We go about our days sometimes on auto-pilot, don’t we? Or maybe it’s just me.
I can go from meeting to meeting, taking the kids here, stopping at the store there, returning this phone call or that email… and all of a sudden, it’s 9pm.
If you were to ask me if I am a kind person, I’d say, “Sure! Yes! Absolutely!” But the reality is, there are nights I lay my head on the pillow without having any recollection of doing one intentionally kind thing.
Barbara Hirsh is a former engineer who comes at the topic of kindness from both an emotional and a scientific angle. Through her research, she’s determined that people aren’t quite as kind as they think they are.
Barbara has a formula to find out! She shares it with us in Episode 13 of The Kindness Podcast.
Also, Barbara has very kindly donated 10 pocket-sized editions of her book, Live Kinder, which we are giving away to the first ten people who share a link to the podcast on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #livekinder.
And don’t forget to check out Barbara’s website LiveKinder.com where you can nominate someone for the beautiful new “Caring Hearts” or “Kindness Warrior” awards! What a great way to spread the kindness!