Kindness means a behavioral response of compassion and actions that are selfless, or a mindset that places compassion for others before one’s own interests. In performing the selfless act, a person may undercut their own selfish interests.

Both practicing and witnessing acts of kindness can help reduce blood pressure by producing oxytocin, known as the ‘love hormone.’ Oxytocin causes the release of nitric acid in the blood vessels which effectively expands the blood vessels thus reducing blood pressure. Self-esteem, a better outlook on life (optimism) and a healthy heart are said to be the benefits of kindness. But it doesn’t stop there. Kindness has a positive effect on others that spreads.

In todays episode we had the honor of having Boomer Perrault Co-Founder of 1 a Week. 1 A Week is an organization which promotes mental health awareness and positivity, through random acts of kindness. Hoping to make an impact on the world, giving out a few gifts along the way. Jakes discusses with Boomer his life’s journey and why he created 1 A Week.

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