This online kindness class is designed as a self-paced module. There are three themes for you to complete, each progressing from the one before. The idea is to take a week with each theme, thus making this a three week class, but feel free to move quicker or slower as the mood strikes you. In fact, feel no pressure to do anything in any “supposed to” way. The class is intended to help you to consider the concept of kindness as a reflective exercise rather than something big you do for show.

Click “Themes” to be taken to links for descriptions of each of the three themes. Also provided are links called “Inspirations,” messages to be read after individually considering a theme for a short time, and another called “Reflections.” Reflections are concluding thoughts about each theme and are intended to be read after you have finished your work with it.

This class was created by Seattle-based educator Andy Smallman and is part of Kind Living. It’s a shortened version of a class that he offers regularly. If you are interested in connecting with Andy, you can reach him via email. He answers every email he receives as quickly as he can so don’t be shy about contacting him.

All the images used on this module were drawn specifically for each theme by artist Fish Astronaut.