We seem to value kindness highly in the caring professions, and yet we don’t teach it in undergraduate programs and it has not been widely researched. When we do research kindness, we usually examine the ripple effects of kindness that is directed outwards.
Technology is opening our world up like never before. While there are many great benefits, we also need to approach this new connectedness mindfully and keep some tools and strategies in our pockets to help us look after ourselves.
Kindness is important all year round, but we often devote special attention to it as we prepare to celebrate festive holidays. Often at this time of year, many people need connection to acts of kindness that bring joy and comfort.