Forbes: The Power of Random Acts of Kindness


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Summary of Article

As a psychiatrist, I help people heal their emotional blocks and create abundance in all areas of their lives. Generosity is a key element to that. Generosity can take many different forms, including random acts of kindness. Random acts of kindness are selfless acts performed to either help or cheer up another (often a stranger) for no reason other than to make a person happier. It can take the form of a good deed, putting money in an expired parking meter, sending a letter to a friend, or paying for the next patron’s cup of coffee. What’s most powerful about random acts of kindness is that they are rarely planned in advance. Instead they are intuitively inspired and usually begin with a spontaneous impulse in the moment.

In this article in Forbes, I share details on the impact that generosity can have on our emotional health and abundance. Our generosity not only creates higher levels of personal energy, it opens our hearts and assists in raising the energy of the entire planet.

Read the full article on Forbes here.


Judith Orloff, MD is the New York Times bestselling author of The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People. Her companion book Thriving as an Empath offers daily self-care tools for sensitive people along with The Empath’s Empowerment Journal. Her latest journal is Affirmations for Empaths. Dr. Orloff is a psychiatrist, an empath, and is on the UCLA Psychiatric Clinical Faculty. She blends the pearls of conventional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, empathy, energy medicine, and spirituality. Dr. Orloff specializes in treating empaths and highly sensitive people in her private practice and online internationally. Her work has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, Oprah Magazine, the New York Times and USA Today. Dr. Orloff has spoken at Google-LA, TEDx U.S. and TEDx Gateway Asia. Her other books are Emotional Freedom, The Power of Surrender, Second Sight, Positive Energy, and Guide to Intuitive Healing. More information about Dr. Orloff’s Empathy Training Programs for businesses, The Empath Survival Guide Online Course and speaking schedule at

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