THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: HOSPITALS NEED KINDNESS POLICE STAT!

This is my cyber friend and fellow disability Mom/activist, Sue Robins. Sue is a wonderful writer and regular blogger. I was so outraged by Sue’s hospital experience being treated for breast cancer that I had to share her entire post. Read below for my thoughts on how to fix the kindness deficit in our health ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: HOSPITALS NEED KINDNESS POLICE STAT!

This is my cyber friend and fellow disability Mom/activist, Sue Robins. Sue is a wonderful writer and regular blogger. I was so outraged by Sue’s hospital experience being treated for breast cancer that I had to share her entire post. Read below for my thoughts on how to fix the kindness deficit in our health ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: The Emperor of Caregiver Talents: Kindness

The problem with kindness is that we take it for granted. We assume that it will be there when we suffer and need it the most. But human kindness is that rare and natural resource in our world.  It’s endangered by the race towards independence and self-reliance, those old enemies of illness, babies, disability and ...

Things Are Good: Caring People Have More Sex

It turns out that nice guys do get the girl (but not these nice guys), and nice girls too! Altruism has been linked to more sexual partners and better relationships. There is a growing body of research that connects people who are emphatic are good partners to have in life. Over at Scientific American they ...

Writings of J. Todd Ring: A few thoughts on empathy in human beings, and other living creatures

Empathy is natural in human beings, as Jeremy Rifkin has pointed out – and with strong backing by recent scientific findings. Some human beings have more and some less; and some are sociopaths – roughly 1% (and usually, the ones who gravitate to positions of wealth and power, unsurprisingly) – who have a near total ...

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Random Acts of Kindness

It goes by almost unrecognized, but for some, it is a special day that reflects the way we should all behave, to everyone, every day. It’s called Random Acts of Kindness Day, and it will be celebrated in Collingwood, on Friday, November 1. Council has contributed by making downtown parking free all day, as we ...

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Kurt Vonnegut’s one rule

Love this quote. (via MonkeyJoys) Alltop is a humor baby.

350 or bust: Saturday At The Movies

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

The Canadian Progressive: Scouts Canada challenges Canadians to be kinder to one another (VIDEO)

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Scouts Canada says Canadians “could be kinder to one another”.  Canada’s leading coed youth organization is challenging us to do a “simple act of kindness” to one another during Good Turn Week, April 13-21. And this press release: OTTAWA, April 8, 2013 – Canadians live up to their international […] The post Scouts Canada ...

350 or bust: Saturday At The Movies

CalgaryLiberal: Raj Rescues Folks in Rollover

Earlier today Raj Sherman help rescue three people who had rolled off the road on Highway 2 (Calgary Herald). This is one of the reasons why I really like Raj Sherman as a human being: this selfless, service above self attitude he has, where he was on a schedule to be at an event (that had a ...