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Finding Kindness in Chaos and Darkness | Jaclyn Lindsey

Season 2, Ep. 110

In this episode, Jaclyn Lindsey, the co-founder and CEO of kindness.org, shares finding kindness in chaos and darkness -  from a troubled adolescence marred by substance abuse, bullying, and self-destruction to her transformative journey toward faith, resilience, and change.


The conversation explores the impact of such experiences on personal growth, the power of unconditional love and compassion, and how these elements have shaped Jaclyn's mission to promote kindness worldwide.


Major Takeaways:
  • The transformative power of resilience and compassion
  • The impact of childhood experiences on personal identity and growth
  • The journey towards faith and its role in personal transformation

The transformative power of resilience and compassion:

Jaclyn's life is a testament to the transformative power of resilience and compassion. Despite her tumultuous early years, she turned her life around, using her experiences to fuel her current mission of promoting kindness and compassion through her work at kindness.org.


The impact of childhood experiences on personal identity and growth:

Jaclyn's conversation sheds light on the profound impact of childhood experiences on personal identity and development. She openly discusses how being bullied and engaging in destructive behaviors during her adolescence led her down a path of self-destruction, ultimately leading her to the point of self-realization and change.


The journey towards faith and its role in personal transformation:


A significant point in Jaclyn's narrative is her journey towards faith, triggered by her sister and brother-in-law's unconditional love and acceptance. Despite her initial skepticism towards religion, this experience set her on a path of transformation, leading her towards faith, acceptance of unconditional love, and, ultimately, a life shift towards kindness.


Jaclyn Lindsey, co-founder and CEO of kindness.org, believes that kindness is humanity's greatest asset. This ethos inspired her to launch kindness.org, a global nonprofit combining rigorous science into applicable solutions for kinder classrooms, communities, and companies. Jaclyn has spent over fifteen years in the nonprofit space, where she’s helped raise more than $100M for domestic and international missions. An author & keynote speaker, she sits on the board of Children in Conflict and is the host of the soon Why Kindness? Podcast. Jaclyn loves adventuring around with her husband, Mancel, and two boys, Abel and River, and spending time with family, friends, or strangers around a dinner table.


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