Ep 36: Human Kindness

When was the last time you posted a card to a loved one in the mail? Or took a moment of your day for a random act of kindness? In this powerful episode, Meg speaks with Danny Mayson-Kinder. When Danny’s daughter died in a tragic incident at 12 years old, she left a legacy of being kind and compassionate. In the wake of the tragedy, Danny founded flyhighbillie as a charity to help combat bullying, mental health issues and suicide for the younger generation.

So what’s this episode really about

  • What grief is like from the inside and how it can shape our lives’ meaning in entirely new ways.
  • The ways you can show up for the people in your lives who have experienced a death or are grieving.
  • How showing up with acts and words of kindness, compassion and empathy can have a lasting impact.

Why you should listen

When you experience the death of a loved one, grief can be all-consuming. In this enlightening episode, Danny and Meg shine a light on the intricacies of grief and the emotional anguish surrounding death. You’ll walk away from this conversation with a better understanding and empathy for anyone (including yourself) that may be experiencing grief. You’ll also hear what Danny did to find purpose in the wake of her daughter’s death, giving voice to her daughter’s kindness, empathy and compassion through charity work.

Actionable Skills

  • When supporting a grieving person, be there for them and listen.
  • Teach the younger generation the power of kindness, compassion, and empathy.
  • Practice acts of kindness: send a postcard to loved ones or send a text to a friend.
  • Participate in B Kinder Day on 22 June.

You can quote us on that…

“When parents die, you lose a bit of your past. But when your child dies, you lose your entire future.”

Danny Mayson-Kinder

“Grief is love with nowhere to go. You’ve got all this love and nowhere to put it.”

Danny Mayson-Kinder

“Be kind because you just never know what’s going on in somebody’s world.”

Danny Mayson-Kinder


Fly High Billie – Website | B Kinder Day


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B.Phys Ed, M. Ed (Student Wellbeing), CIPP

I’m a teacher with experience working in primary and secondary schools across Australia, and a specialist in the field of wellbeing education and coaching. I founded Open Mind Education in 2013 with a vision of sharing practical, enriching wellbeing education with staff, parents, and broader school communities.

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