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Oct 21, 2020

In today’s episode, we’re virtually sitting down with Molly Thompson and Lauren Paul, the co-founders of the Kind Campaign! The Kind Campaign is an internationally recognized nonprofit organization and school program that is bringing awareness to the negative and lasting effects of girl-against-girl bullying.


If there is one thing we’ve learned in this last year, it’s that we really have to take much more responsibility for the way that our behavior and actions can impact others. Living an ignited life does not just refer to you; it refers to our community. None of us can truly expand until all of us do and none of us are free until all of us are.


In this episode, we really open up about a lot of things — our own experiences with bullying, the effects of bullying, specifically for young girls, the correlation between bullying and addiction, what it looks like to own our insecurities so that they stop spreading on to others, the power of an apology, how to ask for forgiveness, and how to give forgiveness, how we’re teaching our own kids about bullying, and what we can all do in supporting the fight against bullying in schools.

This is a really important episode, especially in 2020 as we’re all becoming increasingly aware of the power of our language and in the actions that we take toward one another. We’re all in this together.


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Topics Discussed:

[:34] About the amazing vacation we just went on!

[1:33] Our review of the week.

[2:39] Our quote of the week from Dr. Deepika Chopra.

[3:26] About today’s episode with our wonderful guests, Molly Thompson and Lauren Paul.

[5:15] Be sure to share your favorite aha moments with us and the Kind Campaign!

[6:45] The “fireside” chat of our podcast with Molly Thompson and Lauren Paul.

[8:11] Lauren shares how she and Molly came together to create the Kind Campaign, as well as a bit of her personal backstory with bullying.

[14:25] Discussing a recent bullying TikTok trend.

[15:11] Molly touches on this transition from being friends to bullying in school-aged children and shares her own story and experience with bullying.

[21:04] You always have the power to change the conversation — it’s never too late.

[22:10] Did Molly ever ask why the girl who bullied her apologized?

[24:19] Sophie shares about her own experiences with bullying, her lessons on bullying, and how we’re teaching our children about bullying.

[27:17] How Lauren and Molly have seen the conversation shift since they started the Kind Campaign.

[29:33] Lauren and Molly share the most powerful ways they have found that get people to understand the impact that their words, actions, and behaviors have on others.

[33:40] Lauren shares an inspiring story where she witnessed a girl’s transformation in standing up against bullying.

[37:40] The bystander effect and the powerful impact of taking a stand and acknowledging everyone’s humanness.

[38:21] A few of our experiences with the bystander effect and bullying, and how we handle bullying now.

[45:40] Bullying doesn’t stop after middle school and high school: how Kind Campaign is educating and advocating for women in the workforce and beyond.

[46:43] What unites us as humans and an important piece of the conversation that we’re having.

[48:57] What we love about our children’s Waldorf school in how they address bullying and conflict.

[51:10] The importance of creating healthy conflict resolution from a young age.

[52:42] Molly and Lauren share the best advice they have ever received.

[56:18] Molly and Lauren’s proudest moments to-date.

[1:00:40] Molly and Lauren share their hardest moments to-date.

[1:03:36] Molly and Lauren share their self-care rituals.

[1:09:19] What ignites Molly and Lauren?

[1:10:45] We’re challenging you to share a story with us or share an apology letter!

[1:11:47] Thanking Molly and Lauren for joining us in this podcast and sharing their message and stories.


Mentioned in this Episode:

Dr. Deepika Chopra

Things Are Looking Up | Dr. Deepika Chopra’s Optimism Deck

Looking Up Podcast with Dr. Deepika Chopra

IGNTD Ep: “Manifesting Your Everyday Passion into Your Career with Dr. Deepika Chopra”

Kind Campaign

Molly Thompson and Lauren Paul | Kind Campaign

Ocean Charter School

Sleep Stories — Calm App


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