The world has been heavy lately.

We have the opportunity to change that. It starts with… Kindness. Sign up for our free 31-days of Kindness email series!

In The Media

Weekly Podcasts

Join Dr. Michelle Robin on the Small Changes Big Shifts podcast as she invites surprise guests each week to talk about kindness in their lives and the difference it has made in their lifetime.

Your Stories Featured

We would love to feature your kindness stories on our social pages! Please submit as many stories as you would like during the 31 days. Click below to send us your stories.

By saying yes to joining us, you will receive a daily email for 31 days.

Each email will contain a small message about kindness, how it affects the well-being of the giver and the receiver, and a simple act of kindness you can choose to do that day. We use the word “choose” because we don’t want this journey to cause stress in your life. We understand there will be days you aren’t able to participate in today’s act of kindness. We recommend following your heart and doing what you can when you can. Even one small act can launch a ripple of pay-it-forward kindness in the world.

Who Participates In Our Annual Campaign?

  • Anyone from all over the world!
  • School districts, teachers, and PTA Board Members
  • College students
  • Families, neighborhoods, close-knit communities
  • Our sponsors and their team members
  • Non-profit organizations and partnerships
  • Large and small companies or organizations

Did You Know?

Showing and receiving kindness releases three natural chemicals in our brain – oxytocin, serotonin, and dopamine. Oxytocin helps regulate our emotional responses to situations. Dopamine regulates mood and muscle movement. Serotonin also affects mood, sleep, and digestion.

Why Kindness Matters

We have faced many changes and challenges over the last several years. In times like these, our fight or flight mode is activated: we stress more, lose sight of our purpose, and/or experience anxiety, depressive, or suicidal thoughts more strongly – all things that are on the rise in our world.

We have learned more about the word “resilience” than any other time in history. People want to build it to better face the days ahead. However, most of us don’t know where to begin that journey. Like many things, we make building resilience more complicated than it needs to be.

The first line of defense is giving ourselves more self-compassion in what we’re going through – and self-compassion is born from kindness. When we show ourselves kindness, we are far more likely to be kind to others around us. The biggest hurdle about it? We have fallen out of touch with how to be kind to ourselves and to others – and we need to revive the practice. In fact, our entire well-being depends on it.

Researchers at U.C. Berkely found that people who were kind tended to have higher self-esteem, a greater sense of self-efficacy, less depression, less anxiety, and improved physical health. Overall, scientists learned that people who were kind or regularly engaged in informal acts of kindness tended to have higher well-being. In other words, when we are well (spirit, mind, and body), we are better equipped to face our obstacles with strength, clarity, and calmness.

It’s time to lift each other up and offer to heal others and yourself – and this 31-Day Kindness Campaign gives you the opportunity and support to do this!

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