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Is Kindness the Key to Happiness and Acceptance for Children?

In my interview for a new documentary film which my husband Nazim Aritst and I proudly serve as members of the production team, entitled, “Femme: Women Healing the World,” by Emmanuel Itier, (which will soon debut at the Cannes Film Festival), I had a slightly different idea to share with women in particular but also caregivers to mothers to be and those who have influence with babies and children under 12 years of age. See if what I share resonates with your way of thinking:

It seems to me that in the spirit of at long last letting women play a partnership role in the care and healing of the world that it’s also a great idea to just let our natural state of love and kindness be our guiding light through the coming year and always. This way we can see for ourselves what the effects of happiness and kindness are not through a scientific study but through a global consciousness, that shifts our collective consciousness to one of love and kindness resulting in respect and acceptance for children of all ages!


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Celeste Yarnall

Celeste Yarnall, PhD shares musings on myriad of topics at her Celestial Musings Blog. She is the author of The Complete Guide to Holistic Cat Care with Jean Hofve, DVM and Paleo Dog. Celeste is an actress/producer/activist/writer and keynote speaker. She and her husband Nazim Artist created the Art of Wellness Collection and are the producers of Femme: Women Healing the World. They live in Los Angeles, California with their beloved Tonkinese cats. Join Celeste at her website or on Facebook.


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8:02AM PDT on Mar 8, 2015

Kindness is NEVER out of style.

8:37PM PST on Feb 24, 2015

Great read, thank you!

2:53PM PDT on Sep 2, 2014

I too like that science has finally caught up to what many of us have known for many a year.

The video is good too!

Thank you!

8:30PM PDT on Mar 30, 2014

Thank you!

4:57AM PDT on Mar 30, 2014

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see ...

4:34AM PDT on Mar 30, 2014

Thank you :)

10:35AM PST on Feb 23, 2014

Test this idea, in various life situations, for yourself. One aside, a situation I was in after years into my Karate training, and no I will never achieve the competence of Bruce Lee or any other Martial Arts Champion. But I do know 3 things: 1/ I have the ability to cause serioius harm including death because I know how to strike to that degree and where not to strike. That tells me I must never hit anyone; 2/ No one except a trained fighter can seriously harm me with a hand or foot strike.They do not know the simple technique. 3/I will never remain in harms way unless I am forced into defending safety of self or others.I will then be deadly fierce and stupidly fearless. I am a passivist when among passivists.
So when simply by circunstance of timing I found myself in the middle of a brutal brawl I simply walked out of it. I think I was able to do so by what the Ancient Masters call becoming invisible. NOW, I was clearly visible to all of the brawlers. But my essence is I do not want to harm anyone, did not want to become involved and had no fear of being in danger. So no one had any motivation to engage me. Nothing to fear from me,no trophy to be gained. I think the gift to me from Karate is a conscious competence. And if we stop fearing each other, and if we are honest and brave enough to wade into any situation where a person or a population, or a group is being abused, and say we will not tolerate inhumanity, we will conquer what we can with kindness and know we were n

10:13AM PST on Feb 23, 2014

Kindness is the most wonderful, health promoting element I know. But some time ago I was meandering through the bush behind my friend who was carrying the canoe. No particular groomed path just knowing where we wanted to go. He stepped over deadfall, windfall, ducked under leaning blow downs; walked on the tops of moss covered rocks without a slip, all the while, the canoe never stuck a tree, I never heard a scrape nor the slap of a conifer branch. In that momement I understood why people instinctively TRUST him. He has developed conscious competence. People know they are safe with him. Years ago he was well on his way to becoming a self made multi-millionaire. He aborted that PATH when he realized that the final leg of the journey had to be made by walking on other people. He got caught up ,too, in hoarding wealth. He, like my father is multi talented; and oils artist is another developed gift. He came to see the hoarding of wealth was like an art thief stealing a beautiful painting or a paranoid collector buying a piece; both afraid to display the piece. For different reasons both end in selfish blocking of the pleasure for self and others. So, he has enough for tomorrow and a belief there will always be enough. He spends as he earns. Enjoys his life and recirculates earnings to others to enhance their enjoyment of life.
So, I have concluded that all that is needed for a tool for success, in being a human making a positive contribution, is competence.Think about this and a

1:41AM PST on Nov 19, 2013

Thank you :)

9:12AM PDT on Oct 31, 2013

If one is kind, doing it with the intention learn kindness and grow in it, then no matter what the outcome, your side of the street is clean. Thanks.

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