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.

Host bios:

Jane Linley-Thomas is a radio personality and speaker, mom of 3 precious children, founder of the Rejoyce Collection.

Paul Bushell is a psychologist, author and regular commentator on emotional intelligence and meaningful living.

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70 Episodes
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The power of human connection

Jump into the latest KindnessCan episode with Jane Linley-Thomas and psychologist Paul Bushell as they unpack "The Power of Human Connection." This one's all about the simple stuff—why laughter matters, the beauty of slowing down, and the magic in connecting with each other in our crazy-fast world. Paul emphasises the…
28 Nov 15 min

Men Matter

In this episode, Jane talks us through her very inspiring and evocative Movember Campaign. For every day in November, the campaign has been highlighting a different KZN person in a photographic portrait and a brave testimony around their mental health. Styled colourfully by Jane’s Rejoyce Collection and photographed by Amy…
14 Nov 14 min

Winning on and off the field: South Africa's way

Join Jane Linley-Thomas and Paul Bushell in a heartfelt discussion about South Africa's incredible victory in the men's Rugby World Cup Final and what it means for South Africa. This unfiltered conversation is filled with enthusiasm, laughter, and love as the two explore the emotions and valuable lessons that come…
1 Nov 11 min

Kind Parenting: Why it's NOT always about saying yes

Is “lazy” parenting sometimes better for our children? It's another light, fun, and practical KindnessCan podcast episode. This time Jane and Paul dip into the world of parenting and look at ways that parents can be kinder on their parenting journey. And you might be surprised that being kinder doesn’t…
25 Oct 15 min

What’s filling your cup?

Jane and Paul share some of the new and old wisdom that they’ve been collecting over the last two years in a post-pandemic world. Through many eye-to-eye and heart-to-heart conversations with schools, corporates and all of you, Jane and Paul keep hearing how important taking care of the relationship you…
11 Oct 16 min

Reflecting on a post-COVID world

In the first episode of the much-awaited new season of KindnessCan, Jane and Paul take a moment to reflect on life in a post-pandemic world. From hiding out to over-filling our schedules, life has sometimes felt like a pendulum of extremes. We could all benefit from pausing and trying to…
26 Sep 11 min

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. Website
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. Website
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
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