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Kindness



Kindness is the quality of being friendly, generous, affectionate, having concern for others, of taking care of others—all without the expectation of being praised or rewarded. Kindness is valued by most religions, with some defining it as “pure love.” Kindness affects all of us, both those who receive it and those who practice it. Science has shown that giving to others rather than focusing on ourselves brings a long-term sense of well-being, and researchers have found that kindness is the most important predictor of life satisfaction.

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Dr. Maya Angelou: “Be a Rainbow in Someone Else’s Cloud” - Oprah’s Master Class - OWN

After hearing a 19th-century African-American song, Dr. Maya Angelou has never forgotten one important lyric: God put a rainbow in the clouds. Watch as Dr.

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Be Kind: A Year of Kindness, One Week at a Time

Each of the 52 weeks of kindness includes a dose of inspiration (a story about when a small act of kindness, an authentic personal gratitude letter that had a big impact, a Q&A, or a quote from a notable thinker); a fascinating statistic or fact about kindness that has been researched by Kindlab,...

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Why Kindness Heals

Dr. Doty shares a new science of kindness that will help all of us, physicians and patients alike, to see in new ways how and why kindness heals and even more importantly how being kind results in one living a longer and happier life.

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FindCenterA bird was lying on his back in the road with his feet in the air. A horse saw him and asked, “What’re you doing?” The sparrow said, “I’m helping hold back the darkness.” The horse sneered and said, “Yeah, right,” and the sparrow said, “One does what one can.”

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The Antidote

Made in response to the times we are living in, THE ANTIDOTE is a feature documentary that weaves together stories of kindness, decency, and the power of community in America. It's about ...

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We Are Built to Be Kind

Greed is good. War is inevitable. Whether in political theory or popular culture, human nature is often portrayed as selfish and power hungry.

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The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World

Empathy is in short supply. We struggle to understand people who aren’t like us, but find it easy to hate them. Studies show that we are less caring than we were even thirty years ago. In 2006, Barack Obama said that the United States was suffering from an “empathy deficit.

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FindCenterWe cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness, and affection.

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The Art of Kindness

Kindness is more than behavior. The art of kindness means harboring a spirit of helpfulness, as well as being generous and considerate, and doing so without expecting anything in return.

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The Power of Kindness | Simon Sinek

Oxytocin, the chemical responsible for feelings of love and connection, binds us as human beings. In this Mindset Moment, Simon talks about the power of kindness and the chemical reaction we have to acts of generosity.

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