The Possibilities of Kindness | Kelly J Meyer
Did you know that ‘kindness’ can make us happier, healthier and slow aging? Let’s play with the benefits of ‘kindness’ both in the giving and receiving to understand our whole created self where we can be and live in kindness.
In the book, ‘The Healing Power of Doing Good,’ Allan Luks acknowledges conventional wisdom that when we help others, we help ourselves and by doing good unto others we experience an emotional response of feeling good. Beyond the personal, social, ethical and moral expressions of kindness, research over the past years now shows when care for others we actually care for ourselves.
Studies found, the positive effect of giving money to another actually elevates the giver’s happiness, more than if she spent the money on herself. Yet, it’s not only the philanthropic acts that offer health benefits. Compassion can be a buffer to stress and effect blood pressure, cortisol and heart rate. Practitioners who express empathy can reduce the duration of her patient’s cold.
Where does kindness actually begin and how does I develop authentic kindness?
At the Women’s Health Conference, Kelly Meyer leads attendees in an exploration of the many benefits of kindness: the healthy physical and mental benefits and how kindness builds relationships. Discover and experience a deeper meaning of kindness, where it actually begins and how one develops an authentic expression. Simple acts of kindness increases in social connectedness and being able to forgive. We are genetically wired to be kind not only to others but also toward ourselves. Compassion, gratitude, empathy and forgiveness are all a part of the deeper meaning of kindness. Attendees will be inspired to begin anew to live authentic lives of kindness to others and ourselves.
‘Compassion is not religious business; it is human business. It is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival.’ – The Dalai Lama
As a lifelong student, Kelly Meyer a former career counselor, now facilitates small group conversations with individuals with a curiosity for connection and seeking growth. Kelly is an avid reader, her guided group dialogue includes works of Brene Brown, Danielle Laporte, Elizabeth Gilbert, Paulo Coelho, and Napoleon Hill. Joy and authentic connection are themes in her personal life, and as a former camp counselor her vivacious attitude has never waned. Kelly met her husband Jeff at camp, raised a daughter (getting married in May) and twin boys, now in college.
Her kindness habits include daily meditation, daily readings of A Course in Miracles, yoga, taking walks with her husband of 28 years, and making choices daily from a place of joy. When she isn't traveling by hot air balloon, she may be performing marriage ceremonies', or learning more about Ayurveda and Qigong.