I’m a firm believer in karma and the notion that you get back what you put out into the world. Being kind to others is something that we know makes us feel good, but research shows that when we are kind to others or watch kind acts by others, it makes us happier.
“The Heart and Science of Kindness” is an article by Brodrick for Harvard Medical School. Brodrick explains the ways in which we can practice kindness to others, but also to our selves. She points out that when we are kind to ourselves we are kinder to the people around us as well. Just like any new behavior, remembering to be kind to ourselves and others takes practice. Brodrick discusses how feeling compassion towards others can help lead to acts of kindness.