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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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 during these unsettling times. Today, Jane and Paul touched on trauma.

KindnessCan will be hosting FREE online supper sessions for anyone at 09:00.

If you are needing ongoing support, please contact SADAG.

To contact a counsellor between 8am-8pm Monday to Sunday,
Call: 011 234 4837 / Fax number: 011 234 8182
For a suicidal Emergency contact us on 0800 567 567
24hr Helpline 0800 456 789

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 deserving people in KZN. Find out how you can get involved.
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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 a strong voice in the LGBTQIA+ community, who hopes that his music can bring the world together. In the podcast, Yahto talks through the realities of holding onto pride and kindness in a world that often sends mixed messages. Yahto also shares practical ways for all of us to grow a healthier relationship with ourselves and the world around us.

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.

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 we need to be kinder to the environment, and especially our dams, rivers and seas.

He also talks sharks, the breathe-taking quietness of paddling alone, how to manage big thoughts, and what the personal journey means for him.

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 in. Recipient of countless awards, the kind Doctor talks about his greatest rewards and what he does to recharge. He also talks about the recent Cape Town fires and how the community rallied to help UCT students who were affected.

Comedian Kevin Fraser on kindness, bullying & life under the spotlight

In this week’s KindessCan podcast, Jane Lindley Thomas and Paul Bushell catch up with the one and only, South African comedian, Kevin Fraser. Listen in not only for the laughs, but also the serious side of Kevin.

The podcast covers cyber bullying, life under the bright lights of a stage, and ways that we can all be a little kinder to one another.

In conversation with world surfski champ Hayley Nixon

In this week’s KindessCan podcast, Jane and Paul catch up with biokineticist, 2019 World Surfski Series Champion and new mom, Hayley Nixon, to talk about balancing a career, professional sports, parenthood and staying fit, healthy and well along the way. Hayley shares heart-warming stories of kindness and encouragement, and talks about the importance of both lending and borrowing a helping hand every now and then. It's a special reminder to all of us that asking for help is an act of kindness.

From victim to victor after drink spiking incident

Drink spiking is a serious problem, as one local family discovered. In this week's KindnessCan podcast, Jane Linley-Thomas and Paul Bushell catch up with Peach Piche, who has taken her family's frightening personal experience and turned it into something that can help stop drink spiking. Drinkerbell is a unique hair accessory that doubles up as drink cover. From victim to victor, Peach is passionate about creating awareness and offering solutions.

Small idea makes big impact on nurses in KZN community

Kindness often starts with a small idea and little gesture. It has the power to set into motion something really big and special. In this week's KindnessCan podcast, Jane and Paul chat with Naomi Holdt about an amazing community initiative to inspire and treat frontline healthcare workers in the Pietermaritzburg area of KZN. An idea started by 4 friends, the project has turned into a seriously moving and inspiring community event. The outpouring of support has ranged from truck-loads of treats to hand-made cards from local families and pensioners. There is no doubt - we live in a kind province.
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You are not alone

It’s the first KindnessCan podcast for 2021. But as Jane and Paul have discovered - it may be a new year - but there’s still a lot of last year that we’re still dealing with. Sigh. Lockdowns, home schooling, social distancing, masks, scary statistics, and a cocktail of big feelings...As Paul reminds us all, “you are not alone.” As always, Jane and Paul offer their gentle, practical and fun tips on how to keep finding kindness and light in life. We will get though this.

Let's talk about sex... [Adult content advisory]

As promised, let's talk about the original birds and the bees. In this week's KindnessCan podcast, Jane and Paul give parents some tips on how to talk to their children about their bodies, sex and sexuality. Gone are the days of this being an awkward once-off conversation. In a digital world, it's a conversation that we need to keep having over and over again. We also touch on porn and teenagers.

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