KindnessCan

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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AUG

KindnessCan talk kind design with Mags

In this week's KindnessCan podcast, Jane Linley-Thomas and Paul Bushell talk kind design with super star interior designer, Margaret Westerhof from Margaret Rose Interiors. Managing the colours, textures and layouts around us can have a big impact on the way we feel and act. In this podcast, Mags shares some practical tips from managing your space to creating the right energy for you.
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JUL

Kindness with Mango Groove's Claire Johnston

In this week's KindnessCan podcast, Jane and Paul catch up with South African icon, Claire Johnston. Recorded with a live audience, the podcast beams good vibes and possibility. Claire talks about Mango Groove, her big South African moments, her favourite songs, meeting Madiba, the power of music, and living through a lockdown with her precious pug. The special star encourages South African's to hold on and see how special, resilient and magical we really are as a nation.
10
JUL

A personal glimpse into what COVID-19 looks & feels like at home

In this week's KindnessCan podcast, Jane and Paul speak with chef and healthy living champion, Shannon Smuts, after she tested positive for COVID-19. They talk testing, symptoms, isolation, parenting, guilt and shame, stigma, healthy living and positive thinking. For a pandemic that has gripped our attention for so long now, here's a personal glimpse into what COVID-19 looks and feels like at home. It is so important that we stop the stigma around testing positive. There is value in knowing your status, as a way of protecting your self and others.

*The comments and advice on this show are based on personal experience, and can of course vary from person-to-person. Please contact your local health professional for more information.
12
JUN

KindnessCan gets called into the principal's office

Nothing quite like being called into the principal’s office! In this week’s episode, Jane and Paul talk with Reddam House Umhlanga Principal, Adam Rogers. They talk about how schools have transformed over the past few months; about how learners and teachers have adapted to change and how to deal with the disappointment of lost opportunities for matrics. Schools are slowly opening up and there is so much to consider and celebrate. A practical and hopeful podcast, full of love and kindness.
29
MAY

Preparing for the return to school

In this week's podcast, Jane and Paul talk about the ins and outs of going back to school. Listen in for some practical things you can do to help prepare yourself and your children for returning to school. Although there are so many new protocols and uncertainties, we can take control of how we prepare and respond. Don't miss the opportunity to prepare your children.
23
MAY

A tribute to our teachers

In this week's KindnessCan podcast, Jane and Paul talk about moulding in and out of new routines on the home school front. In the initial phases of the lockdown, educators and parents were bombarded with making sense of the tech. In the middle, parents and educators had to work hard to keep some kind of consistency, routine, and spirits going. This week, the Basic Education minister announced the return of Grade 12s and Grade 7s next month, and a whole new set of decisions and routines need to be considered. Listen as Jane and Paul pay tribute to our teachers.
08
MAY

Digging Deep

In this week's episode, Jane and Paul talk about digging deep and the importance of resilience in a constantly disruptive and changing world. Finding that fight isn't always easy (especially when you're in the middle of one of your greatest tests!) It takes learning, practice and patience. Resilience is a skill that we can all keep growing, and sharing with our children. Listen here for some real tips and tools on how to nurture your resilience in this moment.
17
APR

Ridiculous kids jokes, home school challenges & lockdown learnings

In this week’s podcast, Jane and Paul talk through some of the highs and lows of another week in our national lockdown. It’s been an emotional and practical roller coaster. School is back (but not like we remember it). The work worries are still there (but more than we ever remembered them). Our life and relationships, and parenting responsibilities...still there (but on a whole new level of intensity!) With moments of sadness and worry, and then moments of light and laughter, Jane and Paul talk through some simple and practical ways that we can all walk each other home. This moment will come and go. We’ve just got to take it one step at a time.
10
APR

Kindness as you find your new normal under lockdown

In this week’s KindnessCan podcast, Jane and Paul reflect on week 2 of the national lockdown. It’s been an emotional roller-coaster and many of us have experienced a range of feelings over the last 2 weeks. Jane and Paul make space for some of these feelings, and offer some tips on how to manage them better. You are not alone during this time of national action and concern.
13
MAR

Kindness in the face of Coronavirus

In this week’s KindnessCan podcast, Jane and Paul talk about what’s been on everyone’s mind and heart this week - Coronavirus. It is in South Africa, and the fear and uncertainty is real. In this podcast, Jane and Paul give tips on how to manage some of the panic and fear that is creeping into all of our lives. It is so important that we don’t let hysteria become an even more dangerous and destructive virus in our country. Now more than ever, we need to learn the facts and work together.
28
FEB

Kindness as South Africans: Reframing our narrative

South Africa is faced by many challenges. The news reminds us every day. We can sometimes feel angry, overwhelmed and helpless by so many realities. In this week's podcast, Jane and Paul talk about how we can take back some control and be part of making this place better. Some of greatest leaders started out as ordinary people like you and me.
14
FEB

Kindness during pregnancy: a story of perinatal depression

Pregnancy Awareness Week is observed from 12-16 February. An important part of this week is to raise awareness around the physical and emotional risks that face mothers, foetus and babies during pregnancy. This week Jane and Paul talk to mother and journalist, Lauren Shapiro about her personal experience of perinatal depression, her journey to recovery and her recent book on the topic. It’s a real and personal account of pregnancy and mental health.

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