World Kindness Day
Those that have heard my 101 talks will know that I’m very big on the part that kindness and support play in the healing process.
When I wrote my list of things I wanted to do I never expected I would get the most fulfilment and joy out of helping others.
Research has shown that giving, receiving and even just witnessing acts of kindness unleashes a whole host of natural chemicals that improve our mental and physical health.
These are just some of the health benefits of kindness:-
1. Makes us happier 😁
2. Gives us a healthier heart ❤️
3. Slows ageing 👵🏻
4. Increases the release of oxytocin also known as the Love Hormone 💖
5. Suppresses the release of cortisol also known as the stress hormone.
6. Helps us live longer.
It is an incredible thing and one that we all need in our life.
As some of you know I run the 52 Lives School of Kindness where I deliver kindness workshops to primary school children.
The aim of the workshop is to empower children to help them realise that their actions have the power to shape the world they live in. The children then work together to help a real child somewhere who is in need of some kindness.
The workshop is free for schools and great fun….even if I do say do myself!
This week is Anti-bullying Week and I’m on the road visiting schools in the south of England.
It is has never been more important for both children and adults to understand the impact that their thoughts and actions can have on their own physical and mental health, and that of others.
If you’d like to book a workshop please ask a teacher at your children’s school to drop us a message via the 52 Lives website. We are quite booked up but always try see as many schools as we can.
It’s completely FREE, it’s super fun and it involves children helping to change the world.