January 2023 toolkit: a roundup of resources around the web to spread kindness

By January 2, 2023No Comments

What is 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. Kindness is a quality of being. The act of giving kindness often is simple, free, positive and healthy.

It’s about being kind to others. But also being kind to yourself. Self compassion is more powerful than you think. The emerging field of self-compassion research is proving that being kind to yourself is one of the best things you can do for your health. Benefits include lowering your stress levels and boosting your immune system.

As you learn how to be kind to yourself, you can also look as ways to put the well-being of others before our own without expecting anything in return. This stimulates the reward centers of the brain, known as feel-good chemicals, and produces a sort of “helper’s high.” 

There are many ways to show kindness to others. Here are 99 simple ways to get started!

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Tampa Bay Thrives is an innovative nonprofit helping people in the Tampa Bay area better address mental health and substance use issues.

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