Kindness is the key to connection
NOTE FROM TED: This talk contains a discussion of suicide which may be alienating to some viewers. TEDx events are independently organized by volunteers. The guidelines we give TEDx organizers are described in more detail here: http://storage.ted.com/tedx/manuals/tedx_content_guidelines.pdf Kath's inspirational talk draws on her own experiences overcoming numerous personal setbacks and tragedies, to encourage everyone to find meaningful ways to connect through kindness. Real world human interactions developed through kindness help to address the contemporary issues of loneliness and disconnection. Kath's talk highlights invaluable life lessons for people of all ages and backgrounds, including the importance of sharing our stories and our vulnerabilities. Kath Koschel is the founder of Kindness Factory, a global not for profit organisation which is encouraging and inspiring 1 million acts of kindness. A former professional cricketer and Iron Man competitor, Kath has defied all medical prognoses by teaching herself to walk on three separate occasions. Kath was the recipient of several national awards in 2016/17, recognising her courage and ongoing achievements. Her focus is now with the Kindness Curriculum, being developed in Australia and the USA.