“There are so many ways to foster kindness to ourselves and to others. In the workplace, at school and at home, being compassionate leads to better outcomes. In medicine, the technology may be getting better but you can never replicate the kindness of a supportive caregiver. The connection between mental health and physical health is so critical.” ~ Dr. Kelli Harding
More on Why Being Kind Could Help You Live Longer via BBC.
Heads up that The Kindness Youth Patrol in BC will be spreading random acts of kindness tomorrow!
“Created in 2015 by Clinical Psychologists Dr. Carla Fry and Dr. Lisa Ferrari from Vancouver Psychology Centre and Clinically Happy, they believed the movement could jump-start the generation’s belief in the power of a kind word or gesture. ‘We started it to show kids that kindness has its own rewards and that there is real value in being nice to other people,’ says Dr. Carla Fry. ‘In our work we have found that a smile, a kind word, holding the door for someone, all those things go a long way in boosting the mood of the giver, the receiver, and the observer.’
More on This youth patrol spreads random acts of kindness across Metro Vancouver via VancouverIsAwesome.