paul catch up with Cindy Norcott, founder of the Robin Hood Foundation. In Mandela Day Month, the foundation have a range of exciting and kind activities on the go. As always they hope to touch the lives of thousands of…
7 Jul 2021 26 min

Yahto Kraft: Proud and Kind

South African viewers will recognise him from Season 3 of the hit television reality show, The Voice South Africa, where he places 6th overall. In this week’s KindnessCan podcast, Jane Linley-Thomas and Paul Bushell catch-up with talented performer – Yahto Kraft. A special feature for International Pride Month, Yatho is…
9 Jun 2021 32 min

Kind Divorce

In the latest KindnessCan podcast, Jane Linley-Thomas and Paul Bushell speak to Luke Dillon from Watershed Transformation. Luke is a divorce coach, who for the past 10 years has been helping men move through and past their divorce.
25 May 2021 30 min

Paddling for Kindness

In this week’s KindessCan podcast, Jane Linley-Thomas and Paul Bushell catch up with the Purpose Paddler – Stuart Geldart. The brave Durbanite is attempting to paddle the 2000 km from Kosi Bay to Cape Town to raise awareness and funds for Adopt-a-River. Stuart shares some insight into how and why…
12 May 2021 24 min

Dr Imtiaz Sooliman talks kindness, callings and CT fires

You don’t want to miss this week’s KindnessCan podcast. Jane and Paul talk with South African humanitarian legend, Dr Imtiaz Sooliman. Founder of the Gift of the Givers, Dr Sooliman shares stories of the incredible humanity, kindness and hope he has found in the over 40 countries he has worked…
29 Apr 2021 32 min
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